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.
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.
|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|
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|
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.
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.
|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.
|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.
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|
|March 16, 2016||5||The Incredible|
|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.
|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.