Sunday, August 3, 2014

Batman '66 #13

Collecting two rather than the usual three issues of the digital series (meaning there's no back-up story following the two-part tale this month), Batman '66 #13 features the Dynamic Duo taking on on Hollywood when a dark and grim television show begins depicting the Dark Knight Detective in a way that begins to affect how both criminals and law-abiding citizens view Batman and Robin.

Reversing the idea of the 60s television show helping to lighten-up Batman (with the help of the Comics Code) from his grimmer roots, the story has a certain flair although I don't expect "Bat-Business" to actually catch on as a favorite catch phrase. The first-half of the story works better me than the wrap-up as the Hollywood producer turns out to be your typical Batman villain (attempting to kill the Dynamic Duo live on-camera).

The choice to drop the price of the issue a dollar and forgo he back-up story is of interest making the comic a bit more affordable but also meaning we're left without a Batgirl sighting or a second villain. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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