batman66meetswonderwoman77alexross_lr3You may have noticed that Batman ’66 is doing a lot of team-ups over the last year or two.  Green Hornet.  Man From U.N.C.L.E.  The Avengers. (Steed & Mrs. Peel, that is.)  Next time out, Batman ’66 is keeping it in the family with a Wonder Woman ’77.

If you found that opening paragraph terribly confusing, let me back up a minute.  “Batman ’66” is the line of comics based on the Adam West Batman TV show from the 60s.  Bam, Pow, camp humor and Julie Newmar.  “Wonder Woman ’77” is the line of comics based on the Linda Carter Wonder Woman series from the 70s.  Specifically the version set in the 70s where Diana Prince is a spy for the IADC, not the version set in the 40s.  It’s nostalgia cross-pollination.

Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 will be co-written by Jeff Parker (who launched Batman ’66) and Marc Andreyko (who launched Wonder Woman ’77).  David Hahn and Karl Kesel supply the art.

What mysteries are hidden in the book Ra’s al Ghul just hired Catwoman to steal? And why does this caper lead Batman down memory lane—to his childhood fight against actual Nazis?! Witness his first encounter with one of the greatest heroes the world has ever known: Wonder Woman!

Digital serialization starts in November with print issues in January.

No mention of Flash ’90 appearing yet, or is he just moving faster than our eye can follow?

Official PR follows:

POW! ‘BATMAN ’66’ IS SPINNING INTO THE 70s TO MEET ‘WONDER WOMAN ’77’ IN NEW CROSSOVER COMIC BOOK SERIES

‘Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77’ will launch Digitally November 23

Things are about to get a little groovier for the 1960s BATMAN comic book series! At today’s Wonder Woman 75th anniversary panel at New York Comic Con, DC announced the all-new Digital First title BATMAN ’66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN ’77.  Co-written by BATMAN ’66 veteran Jeff Parker and WONDER WOMAN ’77 writer Marc Andreyko, the best of the ‘60s and ‘70s will come together in this action-packed miniseries based on the classicBatman TV show staring Adam West and Burt Ward, and the fan-favorite Wonder Woman TV series starring Lynda Carter.

Parker is no stranger to the BATMAN ’66 universe, having served as the series writer on the inaugural BATMAN ’66 comic in 2013 and the BATMAN ’66 MEETS THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. crossover series earlier this year.

“Readers have asked for this team-up since the BATMAN ’66 comic began and I’m thrilled we’re able to finally make it happen,” said Parker. “Most of the credit goes to Marc Andreyko. He found me at a show and within minutes had me fired up about the story possibilities. It really feels like Lynda Carter and Adam West going into action again, this time together.”

Joining Parker, Andreyko—the original writer of the acclaimed WONDER WOMAN ’77 comic book series—will lend his hand to the new miniseries.

“It was BATMAN ’66 by Jeff Parker that inspired me to ask about doing WONDER WOMAN ’77, so getting to co-write with him is a dream come true,” said Andreyko. “The story we’re spinning spans thirty years as these two legendary Super Heroes fight an ancient evil across the decades. We’ve planned lots of twists, cameos and surprises along the way that fans of both series will appreciate.”

Also announced on the panel in New York, the 12-chapter series will launch digitally November 23, releasing new chapters every other week, and will feature art from popular artists David Hahn and Karl Kesel and cover art by Michael Allred.

Following the November digital launch, the comic will later be offered as a six-issue print series with the first issue debuting in January 2017.

Here is the full solicitation information including a description of the first chapter:

BATMAN ’66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN ’77 #1

What mysteries are hidden in the book Ra’s al Ghul just hired Catwoman to steal? And why does this caper lead Batman down memory lane—to his childhood fight against actual Nazis?! Witness his first encounter with one of the greatest heroes the world has ever known: Wonder Woman!

 Rated E for Everyone
Writers:  Jeff Parker and Marc Andreyko
Artists: David Hahn and Karl Kesel
Cover Artist: Michael Allred
Variant Cover: Alex Ross
 

Digital Chapters 

The first digital chapter will be available for download via the DC App, Readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus.

On sale November 23, 2016

US $0.99

 

Print Periodicals

The first print issue will be available everywhere comics are sold

On sale January 2017

US $3.99

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  1. I suppose that this could also be adapted as a sequel to the BATMAN: RETURN OF THE CAPED CRUSADERS animated movie.

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