Archie Meets Batman '66 #1
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Archie Meets Batman '66 #1

Writer: Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci Artist: Dan Parent, J. Bone Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: July 18, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 6
8.2Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Two iconic comic book characters meet up for the FIRST TIME in this historic crossover mini-series! A battle in Gotham City extends its reach into Riverdale-with Mr. Lodge becoming enemy #1 of the dynamic duo! Now it's up to Veronica to recruit some help and place a call... to the Batcave!

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jun 29, 2018

    Charming and chummy to the core, this looks to be the coolest comic crossover event of the summer. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Jul 22, 2018

    The campy fun of Batman 66 meshes magically with the characters from Riverdale. Book Worm and Foot Note are a nice piece of DC nostalgia to add to the classic rogues, and the wink and nod to electronic books in the future is a clever trope for anyone reading the digital or analog version of this book. Solid marks all around. Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Joshua Winchester Jun 27, 2018

    America's Favorite Boyfriend teaming up with Gotham's Caped Crusader. A story in the making, finally being told. And telling the tale is a team of super-talent. Banded together with one purpose, to show what happens when Archie Comics and DC do a crossover. Grab a copy or be left in the dust trail as the story zooms on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Jul 18, 2018

    A great beginning to what looks to be a rollicking crossover of two iconic properties, you will surely want to tune in for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Aug 2, 2018

    With writing by Jeff Parker and Michael Moreci, they are guiding the two series true to both of their forms. The passion of the art team is nothing to sneer at either, Dan Parent is long time artist for Archie and marries that beautifully with the style of Batman 66'. His art paired with J. Bone on inks and Kelly Fitzpatrick on colors, each bringing their own magic to the story, makes me ready for chapter 2! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Jul 23, 2018

    Dan Parent and J. Bone bring us the best of both worlds right down to the Joker's make-up covered Mustache (maybe they should have thought of that with Henry Cavill"?) Over the top and cartoony as we would expect Batman to be and Archie fans were used to up until the recent incarnation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 15, 2018

    This first issue was a good start to this mini, even if I did wish there was more interaction between properties.  Thins need to be set up, though, and I'm sure we will hit the ground running next issue.  Besides that minor quibble, everything felt right and the art was great all around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Dan Chruscinski Jul 18, 2018

    A strong start to the crossover event, Archie Meets Batman '66 is elevated thanks to a fun script and bright, clean art. I look forward to what dastardly deeds our vile villains come up with next time and more importantly how our Riverdale gang stands up to them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Jul 19, 2018

    Featuring a plethora of covers to choose from, ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN '66 is a must-see for the kitsch factor alone. I reserve some quibbles about it -- I haven't read enough BATMAN '66 to know if Poison Ivy is supposed to be a southern belle in this bat-verse, but it was a surprising departure from her usual femme fatale aspect (which Catwoman has cornered in this franchise). Overall, it's recommended, and one I'll continue checking into as the series progresses. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Jul 19, 2018

    Archie Meets Batman '66 #1 succeeds in doing what all first issues should, and that's making us long for issue #2 while simultaneously filling our imaginations with all that could lie ahead. Reggie, a Catwoman henchman? Hot Dog and Ace lending the heroes a paw (I know, Bat-Hound was never part of the show, but neither was Poison Ivy). Batman, Robin, and Batgirl cutting a mean Batusi to the soulful musical stylings of The Archies? The creative team has proven once again how versatile the Riverdale teens can be when it comes to crossovers, even the unlikely ones. Archie vs Sharknado happened, after all. This one, however, has been helmed to go together like chocolate and peanut butter. Or, if you're Jughead, the Sixteen-Hamburgers-in-One Burger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 18, 2018

    This is a real treat of a first issue, one that encourages readers to just enjoy themselves for as long as it lasts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 18, 2018

    While we don't get to see Batman with Archie in this issue, it's still a good start and one that gives us a Batman adventure you can read in one issue. It's a good start and brings the two properties together in a smooth way. Hopefully we'll get more of the two property's characters actually together in the second issue but kicking things off, this is a good way to go about it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 18, 2018

    This first issue is a little slight and kind of underuses the Archie characters, but it's a fun start and I'm hopeful that this six-issue miniseries will have as many fun twists and turns as the previous DC/Archie crossover. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jul 19, 2018

    An enjoyable start to the crossover. The wheel isn't reinvented, nor is any new ground is broken. It's simply a colorful, easy-reading comic starring beloved characters. The visual aesthetic is the issue's strong point, with great character designs and colors that pop right off the page. It looks like an Archie comic for sure, but thanks to some fun action the Batman characters feel right at home. Here's hoping the narrative becomes a little more involved down the road, but for now, it's enjoyable enough. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Egan Jul 23, 2018

    A funny and charming crossover that looks great, but probably won't turn the heads of non-fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jul 20, 2018

    If you're a fan of the 1960s Batman show, get ready because all the heavy hitters make an appearance here. While mostly the lineup from the 1966 movie, Jeff Parker and Dan Parent also throw Batgirl and Bookworm in for good measure. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 13, 2018

    Still, there's a lot to like. The story up to that point was fun and breezy. The art by Dan Parent(with inks by the legendary J. Bone) is good as well. It just left me unsatisfied. I don't mind wanting more after a first issue. This first chapter however just wasn't enough. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Hunter T. Patrick Jun 27, 2018

    This crossover left much to be desired for a strong intro. The Archie part felt stronger, but still not that strong. Once the two worlds collide then how things will develop will be more evident, but just for a first issue, it was not a strong Archie, nor a strong Batman '66 comic on its own. There is hope in the later issues, but in the first, it was not as much of a dud as it was just average. There is so much potential, and it felt like 'well this is a good idea, let's just do it without much effort as the premise writes itself.' No, the premise does not write itself. Read Full Review

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