Sunday, 30 April 2017

Batman '66, Volume 3 Review (Jeff Parker, Jonathan Case)

Jeff Parker and Jonathan Case are back for another round of Batman ‘66 stories featuring Joker, Catwoman, Penguin, Riddler, Egghead and a whole cavalcade of esoteric characters who’re up to no good - Adam West Batman and Burt Ward Robin to the rescue!

Jeff Parker’s simply run out of steam at this point - Batman ‘66 Volume 3 was soooo boring to slog through! I thought that maybe I just wasn’t in the right mood or maybe the novelty’s worn off but I’m still interested in reading the Man from UNCLE and Steed and Emma Peel crossovers so I don’t think it’s that; Parker’s stories are just plain crap! 

Most of them are uninspired, uninteresting hack jobs with Parker doing the same schtick he’s been doing for three books now and it’s gotten really tired and repetitive. The Mike Allred covers remain amazing and Jonathan Case’s art is really good, and The Dark Knight Detective, a parody of Frank Miller’s dark’n’gritty Batman was vaguely amusing, but overall this third volume was a tedious bust. 

I think this series is over, old chums!

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