Art By: Dean Haspiel, Allen Passalaqua, Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: September 16, 2015
Our Dynamic Duo get on the case immediately and first they go to Waylon's old girlfriend, Eva Allister's apartment to see if she's seen Waylon recently and while the book isn't that action oriented at this point, it is certainly funny to see how flustered Robin is when she offers Batman and him a drink. It's even funnier when Killer Croc makes his presence known and to buy him some time to get away, Eva splashed the alcoholic beverage all over Robin and when Batman and Robin go after him, Robin's worried that it might impair his judgement....... Oh it's so campy and so good.
In the end, Batman and Robin chase Killer Croc into the sewer and for as much as I enjoyed this issue for it's awesome humor, the climax just wasn't really there. Batman uses his brains to overcome Killer Croc's brawn and the issue simply ends with Croc getting handcuffed to a pipe and ending his first entree into the Batman '66 world very lackluster-y.
That's it for this issue of Batman '66 and right now the only reason that I could possibly recommend this issue to people is if you're a huge Killer Croc fan......... and even then it's a little rough because of how quick this issue begins and ends his criminal career. I will say that the humor and boy scout like demeanor of Robin was hilarious and I found myself actually laughing out loud about how goofy and on point he was for the style of this world. I just wish that we could have gotten a little more Croc and actually had him doing something that proves he's up to the task of taking on Batman and Robin.
Bits and Pieces:
While this issue rocks the first appearance of Killer Croc in the Batman '66 world, I can't say that it was treated like a big deal with how little Croc actually had to do here. At least we had some hilarious writing that really compliments the ideals of Batman and Robin in this world and I found myself really enjoying the art....... I just really really wish that Killer Croc had been handled a little better and seemed to have more of an impact than a simple henchman with scaly skin.