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Batman '66 is a DC Comics' comic book series running from 2013 to 2016. It continued the TV adventures of Batman and Robin. The series was published in both print and digital versions. The standard run totaled 30 print editions and 73 digital editions; both versions printed the same material. In addition, four crossover miniseries and one "Lost Episode" Special were published.

The series and miniseries introduced several villains that did not appear on the show, mainly those who either weren't converted over from the comics or those that didn't exist when the series was on the air, such as Bane and Two-Face.

Main SeriesEdit

The main monthly series ran for 73 digital editions and 30 print editions. The print editions were compilations of the multi-part digital stories. The digital stories were released weekly from July 2013 to November 2013, then bimonthly from December 2013 to September 2015. The print editions were released monthly from September 2013 to February 2016. The stories have also been reprinted into five compilation collections, which have been released in hardcover, trade paperback and digital editions. The fourth volume also included a reprint of the "Lost Episode" Special.

Digital IssuesEdit

Issue # Story Title Release Date
1 The Riddler's Ruse-Part 1: Mirth From Above July 3, 2013
2 The Riddler's Ruse-Part 2 July 10, 2013
3 The Riddler's Ruse-Part 3 July 17, 2013
4 Emperor Penguin-Part 1 July 24, 2013
5 Emperor Penguin-Part 2 July 31, 2013
6 Chandell's Chanteuse Aug 7, 2013
7 The Joker Sees Red Aug 14, 2013
8 Batman Hunts the Dead Aug 21, 2013
9 Scrambled Eggs Aug 28, 2013
10 The Hatter Takes the Crown Sep 4, 2013
11 A Chase in London Town Sep 11, 2013
12 The Clock King Strikes! Sep 18, 2013
13 The Sandman Says Goodnight Sep 25, 2013
14 Batman Sleeps Tight October 2, 2013
15 The Tail of the Tiger Topaz October 9, 2013
16 The Conqueror Bookworm October 16, 2013
17 The Inevitable Jail-Term October 23, 2013
18 The Kissing Cossack October 30, 2013
19 The Fiend is False!-Part 1 Nov 6, 2013
20 The Fiend is False!-Part 2 Nov 13, 2013
21 The Joker's Layoff Riot! Nov 20, 2013
22 King Tut Barges In Nov 27, 2013
23 Bat in Time Again! Dec 11, 2013
24 Zelda's Great Escape Dec 24, 2013
25 Caught By the Cape! January 8, 2014
26 Showdown with Shame January 22, 2014
27 Mr. Freeze Breaks the Ice February 5, 2014
28 Batman Doesn't Play Nice February 19, 2014
29 The Butler Did It! March 5, 2014
30 Cleopatra's Reign March 19, 2014
31 The Joker's Big Show April 2, 2014
32 Gotham Goes Ho Ho Ho April 16, 2014
33 The Dynamic Duo & Batgirl Say Hello! April 30, 2014
34 The Queen of Diamonds' Big Heist May 14, 2014
35 Batman Makes Marsha Pay the Price May 28, 2014
36 To Be or Not to Be June 11, 2014
37 Don't Change That Bat Channel June 25, 2014
38 The Bat Host with the Most July 9, 2014
39 The Sheriff of Crime July 23, 2014
40 The Batrobot Takes Flight August 6, 2014
41 Bat-Villains Unite August 20, 2014
42 Caught in the Widow's Web Sep 3, 2014
43 Batman Fights The Penguin’s Dread Sep 17, 2014
44 Eggolution October 1, 2014
45 Batman's Rebound October 15, 2014
46 The Short Halloween October 29, 2014
47 The Osiris Virus Nov 12, 2014
48 Batman on Papyrus Nov 26, 2014
49 Bats, Books, and Crazy Crooks Dec 10, 2014
50 The Villain of Vapor Street Dec 24, 2014
51 Foggy Bats Can't Be Beat January 7, 2015
52 A Stand Up Guy-Part 1 January 21, 2015
53 A Stand Up Guy-Part 2 February 4, 2015
54 The Garden of Death February 18, 2015
55 Batman's Final Breath? March 4, 2015
56 The Penguin Turns the Tables March 18, 2015
57 Batman Shows He's Able April 1, 2015
58 The Groovy Grave of Grundy April 15, 2015
59 The Quagmire of Clayface April 29, 2015
60 Diamond Disaster! May 13, 2015
61 Batman Moves Faster! May 27, 2015
62 Night of the Harlequin June 10, 2015
63 Bad Men June 24, 2015
64 Poison Ivy's Deadly Kiss July 8, 2015
65 Batman's Aim Must Not Miss! July 22, 2015
66 Bane Enters the Ring August 5, 2015
67 Batman Does His Thing August 19, 2015
68 Scarecrow Comes to Town Sep 2, 2015
69 Hunt the Croc Down Sep 16, 2015
70 Parker Breaks Out Sep 30, 2015
71 Catwoman Comes About! October 14, 2015
72 Main Title Part 1 October 28, 2015
73 Main Title Part 2 Nov 11, 2015

Print IssuesEdit

NOTE: The first 12 Print Issues reprinted three of the Digital Issues. The remaining 18 only reprinted 2 Digital Issues each. Only 72 of the 73 Digital Issues were reprinted in the monthly Print Issue run. Digital Issue #46, titled "The Short Halloween", was only reprinted in Volume 5 of the compiled volumes.

Issue # Cover Date Digital Issues Reprinted
1 September 2013 1, 2, 3
2 October 2013 4, 5, 6
3 November 2013 7, 8, 9
4 December 2013 10, 11, 12
5 January 2014 13, 14, 15
6 February 2014 16, 17, 18
7 March 2014 19, 20, 21
8 April 2014 22, 23, 26
9 May 2014 24, 25, 29
10 June 2014 27, 28, 30
11 July 2014 31, 32, 33
12 August 2014 34, 35, 36
13 September 2014 37, 38
14 October 2014 40, 41
15 November 2014 42, 43
16 December 2014 44, 45
17 January 2015 47, 48
18 February 2015 39, 49
19 March 2015 50, 51
20 April 2015 52, 53
21 May 2015 54, 55
22 June 2015 56, 57
23 July 2015 58, 59
24 August 2015 60, 61
25 September 2015 62, 63
26 October 2015 64, 65
27 November 2015 66, 67
28 December 2015 68, 69
29 January 2016 70, 71
30 February 2016 72, 73

CompilationsEdit

NOTE: The compilation volumes were printed first in Hardcover editions, then later in "Trade Paperback" Softcover editions. Both release dates are noted below.

Volume # Hardcover Release Date Softcover Release Date Issues Reprinted
1 April 8, 2014 October 21, 2014 Digital #'s 1 to 15
2 October 21, 2014 April 28, 2015 Digital #'s 16 to 30
3 April 28, 2015 December 8, 2015 Digital #'s 31 to 38 & 40 to 45
4 December 8, 2015 May 17, 2016 Digital #'s 39 & 47 to 57,
and "Lost Episode" Special
5 May 17, 2016 December 13, 2016 Digital #'s 46 & 58 to 73

Batman '66: The Lost EpisodeEdit

This 2015 one-shot Special issue was based on an unused episode treatment by renowned science fiction author Harlan Ellison. The story, titled The Two-Way Crimes Of Two-Face, would have introduced Two-Face into the TV villain lineup, but the series was cancelled before the script could be fleshed out. The published volume adapts the story in comic form by writer Len Wein and artist José Luis Garcia-Lopez. The book also includes Ellison’s original prose story outline and the complete, original pencils by Garcia-Lopez. The original digital edition was released on Nov 19, 2014, with the print edition being published in January 2015. It is also reprinted in its' entirety in Volume 4 of the Compiled volumes.

Batman '66 Meets The Green HornetEdit

In conjunction with Dynamite Entertainment, DC published a miniseries sequel to the crossover TV episodes A Piece of the Action and Batman's Satisfaction. The story was co-written by Ralph Garman and Kevin Smith. Interior art was done by Ty Templeton and Jon Bogdanove, and the main release covers were done by Alex Ross.

The miniseries was published in twelve bi-weekly digital issues (released from May 21 to October 22, 2014) and six monthly print issues (from August 2014 to January 2015). The exact release dates for the Digital and Print Issues are listed below. The compiled Hardcover Volume was released on March 24, 2015, and the "Trade Paperback" Softcover version on December 1, 2015.

The story once again unites the Dynamic Duo with The Green Hornet and Kato against a now-deformed-and-self-promoted General Gumm, who is now teamed up with The Joker.

NOTE: The reason for Gumm's physical deformity in the story is due to the fact that DC Comics could not secure the rights to actor Roger C. Carmel's likeness.

Digital & Print IssuesEdit

NOTE: Each pair of Digital Issues was half of a two-part story reprinted in the related Print Issue. Digital Release Dates are listed for the first and second Digital Issues, respectively.

Print
Issue #
Digital
Issue #'s
Story Title Print
Cover Date
Digital
Release Dates
1 1/2 On the Wrong Track August 2014 May 21 & June 4, 2014
2 3/4 The Heroes Fight Back September 2014 June 18 & July 2, 2014
3 5/6 An Unlikely Pair October 2014 July 16 & 30, 2014
4 7/8 The Treacherous Snare November 2014 August 13 & 27, 2014
5 9/10 The Duo Sticks Together December 2014 September 10 & 24, 2014
6 11/12 The End of Crime's Tether January 2015 October 8 & 22, 2014

Batman '66 Meets The Man From U.N.C.L.E.Edit

Inspired by the success of the Green Hornet miniseries, DC Comics published another crossover miniseries involving characters and scenarios from the TV series The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. The series was written by Jeff Parker, and featured interior art by David Hine and standard covers by Mike Aldred.

As with the Green Hornet miniseries, this story was published in twelve biweekly digital issues (released from November 23, 2015 to April 27, 2016) and six monthly print issues (released from December 2015 to May 2016). Exact release dates for each Digital & Print issue are listed below. The compiled Hardcover Volume was released on September 13, 2016, and the Softcover "Trade Paperback" version is due out on April 25, 2017.

In this story, given the overall title The Batman Affair, the Terrific Trio of Batman, Robin & Batgirl are teamed up with U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin to thwart the machinations of the evil organization of T.H.R.U.S.H.--now with a mysterious new leader--who are planning to indoctrinate many of Gotham's worst arch-criminals into their membership. Could the new leader BE one of Batman's enemies? And can the combined forces of Gotham's Guardians and the men from U.N.C.L.E. stop Batman's Rogues Gallery and T.H.R.U.S.H. from dominating the world?

Digital & Print IssuesEdit

NOTE: Each Digital Issue was titled as a "chapter" in the overall "Batman Affair" story. Said chapter numbers matched the Digital Issue in which they were released. Each Print Issue, although it reprinted the two Digital Issues related to it, was given a "chapter" number equivalent to its' release number, and used either only one of the Digital Issue titles it reprinted as the issue's overall title, or (in the case of Issue # 3) a totally unique title.

Digital
Issue #
Digital
Story Title
Digital
Release Date
Print
Issue #
Print
Story Title
Print
Cover Date
1 Deathtraps and Lairs November 23, 2015 1 Deathraps and Lairs January 2016
2 A Spy for a Spy December 9, 2015
3 Villains in a Rush December 22, 2015 2 Bruce Wayne,
Agent of T.H.R.U.S.H.
February 2016
4 Bruce Wayne,
Agent of T.H.R.U.S.H.
January 5, 2016
5 Villains Arise January 20, 2016 3 Cast a Wide Net March 2016
6 Secrets and Spies February 3, 2016
7 A Familiar Face February 17, 2016 4 A Familiar Face April 2016
8 The Secret Base March 2, 2016
9 The Incredible
Hugo Strange
March 16, 2016 5 The Incredible
Hugo Strange
May 2016
10 A Mind to Change March 30, 2016
11 A Plan is Hatched April 13, 2016 6 A Plan is Hatched June 2016
12 T.H.R.U.S.H. Outmatched April 27, 2016

Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. PeelEdit

A third crossover was published by DC Comics starting in June 2016, this time in conjunction with Boom! Studios, teaming Batman and Robin with the team of John Steed and Emma Peel from the TV series The Avengers. The series was written by Ian Edginton, with interior art by Matthew Dow Smith and covers by Michael Allred and Cat Staggs.

As with the previous two crossovers, the series was published in twelve bi-weekly digital issues (released from June 8 to November 9) and six monthly print issues (released from July to December 2016). The exact release dates for the Digital and Print Issues are listed below. A hardcover compilation is due out on March 7, 2017, and a softcover "trade paperback" is presumed to be released later in the year.

In this Trans-Atlantic tale, Steed and Peel arrive in Gotham City on the trail of the White Star Diamond, which has become the target of desire for the nefarious Catwoman. The "Avengers" team with the Dynamic Duo to save her from the newly-arrived robotic Cybernauts and retrieve the gem. The trail leads them back to London, where the quartet face off against Lord Ffogg, Mr. Freeze, the Cybernauts and their high-tech creator.

Digital & Print IssuesEdit

NOTE: Like the Man from U.N.C.L.E. miniseries, each Digital Issue was a "chapter" of the overall story, numbered to match the Issue's release number. The Print Issues reprinted both associated Digital Issues, keeping both titles for each chapter.

Digital
Issue #
Digital
Story Title
Digital
Release Date
Print
Issue #
Print
Cover Date
1 The Bowler and the Bat June 8, 2016 1 September 2016
2 The Robin and the Cat June 22, 2016
3 Lord Ffogg Plays His Hand July 6, 2016 2 October 2016
4 The Avengers Join the Band July 20, 2016
5 Tinkering With Terror August 3, 2016 3 November 2016
6 A Deadly Error August 17, 2016
7 Batman Gets Flighty August 31, 2016 4 December 2016
8 Back to Old Blighty September 19, 2016
9 Frogg and Ice September 28, 2016 5 January 2017
10 Sugar and Spice October 12, 2016
11 A Robotic Revelation October 26, 2016 6 February 2017
12 A Startling Explanation! November 9, 2016

Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77Edit

NOTE: This section is about a comic miniseries that is still being published. Certain details listed below may change before the full run is released.

Continuing the series of crossovers with the Caped Crusaders, DC Comics launched a fourth miniseries, this time teaming Batman and Robin with the TV version of Wonder Woman personified by Lynda Carter in the 1975-1979 Wonder Woman TV series. The comic series was co-written by Marc Andreyko and Jeff Parker, with interior art by David Hahn and Karl Kesel and covers by Alex Ross and Mike Allred.

As with the three crossovers before it, this one will be published in twelve bi-weekly digital issues (released from November 23, 2016 to April 26, 2017) and in six monthly print issues (from January to June 2017). No word has been given on hardcover or softcover compilation releases as yet.

The series spans over four decades of action, from the 1940's to the 1960's and the 1970's, pitting Wonder Woman and the Dynamic Duo against Catwoman and Ra's al Ghul.

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