Thursday, September 11, 2014

Batman '66 #14

Although he never actually appeared on the 60s television show, there's little doubt such a creation like the Batrobot (which we've seen in various forms over the years in different media such as most recently in Batman: The Brave and the Bold) would be right at home in the campy confines of this version of Gotham City.

In an issue that instructs the reader about advances in technology and their limits, Batman '66 #14 features Batman creating a giant Batrobot to police the city giving the Dark Knight Detective and Robin a vacation. Despite the early successes the robot taking down the likes of Clock King, Louie Lilac, and the Archer, the robots limitations are revealed when it fails to handle the team-up of the illogical combination of the Joker and the Riddler. It looks like Batman's job is safe for the time being.

Widening the Batman '66 universe to include the wacky comic storylines that the TV series inspired, Batman '66 #14 offers a fun issue all around in what is easily one of the title's best issues to date. Must-read.

[DC, $2.99]

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