Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Batman '66 #6

Okay, I love the 60's Batman TV-show but I'm freely willing to admit not all the show's villains were winners. For instance: The Bookworm. Two-thirds of a comic centered around the character is far too much (he would have been much better used, if at all, in one of the back-up stories).

The Bookworm's main story has to do with the literary-obsessed criminal gathering every piece of evidence on the existence of Batman and Robin to determine their true identities. Not surprisingly, Batman tricks the villain into mistaking someone else (Alfred?) for the Caped Crusader and eventually apprehends the Bookworm.

The issue's back-up story has a ridiculous moment of Batman taking control of trained killer bears with sign language and then riding them to victory (seriously, WTF), but is also stuck with a D-list villain in Olga, Queen of Cossacks. While I think there are possibly good stories to do with both the Bookworm and even Olga, the margin for error is very small. Hit-and-Miss.

[DC, $3.99]

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