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: 11
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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

  • 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

  • 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
    ComicBook.com - 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

  • 7.0
    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

  • 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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