Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Review: Batman '66 #6
Jeff Parker is back writing the issue's second story, with art by Ted Naifeh. As usual with most of these short second stories, its kind of a mess, reminiscent of bad third season episodes. This one features Olga Queen of the Cossacks, in a lame plot to try to marry Batman, kind of a rehash of the TV show's Marsha Queen of Diamonds episode. The art is OK but a little sloppy. There is a non sequitur with Barbara Gordon hinting at a continuing storyline. Overall the second story is weak. Clearly, excellent short comic book stories can be done, as that was the norm of comics pre-1970, but today's creative talent can't seem to grasp it. I'd rather see DC end the short second story, and have well done book length stories instead. This issue earns a B, mostly due to Ty Templeton's excellent artwork.