Archie Meets Batman ’66 #6: Justice is Served (Review)
Archie Meets Batman ’66 #6
Story by Jeff Parker and Michael Moreci
Pencils by Dan Parent
Inks by J. Bone
Coloring by Kelly Fitzpatrick
Lettering by Jack Morelli
Editors Alex Segura and Stephen Oswald
Associate Editor Vincent Lovallo
Assistant Editor Jamie Lee Rotante
Editor-In-Chief Victor Gorelick
Publisher Jon Goldwater
Published by Archie Comics and DC Comics
The most fun you can have with your cape and cowl on! This great 1st ever Batman ’66 & Archie team up was spectacular! This played out like we all knew it would with justice being served up in the end. I loved this series reading it was like watching a rare three-part episode of our favorite Batman ’66 tv show. This had everything, Batman, Robin & Batgirl along with Archie and the gang. This was an enjoyable journey to Riverdale, well in the end it was. I felt Jughead’s pain when Pops wouldn’t give him any burgers. We got to see a bevy of Batman’s rogue gallery throughout this six issue mini-series’. Some were just in the background but they were there nonetheless. Others were set up as decoys and recaptured in Gotham City, while the main villains “The United Underworld” from the Batman ’66 movie (Joker, Catwoman, Riddler & Penguin) joined by the evil Siren all headed to Riverdale to hatch out their diabolical plan.
With Batman captured, the junior members make their getaway with Batman yelling to Archie Andrews “Live To Fight Another Day!” Will Batgirl, Robin and the kids from Riverdale be able to come up with something to foil these evil plans? All you need to do is pick up your own copy of Archie meets Batman”66 issue #6 and read it for yourself, find out all this and many more surprises in this grand finale!
Jeff Parker and Michael Moreci captured the old Batman TV series and the Archies 1970’s cartoons perfectly. The writing formula they used paid wonderful homage to both timeless franchises. Being a fan of both I’m sad to see this end, but you never know we may see this team up again in the future sometime. While reading this more than entertaining story I heard Batman & Robin’s voices in my head as the actors who once brought these images to life: Adam West & Burt Ward. Was it just me or did this happen to you too? I for one will look to the skies for the Bat-signal for when Jeff & Michael join forces again for an all-new tale with Dan Parent’s art too.
Speaking of Dan Parent, his artwork on this series was so spot on! Along with J. Bone’s inking Dan’s pencils, you couldn’t ask for more, or could you? Yes, Kelly Fitzpatrick’s colors that made every panel leap off the page in vivid color as it never has before! Dan, J., & Kelly were surely a dynamic trio artistically speaking on this book. They masterfully captured the look and feel of these classic characters. It was like being transported back to the 1960s, just an incredible experience!
This final issue in this mini-series wraps up the first ever Batman & Archie team up. I’m sure we will see another story somewhere down the line. I just hope it’s this same creative team they did such a bang up job on this run. So whether you’re a bat-fan or an Archie fan you’ll love this series, so what are you waiting for? To the Bat-Poles!
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