Thursday, January 30, 2014

Batman '66 #7

One of my favorite criminals from the 60's Batman TV-show was False Face (played by an uncredited Malachi Throne). Only making a single appearance on the show in the two-parter "True or False Face" and "Holy Rat Race" the constantly-masked villain capable of perfectly impersonating anyone gets his own comic adventure here as the villain impersonates millionaire Bruce Wayne and attempts to destroy Mount Rushmore!

The adventure is fun, if over-the-top, and forces Batman to abandon showing up as Bruce Wayne until Batman and Robin can clear his name. If I have a major complaint its the unnecessary ambiguous clues False Face leaves for the Dynamic Duo making him come off a bit like a second-rate Riddler.

The back-up story is a bit odd as the Joker decides to take Wall Street's advice and downsize to increase profits only to not have enough henchmen to properly execute a heist or defend himself against Batman and Robin. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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