By now, we don’t have to tell you about Batman ’66, our weekly digital first series based on the classic Batman television series. Heck, we may not even have to tell you that the covers for the series are drawn by the one and only Mike Allred. But whether you know all that or not, you’re still going to want to listen up—or rather, look down. That’s where you’ll find the classic, cool cover for the forthcoming BATMAN ’66 #23.
You guys ask some good questions. You know that, right? Whether it’s in person at conventions, on the DC Collectibles Facebook page, or even right here on DCComics.com, you’re never afraid to speak up. With so many great new lines of DC Collectibles on the horizon, and so many cool statues and action figures in stores now, it’s hardly surprising that the level of questions we’ve been getting has been pretty high.
One of the many great things about Batman: The Animated Series is the influence it’s had on an entire generation of comic book creators, some of whom would later go on to work on Batman themselves. Knowing that so many of our current Batman writers and artists were fans of the show, we thought it would be fun to reach out to a few of them to see if they could recommend a favorite episode. Here are three must-see eps, as recommended by some fine folks who know a few things about the Dark Knight!
The monstrous Clayface can take any shape—including that of an awesome action figure like this brand new one based on the villain’s appearance from Batman: Arkham City.
They say that a hero is only as good as his villain—which is arguably what makes Batman so dang amazing. After all, let’s face it, the Dark Knight holds, hands down, the most infamous and recognizable Rogues Gallery in the history of comic books.
From the Joker, the Riddler and Catwoman to Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy and Two-Face, to Penguin, Scarecrow and oh so many more, the ill-famed inmates of Arkham, the criminally capricious citizens of Gotham both frighten and fascinate comic fans of all ages with their complexity, depth and completely insanely bazonkers gimmicks.