Batman '66 #2

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Jonathan Case Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 10, 2013 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Daniel Gehen Jul 14, 2013

    Batman 66 proves to be more that a one-week fluke. Parker and Case are able incorporate even more elements from the television show while flexing their creative muscles. Tune in next week for more adventures of derring-do! Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jul 10, 2013

    Jeff Parker delivers again as well. Like the first issue, he ramps up the action and set pieces, giving us a story with big action, big laughs, and a really awkward moment between Batman and Dracula. What really makes the issue work is that Parker plays it straight. He embraces the camp and ridiculous nature of the series without poking fun at it. Without a doubt, Batman '66 is quickly giving the other Bat titles a run for their money. This just might be the best book DC is doing right now, in my opinion. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Jul 12, 2013

    At only $0.99, "Batman '66" offers a surprisingly full package that is, unsurprisingly, a whole lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jul 11, 2013

    Tuning back into the same Bat channel as last week, the launch title of DC2 continues to offer an enhanced reading experience that is a joy to participate in. Keeping the story as simple and goofy as the 1960s television series works surprising well on the tablet screen, allowing the reader to push on through the adventure at their own pace. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Aug 26, 2013

    … man, it's really hard to stop doing that. But then again, why should I? You just don't get this kind of rollicking frolicking in comics anymore, so it's a gas when you get a book wherein the last panel of the story involves the Dynamic Duo staring out at the reader, with Robin simply exclaiming "Gosh!" over the congratulations offered him for his fine work. Parker is nailing the dialogue and making us chuckle, chortle and cherish the madcap magic of Batman '66. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 27, 2013

    While some of the novelty has worn off, it reveals a surprisingly solid bit of storytelling underneath with plenty of laughs still attached. If we can get Case to draw the whole issue every issue, that'd really ice the cake. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 27, 2013

    The back-up story we get isn't as entertaining but it does feature a pair of the more ridiculous TV-show villains fans of the show should enjoy in Chandell and Lorelei Circe. The story is also notable for the cameo by Kathy Kane who even gets to dress up as Batwoman (although only in Batman's Siren-caused hallucination). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Aug 21, 2013

    The Penguin story is a bit of a letdown, but the book is lifted back up again with a wild Circe & Chandell back-up story that once again features Jonathan Case's artwork. This is a done-in-one adventure once again so if you haven't checked out Batman '66 yet (and I highly recommend you pick up issue #1– I gave it a 10/10) then now's the time to hop aboard and do the batusi. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Dan Pennacchia Jul 11, 2013

    Case continues to match the tone of Batman '66perfectly. The visual cues that he uses, how the characters are rendered, and the general make up of the settings all deliver on the promise of a series meant to channel Adam West's Batman. Even more than in the first issue, the overlaying of some of the sound-effect words during the action scenes fit the moments so well. Parker, likewise, also maintains the right balance of those elements without the series ever leaning too far towards satire. Next issue will see the conclusion of this first arc, and so far this series is definitely a ton of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Villain Jul 15, 2016

    Batman 66 appears to be forming more of an arc than I expected. The art is good but it just doesn't quite capture the tone of the show that it could. The action scenes do it justice though. The dialogue feels just like the show did. Its just a fun quick read.

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