Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Batman '66 #9

Along with a best-forgotten back-up story involving the world's greatest detective and his protege being duped by Alfred's nefarious lookalike relative taking his place inside Wayne Manor, the latest issue of Batman '66 pits the Dynamic Duo against Zelda the Great who Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson find masquerading as a stage magician in Gotham City while on a double-date.

Despite the fact that Zelda isn't breaking any laws, Bruce and Dick ditch their dates (one of whom is Kathy Kane and the other who Zelda will later take on as a potential apprentice of her own) to don their tights and promptly be taken hostage by the villain and her minions.

Featuring not one but two death traps, Batman '66 #9 offers some enjoyable (if forgettable) moments along the way to the heroes eventually taking down the villain while also crafting a possible origin story for the young woman who Zelda may have turned to a life of crime. For fans.

[DC, $3.99]

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