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Friday, 29 June 2018

Review: Archie Comics - Archie Meets Batman '66 #1


There's something rotten in Riverdale!

When Poison Ivy gets pinched by the Caped Crusader and his friends, Gotham's most fiendish foes decide to pack up shop and set their sights on somewhere new - and where better to restart their dastardly deeds than in a little town called Riverdale?

Of course, the residents of this famed comic locale have no idea who's coming for them. It's life as usual for these fine folks, as Archie Andrews continues to tune up his beloved jalopy, Jughead Jones seeks out his next meal, and Veronica Lodge looks for new and expensive ways to spend daddy's dollars. However, things are about to change in this sleepy little town, and only one person will be able to help them - The Batman.

Get ready for the coolest comic crossover event of the summer with Archie Meets Batman '66 #1, a groovy debut issue from Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci and Dan Parent that sees two pop culture icon collide as never before. It's charming and chummy to the core, and sets the stage for some fantastical fun that fans of 60's era swank are sure to love!


Jeff Parker and Michael Moreci have combined a grouping of classic characters together in an engaging debut issue that has hooked us in hard, while Dan Parent has perfectly captured all of these beloved components with some seriously beautiful art - made all the more amazing with contributions from J. Bone, Kelly Fitzpatrick and Jack Morelli.

Everything about this debut issue just seemed to click for us. The plot moved along smoothly, and we couldn't help but get a little misty-eyed when seeing Adam West's Bright Knight arriving on the scene to save the day once again! Standing as proof that old legends never die, the first issue of Archie Meets Batman '66 looks back upon a simpler time in our history and presents readers with one great gas of a comic book!

Rating: 5/5 - "Charming and chummy to the core, this looks to be the coolest comic crossover event of the summer."

Archie Meets Batman '66 #1 hits newsstands on Wednesday, July 18th.

Don't miss out on this seriously choice comic caper!

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