Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #1

Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #1

Writer: Ian Edginton Artist: Matthew Dow Smith Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 8, 2016 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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As Bruce Wayne shows the beautiful head of a UK electronics company the sights of Gotham, they are interrupted by the felonious feline Catwoman! Unwilling to leave Miss Michaela Gough unprotected, Bruce resigns himself to the fact that Batman cannot save the day. But some new players have arrived in town-though even as the catsuit-clad lovely Mrs. Peel and her comrade John Steed take control of the situation, nefarious plots continue apace!

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jun 8, 2016

    A promising start to a ripping spy yarn. The dialogue is pitch perfect, cracking with wit and knowing humor, and the highly stylized artwork moves things along at a brisk pace. Maybe too brisk, but wanting more of something you enjoyed is never a bad thing. I for one can't wait to see the further adventures of Batman, Robin, Steed, and Mrs. Peel. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Project-Nerd - Lee Jun 15, 2016

    This book sets up what will hopefully be amazing team-up between two iconic sixties institutions. There's so much potential and based off of the first issue, I don't think there's anything to worry about. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 6, 2016

    The world never got the Batman '66/Avengers TV crossover it so richly deserved, but at least DC can make up for that omission in comic book form. Even at this early stage, it's clear this new team-up series is combining the best of both franchises for a fun, retro-flavored crossover that any Bat-fan can enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 8, 2016

    If you are an Avengers fan (British TV show, folks), then I can easily recommend this book to you. Ian Edginton knows his stuff and plays around with it a bit here. If you have no idea who Steed and Mrs. Peel are, then I pity you and will tell you that your mileage may vary. I suggest you pick up this first chapter to see if it tickles your fancy. At the very least, you'll get to see Alfred as Batman. I'm not lying, I can't get enough of that! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jul 10, 2016

    I think fans of both TV shows will be satisfied with this book, but those who know only Batman will still find it to be a friendly read. Speaking as someone who is largely unfamiliar with The Avengers, I say that with confidence. We aren't treated to the usual deathtrap cliffhanger, but the creative team cooked up something that fits the narrative and will likely cause many a reader to come back for seconds. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Roy Ranous Jun 8, 2016

    Unfortunately, the story is over almost right after it begins, with no real exposition as to what we can expect, or why Steed and Mrs. Peel are even IN Gotham. That's okay, though. This issue is the first of twelve issues, set to release biweekly over the course of the next several months. The print release of this book starts in July, so keep your eyes peeled! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Jun 8, 2016

    Perfectly capturing the campy and witty tone of the respective source materials' Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #1 may be light on original plotting, but heavy on a sense of tongue-in-cheek fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jun 8, 2016

    Overall, Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel, Chapter 1 is a solid start to a thematically appropriate team-up. Ian Edginton delivers an entertaining script that captures the silly kitsch of Batman '66 and The Avengers as well as being a complete Catwoman escapade in and of itself, illustrated adeptly by Matthew Dow Smith. For die-hard fans of the decidedly non-Marvel Avengers, we've not hit the good stuff just yet, but this is still a solid taster of the adventure to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Liam Budd Jul 8, 2016

    Perfectly acceptable in every way, eh old sport? Wot, wot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 12, 2016

    An interesting start. Thankfully, the weekly digital format means I'll get more of the story sooner, rather than later... Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Jul 6, 2016

    If you have read my past reviews of the Batman '66 books you know that I am a bit of a sucker for these series'. I am disappointed to say that based on this first issue I can't recommend you buy this book. The story is perfectly fine but the art makes it a frustrating and uninspiring read. Read Full Review

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