Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Batman '66 #10

Batman '66 #10 finds the Dynamic Duo matches wits against Mr. Freeze who takes advantage of a Gotham heat wave to sell personal air conditioning units to to unsuspecting Gothamites unaware that the villain will use the units to bring an early winter to the city. Despite the villain's new advantage, and fancy new freeze-canon tank, Batman and Robin are able to bring summer back to Gotham

Although the Freeze story is entertaining (even giving us Batman and Robin skiing their way through downtown Gotham), of more interest is the comic's back-up story featuring Batgirl saving Bruce Wayne after he's poisoned by Cleopatra.

Not only does Batgirl beat Robin to uncovering the villain's hideout (he only shows up after at the very end of the issue), but she also makes short work of Cleopatra who turns out to be all bark and no bite once her venomous cobras are taken out of play. I hope the series has more Batgirl stories in store. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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