Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77 #1

Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77 #1

Writer: Marc Andreyko, Jeff Parker Artist: David Hahn Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 23, 2016 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

What mysteries are hidden in the book Ra’s al Ghul just hired Catwoman to steal? And why does this caper lead Batman down memory lane-to his childhood fight against actual Nazis?!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Nov 23, 2016

    This is an excellent issue. The concept is just too cool and something DC fans have always wanted to see. Comic book fans love crossovers and have always imagined how cool it could have been if these shows had somehow crossed. It's awesome to retroactively put them in the same continuity. The art is great and there is a major surprise for DC fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - TalkNerdy2Me Jan 18, 2017

    The art and color by Hahn and Kesel and Madpencil were just as bright and vivid and sharp as I remember the show being. Also clever was the visual way Batman’s and Robin’s voiceovers of the flashback were represented in print (little Bat symbol and a grey box, yellow letter “R” and yellow box). The final, cliffhanger panel of the book made me gasp out loud at the size of the blade being waved at Bruce, and because the art and writing worked together to make me willingly suspend my disbelief and be entertained. I will indeed be tuning in next month, same Bat-time and same Bat-channel, to see what’s next for our intrepid heroes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Avi Weinryb Jan 22, 2017

    The dynamic duo theme runs through this comic, from the heroes, to the writers to the artists. David Hahn and industry veteran Karl Kesel are a perfect pairing for this series. Hahns pencils are playful and relaxed, acknowledging the source material, but stylized and on-point, never allowing the abject silliness of the source inspiration to derail the need for strong illustration. Kesel brings his versatile inking abilities and wealth of DC Comics experience to ensure a cohesive visual experience. Some pages have echoes of the retro-style work of the late, great Darwyn Cooke, and all the better. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 26, 2016

    With all the crossovers the Batman '66 has seen, this one is already near the top of the list. It just feels right and while this issue is all setup, I liked it a lot. The story, characters and art all come together to make an enjoyable time that has me wanting more. That's what the opener of a series is supposed to do, right? Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 25, 2017

    Batman '66 and Wonder Woman '77 are two great tastes that go great together. While this first issue is a bit slow, it quickly proves that writers Jeff Parker and Marc Andreyko are intent on making the most of this team-up rather than simply going through the usual crossover motions. Already the series is making a strong case for the need for an ongoing Batman '66/Wonder Woman '77 comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 27, 2017

    It's strange that it took someone this long to make such an obvious pairing, although having them meet when Bruce is a child is certainly unexpected. Except for the beginning of the issue, the entire storyline takes place in an extended flashback to the night Bruce met Talia, Wonder Woman, and Ra's al Ghul and the chase for a mysterious pair of books which it seems many people are wiling to kill for. Just what those books unlock, and why Ra's and his daughter have hunted them for years, isn't explained, but you can bet it's not simply to add to his extensive library. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 26, 2016

    It is a short story, and mostly setup, but it's also a weekly release schedule and a 99 cent price point, so I can't complain too much. The story and art are both immediately impressive, and I love the idea of these franchises crossing over. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 23, 2016

    While the marquee heroes don't make the scene together in this debut Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77 Ch. 1 still shows a lot of promise for fans of both classics. Writers Jeff Parker and Marc Andreyko are having a blast with the retro setting and classic characters while trying to make the most of their limited page count. Helping the pair along is an art team that revels in the optimistic tone and rich colors, delivering another snazzy entry into DC's digital comic canon. Though absent on shelves for the time being, Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77 Chapter 1 is still a debut worth seeking out digitally. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Spfcderon Jan 18, 2017

    Batman '66 meets Wonder Woman '77 #1 is a solid first issue that effectively sets all the pieces on the proverbial board in a way that makes you want to see the next move. The writing is crisp and the visuals give a retro feel that is in keeping with the subject matter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Nov 23, 2016

    The first chapter is now available for download via the DC Comics App, Readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Kyle Pinion Nov 23, 2016

    This is a fun kick-off, and a great all-ages tale that should appeal to both the parents that grew up loving these shows and their kids who they've probably at least tried to share it with at some point. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 23, 2016

    Overall, it's a digital chapter, so a bit short for me, but it does pack in a lot and continues the fun tone of classic Batman and Wonder Woman. I can't wait to read the next chapter and see where things go from here. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Nov 28, 2016

    The art leaves a lot to be desired, but the story is pure fun. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jan 18, 2017

    My optimism and love for this series is what's keeping me afloat right now. While by no means a disaster, this doesn't feel like the grand slam that a meeting between two cultural icons should have been. I love the way it looks, I love the villain they chose, and there are some really cool storytelling techniques at play, I just don't think it's Batman '66. A shaky start to what I sincerely hope ends up being a fun crossover. Read Full Review

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