Sunday, June 21, 2015

Batman '66 Vol. 2 Graphic Novel review

Batman '66 has proven to be a great throwback series. This graphic novel will please both old-time Batman fans and younger readers alike. The covers, drawn by Mike Allred and colored by Laura Allred are fantastic. "King Tut Barges In" features a ever resourceful Batman repelling crocodiles with his modified Bat-Shark-Repellant and after the spray runs out Batman uses a wild animal call to attract a bunch of hippos to scare away the crocs. Even more impressive is Batman's "Khoomei Throat Singing" which just so happens to repel a hungry bunch of scorpions ready to sting Batman and Robin and make them their next meal. "Showdown With Shame!" is amazingly watercolored by artist Ruben Procopio. The look and feel of the story reminded of a spaghetti western, matching the time frame of Batman '66 perfectly. A fabulous battle between 2 female protagonists' closes this edition out, as Batgirl goes toe to toe with Cleopatra. A special bonus section features more great cover art by the Allreds. Here's a couple for you to check out.

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