Batman '66 Meets The Man From U.N.C.L.E. #1

Batman '66 Meets The Man From U.N.C.L.E. #1

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: David Hahn, Karl Kesel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 23, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Two 1960s television icons cross paths for a groovy, globe-spanning adventure in this one-of-a-kind miniseries. The deadly organization known as T.H.R.U.S.H. has a new twist in their plans for world conquest-they're recruiting some of Gotham City's most infamous villains! Agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin bring this information to the one man who knows everything about these new enemies: Batman. Before you can say "Open channel D," the Dynamic Duo and the Men from U.N.C.L.E. are jetting off to Europe to thwart the schemes of this deadly criminal cartel.

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Dec 23, 2015

    A remarkably strong start to an unlikely miniseries, the marriage between these two worlds already looks to be a successful one. It will be interesting to see how the more grounded nature of Solo and Kuryakin handle the colorful rogues of Batman and Robin, but the clever use of Olga, Queen of the Cossacks as a bridge between the two series is hopefully indicative of how well these two properties mesh together. If we can't have Batman '66 Meets James Bond, this is looking like a worthy substitute. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 23, 2015

    The first issue doesn't give us the whole “meet” part of the series title, but sets up enough fun that I want to come back for the second issue to read more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Dec 2, 2015

    They might really be narrowing the audience by going with a fairly obscure crossover, and a throw back Batman that many fans don't associate at all with comics any more, but they make it work. It's a great book, and I don't think anyone would regret picking it up. I'm just looking forward to a lot more action in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Dec 23, 2015

    While the team-up we're all waiting for has yet to truly commence, this issue delivers a very solid introduction. It captures the highly adventurous, tongue-in-cheek tone ofBatman: The Television Serieswhile simultaneously channeling the golden age of the spy genre. If DC ever manages to make a crossover with James Bond happen, I may lose consciousness. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 23, 2015

    Sadly, Batman and Robin don''t actually cross paths with Agents Solo and Kuryakin in this first issue. Writer Jeff Parker focuses instead on separate but parallel adventures as each Dynamic Duo battles fiendish villains and narrowly escapes death. The mash-up works very well, and Parker achieves a happy medium between spy drama and campy superhero charm. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Dec 25, 2015

    Over on the more Gotham side of things, Batman and Robin are trying to stop the Penguin who has escaped Arkham with the help of Olga. This angle is played a little more comedically, as you would expect from an Adam West Batman tribute. Still, there's a lot of underplayed humor that digs up a lot of unexpected laughs, like the unassuming "Maximum Security" sign hanging over the one door in Arkham Batman's villains broke out of. David Hahn's art isn't just reminiscent of the Adam West series, but it expertly handles the same campy style of humor. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Paul DePaola Dec 26, 2015

    While it's less “Batman meets The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and more “Batman and also The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”, this is still a lot of fun to read. You don't need to be a fan of U.N.C.L.E. to follow along but I'm sure there will be plenty of details for long time fans to enjoy. Read Full Review

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