Sunday, August 10, 2014

Batman '66 Meets the Green Hornet #6 Review

Written by: Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman
Art by: Ty Templeton
Cover Price: $1.99
Release Date: July 30, 2014


Last issue of Batman'66 Meets the Green Hornet featured the two marquee stars reluctantly teaming up to figure out where the Joker and General Gumm took their sidekicks.  Meanwhile, Robin and Kato are told that if they don't fight to the death, they both be fish food for a Great White Shark.  It was a one of the best issues in the series mixing just the right amount of camp and action with snappy dialogue and great set pieces.  Thankfully, this issue continues the fun.

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman throw it all into this book.  A steel cage match between Robin and Kato, a nod to the Green Hornet's window cameo and some great back-and-forth between both heroes and their sidekicks.  As an added bonus, they give us a nice riddle that ends with my favorite riddle solving action...Robin pounding his fist in his hand.  Then the issue ends with a cliffhanger that is sure to not be what it looks like, but is interesting anyway.

This is the second issue in a row that I really liked.  This book may have started out slow, but it's really getting good.  I hope the trend continues in the second half of this series.

One thing that has been good throughout is Ty Templeton's art.  It's just getting better with each issue.  Each issue seems to have at least one awesome use of the motion comic format and this week it's Kato's acrobatics.  Do yourself a favor and get this book digitally so you don't miss such moments.

Bits and Pieces:

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman are on a roll.  This issue is campy fun with some clever winks to the fans of the source material.  It's got good action and dialogue and great art from Ty Templeton.  We're halfway through the series and I'm finally warming up to it.


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