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"Open Channel D!" 0

Not only were the '60's "groovy", they were also "smooth", "suave" and "debonair". Sean Connery was Ian Fleming's master spy, 007, James Bond. There were a number of imitators, James Coburn was Derek Flint; legendary crooner Dean Martin, breaking away from comic partner - and DC Comics character - Jerry Lewis was Matt Helm. Don Adams was bumbling Agent 86 of CONTROL in Get Smart. Nearly every series during the '60's had one spy episode from The Flintstones to My Favorite Martian.The Man From U.N...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

"We're needed!" 0

Right from the start, Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs Peel 1 is a refreshing delight.Admittedly, I've only seen one or two episodes of The Avengers. I wasn't watching for Patrick Macnee. I came to The Avengers quite late. I watched a few more episodes of The New Avengers; when Steed, almost like The Doctor, had a pair of companions, female and male.Disclaimer aside, the story opens with Bruce Wayne accompanying the fair Michaela Gough through a rare gemstone exhibition. Suddenly, Catwoman is on t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Her Time Has Come 0

Bond is trapped in a lab undergoing a decontamination cycle. He takes a page from Die Another Day to escape. Even though it seems familiar it does not take away from how thrilling it is. Even more thrilling, Bond almost casually walks out of the lab, checks his cell service before lighting a cigarette. The coolest panel is in the middle of page five; the steady hand that holds the cigarette. This is how Warren Ellis and Jason Masters tell this story. Bond walks into the British Embassy and conta...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Berlin Is Not Enough 0

Robert Carlyle was quite interesting as Renard in the Pierce Brosnan The World Is Not Enough James Bond film. Renard was a rogue with a bullet lodged somewhere in his head (almost like the crayon that was shoved so far up Homer Simpson's nose) that prevented him from experiencing pain. He felt indestructible. Ten feet tall and bullet-proof. Apparently, The World Is Not Enough is one of the weaker entries and Renard one of the weaker rogues. Here in Ellis' Vargr, the henchman Masters is unable to...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Eliminating The Competition 0

What Ellis seems to be doing is moving from one high point to another. The segues in between are very smooth. The high point in the previous issue was Bond Berlin reception. The segue was meeting the staff at Berlin station, followed by his interview with Kurjak at his pharmacy.Chapter three opens with Kurjak revealing his true colors and alliances.Bond is walking into a death-trap against a Lebanese-German drug mafia. He alerts MI6 in London before going full bore in. It's an exciting chase-sho...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Who Do You Trust 0

The Warren Ellis-Jason Masters James Bond thriller continues! This has all the elements of a classic Bond story.Bond arrives in Berlin, where he is welcomed by Dharma Reach. He makes his way to Berlin Station, where he gets a more proper greeting that includes an enthusiastic hero's welcome.A driver takes him to his appointment with a CIA informant - provided by his colleague Felix Leiter - Slaven Kurjak. The meeting is brief and to the point. Meanwhile, in London, the victims of this new drug t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Who Knows What Evil Lurks... 0

To paraphrase Adam West, good oral hygiene is important. If it were not for regularly scheduled dental appointments, I might not have been introduced to the adventures of Archie in the orthodontist's waiting room. I am very grateful for two older brothers that needed braces.Archie 7 opens with a brilliant splash page of our hero getting steamrolled by Mr. Lodge and Reggie. It's a great instant gag. Lodge behind the wheel of the steamroller, Reggie at his right hand, both laughing maniacally. End...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Long And Winding Road 0

The raison d'etre of the Back To the Future series is to answer questions fans have been posing to Bob Gale for years. Questions about how other pieces of the puzzle, that weren't shown, all fit together connecting the dots between all three films in the trilogy. Gale has teamed up with Erik Burnham and John Barber to go (here it comes) "Back to the Future!"So far, the Emmett Brown readers encounter is the one around Back to the Future, Part III, living a quiet, peaceful life with wife, Clara, a...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

And Now, Something Completely Different... 0

Meet Eneb Ray, a rebel spy that has infiltrated the Empire on Coruscant as Tharius Demo. He's an Enforcer. After receiving a message from Princess Leia, he's on the greatest mission of his career. While Vader Down is going on over in Star Wars and Darth Vader, Kieron Gillen, Angel Unzueta, Paul Mounts and VC's Joe Caramagna bring something different in the first Marvel Star Wars Annual. Princess Leia and Emperor Palpatine are background characters to Eneb Ray's story. The story is somewhat engag...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Wait - What's This Now? 2

All-New, All-Different Avengers 1 ended with Warbringer monologuing over the fallen Falcon Captain America, Iron Man and Miles Morales...Our story opens with Miles Morales providing first aid to Sam, while trying to figure out how to rescue Stark from his own armor. The Vision arrives. He quickly and easily unlocks Stark's armor. Tony introduces the All-New, All-Different non-team to Mr. Gryphon, the man who bought Avengers Tower. The man they don't know greeted Warbringer.The question is: Where...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Seriously?! 0

Star Wars: Vader Down started off so well. Since the beginning of both his own series and Star Wars, the Dark Lord of the Sith has been on the trail of the young rebel pilot that managed to destroy the Death Star. That pilot, Luke Skywalker is on his own quest, to learn to continue the training he started with old Ben "Obi-Wan" Kenobi. While Vader has been chasing him, Skywalker has been searching for the Jedi temple. Vader has been greatly helped in his search by Dr. Aphra.Vader's and Skywalker...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Brilliant! 0

Chip Zdarsky from Marvel's Howard the Duck and Erica Henderson from Squirrel Girl pair to re-imagine an icon - Jughead!Jughead's day starts by pulling an all-nighter to beat a video game. Archie drags him to school where they find Betty organizing a petition to stop Mr. Lodge from developing Fox Forest. Class starts with a major announcement from Mr. Weatherbee...and his successor Mr. Stanger. Changes become serious, when Mr. Stanger changes the lunch menu!Zdarksy and Henderson come up with a br...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ah! There it is. 0

This is it. The infamous hashtag-Lipstick-Incident.Mark Waid has been building to this since the first issue. Betty Cooper is the girl next-door. To Archie. Everybody likes Archie. Everybody likes Betty. The two are a natural couple. But something happened. They're not friends anymore, and neither one of them is talking about it. Well, they're not talking about it, probably because everyone knows what happened. The hashtag-Lipstick-Incident happened before we joined the story.This is a brilliant...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Final Gauntlet 0

Did not see this one coming.Wait For ItThe Joker, The Penguin and Catwoman have assembled a Rogues Convention at Gotham Studios. All the various death-traps that have been used and a Who's Who comprising of every known super-criminal from the Batman Rogues Gallery. It's like a Batman '66 Secret Files & Origins issue. Now, there's an idea...The Joker commissions Clayface to activate the green screen for The Dynamic Duo's grande entrance.A green screen. Behind Batman and Robin. As they run a g...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Pulling Out All The Stops 0

Batman '66 Chapter 72 is the penultimate chapter of the series. Mike and Laura Allred are joined by writer Lee Allred.The Allreds have come up with an impressive cover. A collage of Bat-memorabilia. The series has been about nostalgia. Looking back on a version of Batman that isn't seen anymore."Main Title" is an interesting choice. More on that later.Gotham City is unusually quiet for Commissioner Gordon and Chief O'Hara. That's because The Joker, The Penguin and Catwoman are hosting a Rogues C...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Terrible Trio! 0

Previously, Ma Parker broke Killers Croc and Moth along with Solomon Grundy out of jail. They're still on the loose. On patrol, Batgirl and Robin are overpowered and taken captive by the terrible trio!Elsewhere, Batman is on patrol and encounters Catwoman. When The Caped Crusader learns that Croc, Moth and Grundy have The Boy Wonder and Batgirl hostage, he races to their rescue. Catwoman at his side...?The GoodThis chapter is just jammed - jammed! - with Bat-goodness. Batgirl and Robin on a date...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Parker-Squared! 0

What's this, indeed! Jeff Parker, writing a Ma Parker story in Batman '66! Awesome! Ma Parker is one of the Batman '66 one-and-done villains that only made a single appearance on the live action series. Like The Bookworm, False-Face and The Archer, Hollywood legend Shelly Winters made just one appearance as The Greatest Mother of Them All. She's back, courtesy of Jeff Parker, artist Dean Haspiel, colorist Allen Passalaqua and letterer Wes Abbott. Ma Parker and her daughter, Legs, break the boys ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Delicate Balance 0

Some of the greatest stories involve time-travel. Harlan Ellison wrote probably the greatest time-travel story that became Star Trek #128 - The City on the Edge of Forever. The death of Edith Keeler has got to be right up there with Uncle Ben, Gwen Stacy and Bucky Barnes...at least, before Bucky became The Winter Soldier. However, time-travel stories are a tricky beast. City on the Edge of Forever works because Edith Keeler's death preserves the Star Trek timeline. Messing too much with the pres...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Grand Finale 0

Previously, The Green Hornet jumped aboard the DC Flyer and introduced himself to the President. He also revealed his dual identity. Only to discover that President Franklin D. Roosevelt had been replaced by an impostor! When an Army Captain enters, the faux FDR accuses Britt Reid of being a Nazi assassin! What a predicament! How will The Hornet ever get out of this kind of a jam?!Actually, this is pretty cool.The GoodRon Fortier and Jeff Butler have been building toward this. This is what Opera...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

All Aboard! 0

At Duncan's Cove, above a secret submarine base, The Green Hornet and Kato encounter Nazi agents. The enemy operatives fight fiercely, and covertly. Until The Hornet and one spy tumble down the ravine. Below more Nazis are setting explosive, while frogmen steal their way to blow up the subs.While the navy base is lost, the subs make it to open water.Sprecht and his men momentarily capture The Hornet and Kato. Until Yankee Commando arrives on the scene. The Commando is the new identity of Alpha T...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

American Gladiators 0

The Green Hornet faces certain doom, falling into a pit of sharp spikes; or, facing down the barrels of threatening mobsters!Until a mysterious, shadowy figure bursts in, guns blazing away, to the rescue! The mystery man takes out the gunmen of the counterfeit Caltone, who escapes to run back to the Baroness. Turns out, the mystery man knows a few things. Like the fake Caltone is really Nazi Bruno Sprecht. Further, that Baroness Wagemuten is a brilliant strategist, using several threads to hide ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Springtime For Hitler 0

At the height of World War II, at the end of March, 1942, Adolf Hitler dispatches Baroness Gretchen Wagemuten of the Schatten Kriegers (Shadow Warriors) to the United States to execute Operation: Double Strike. She leaves Berlin with two officers whose faces are bandaged, apparently from plastic surgery.In America, The Green Hornet is on patrol cleaning up the streets of gangsters. All of his questions come to one answer: mobster Tony Caltone. As Britt Reid, he meets with Commissioner Higgins an...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Pre-Ja Vu? 2

It is difficult, but important to remember that reading Marvel's new Star Wars series, only the prequel trilogy and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope have occurred. It is important, because there are a lot of Deja Vu moments. First, Luke Skywalker is in the palace of Grakkus the Hutt. Not to be confused with Jabba the Hutt. He is about to enter the arena and fight for his life. Grakkus is a Jedi aficionado, or a Jedi geek. He is a collector of Jedi memorabilia. In other words, an alien fanboy. R2...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The World's Finest 0

I have a stack of Superman and Batman single-issue team-ups that are my go-to fix. The stack includes the Millennium Edition: Superman 76; The Batman Adventures #25 - Super Friends; Batman & Superman Adventures: World's Finest; Batman: Gotham Adventures #36 - World's Finest; and, The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #1 - Vol. 1. I have a few issues of the old, classic World's Finest Comics; John Byrne's Generations series; the Steve Rude three-issue World's Finest mini-series, and the ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Where No One Has Gone... 0

IDW Publishing celebrates Back to the Future Day, 2015 by releasing the first issue of a new series based on the 1985 film. The best place to start is by reading Bob Gale's afterward. That would mean buying a copy of the first issue and giving the stories a try and then putting them into perspective the aforementioned afterward.No one wants to rehash, reboot or re-imagine Back to the Future. But apparently, there is enough wiggle room to tell stories that stand alongside the original trilogy.Thi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Like a Bolt of Lightning! 0

It is almost hard to believe that the same The New York Times Number One bestselling author Brad Meltzer that wrote The Tenth Justice wrote both Identity Crisis and The Lightning Saga.True confession and Disclaimer: I'm not a fan of Identity Crisis. 'Nuff said. Won't dwell on it. Let's agree to disagree if you enjoyed it.Moving on.The Lightning Saga brings together Meltzer and Geoff Johns. It also brings the Justice League and Justice Society together for a throwback to the pre-Crisis, old-schoo...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An Epic of Epic Proportions 0

I like James Robinson's writing. I've enjoyed his The Golden Age mini-series; his recent run on Fantastic Four; his Starman is my favorite of all. What I like is that he has a sense of history and background. What he managed to do with the Justice Society of America and Jack Knight in Opal City is simply brilliant.I would pay good money to read The Magnificent Seven by James Robinson.Mark Waid's Justice League: A Midsummer's Nightmare was pretty good - although it switched Kyle and Wally for Hal...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

What A Croc! 4

What makes the live action Batman television series enjoyable is the cast. Frank Gorshin lifted The Riddler from a B-level gimmick rogue not too far removed from Kite-Man to true menace. Cesar Romero was such a wicked Joker, fans and viewers almost don't notice the mustache under the greasepaint - almost. The celebrity guest-villains were able to chew scenery; Art Carney's The Archer, Shelly Winter's Ma Parker, Van Johnson's The Minstrel, Victor Buono's King Tut, and Cliff Robertson's Shame just...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

All In The Family 0

The Batman Family 19 opens with the Dennis O'Neil story, "The Tomb of the White Bat", with art from Michael Golden and P. Craig Russell. Bruce Wayne is on a diplomatic bus tour with Ambassador Chaik. Someone is trying to assassinate the Ambassador. The situation is complicated by an urban legend of a White Bat that drains the blood of the victims it attacks. The assassin blows up a bridge, just missing the bus. He also uses grenades and a Taser that simulates the fangs of the white bat. There is...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Good Times, Good Times... 0

Ah, the '70's...DC's The Answer Man, Bob Rozakis opens the "Startling Secret of the Devilish Daughters with Congresswoman Barbara Gordon making an appearance at Hudson University for a speech and to receive an award. The award is stolen before her arrival. Dick Grayson's girlfriend, Lori Elton is jealous of Barbara - which is strange, since Barbara should be a few years older than The Boy Wonder. Lori's Uncle Chief Frank McDonald is investigating the theft of the award. Robin joins the investiga...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Fear Himself 0

The Scarecrow originally made his debut in World's Finest Comics 3, September 1941. Gardner Fox and Sheldon Moldoff revived the character in The Silver Age in Batman 189, February 1967, which would have been during Adam West's Second Season as The Bright Knight. Sadly, Doctor Jonathan Crane, along with Gotham City District Attorney Harvey Dent and Botanist Pamela Isley were just a few classic Batman rogues that did not make their live action appearance. Fortunately, we have Jeff Parker. Parker h...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Southern Hospitality 0

Batman '66 Chapter 65 opens with The Dynamic Duo in a real bind! A vine bind! Trussed and about to be fed to Poison Ivy's Jupiter Fly Trap! She leaves Phyl to stand guard as they are devoured by the plant while she launches her crime spree on Gotham. Their escape is almost mindful of the bulletproof soles of their bat-boots at Penguins shooting gallery. Racing to the Batmobile, they follow her swath through town; from a bank robbery to a furrier to Catwoman's old club. The Batusi makes a comebac...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Nacho Libre! 0

Batman '66 Chapter 67 begins with the unthinkable: Bane breaks The Bright Knight's back with an El Crack! Now, he rules like Calvera (The Magnificent Seven), or perhaps more closely, El Guapo (Three Amigos), ruling with not just an iron fist, but a crystal skull ("It belongs in a museum!")But wait! Batman reveals to Robin and Batgirl aboard the Batboat that he was able to survive Bane in the ring with a well-placed Batarang! Holy spine-tingle!"Buzzy" and "Duke" also known as Commissioner Gordon ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Mucha Lucha! 0

Disclaimer: I have never been a fan of Bane. Not a fan of Bane, Lobo, Venom, Doomsday or Deadpool. I know! I sometimes hang my head in shame. If you are a fan - that is fantastic! Let's agree to disagree. At least for now. Every character deserves an audience and fans.There are a lot of reasons to enjoy the latest digital issue of Batman '66. The Riddler is back! He was, without a doubt, the breakout villain of the live action Batman series with Adam West and Burt Ward. He was the First Villain...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Flip Sides of the Same Coin 0

Batman '66 features two stories."Night of The Harlequin" opens with pie! The Dynamic Duo are in a booby-trapped bakery and get pie in the face. It's a great gag. The baker, one Mr. Lucenzi, has probably the best line on the first page: in giving his account of what happened he says, "...and THOK! I see stars." Brilliant. The baker does have a clue. A Joker playing card. At Arkham Institute, Batman and Robin visit The Clown Prince of Crime and consult with Dr. Hugo on Dr. Holly Quinn's progress. ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Rose By Any Other Name 0

Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley made her debut in Batman 181, June 1966, between the first and second seasons of the 1966 live action Batman television series starring Adam West and Burt Ward. The Batman movie premiered in theaters July 30th, 1966. The film was intended to launch the television series, but ABC felt so confident, the series was launched in January. Poison Ivy is one of those amazing rogues that could have been featured on the series. Nearly every female rogue from Catwoman to Black Wido...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Everything's Still Archie! 2

Mark Waid and Fiona Staples continue to rock Riverdale with the new and improved Archie!Archie needs money to fix up his car. He wants to apply for work on the construction site building the new Lodge Mansion, but Jughead stops him. He does manage to pick up the odd job here and there...until his accident-prone nature gets in the way and he loses the job. Hilarity ensues.Betty Cooper, the girl next door, and both Archie's girl and mechanic is getting ready for her upcoming birthday party. Before...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Curses! 2

Before being discovered by Aladdin, Genie was slave to an Egyptian Pharaoh, Rama Tut Tut.The story begins thousands of years ago, with Tut Tut and his three wishes. Genie creates a Sphinx, then a pyramid filled with riches beyond imagination. Finally, Tut Tut has Genie put a curse on the Pharaoh's most prized possession, his jewel-encrusted ankh!In Agrabah, Aladdin and Abu are walking through the market. Abu is caught stealing by one of the merchants. Aladdin returns all the apples. Abu steals a...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Be True To Yourself 0

The "Diamond in the rough" returns! Aladdin and the gang are back for all-new adventures!The first issue opens with Aladdin and Abu being chased by Rasoul, after the mischievous little monkey pours honey on the captain of the guard's head. Aladdin successfully dodges Rasoul, wrapping him a tapestry. He and Abu come upon a mysterious secret chamber that is marked with a "Thou Shalt Not Enter" sign. So, naturally, they go in and have a look around. Rasoul discovers him and brings him to the Sultan...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

His Final Bow 0

Frank Sinatra sang, And now, the end is near/We've reached the final curtain. Bob Hope closed his shows with, Thanks for the memories. Carol Burnett ended each episode by singing, I'm so glad we had this time together. For seventy-five years, Archie has been America's teenager. Not really aging like his audience, yet staying somewhat contemporary with the times, reflecting the era and decade around him. This final issue of Archie brings an era to a close.The issue opens with Archie facing Princi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.