In Review: Batman ’66 Meets the Man From UNCLE Graphic Novel

Synopsis: Napoleon Solo is the man from UNCLE —the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement. Together with his partner, the Soviet agent Illya Kuryakin, Solo defends the globe from...

Synopsis: Napoleon Solo is the man from UNCLE —the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement. Together with his partner, the Soviet agent Illya Kuryakin, Solo defends the globe from the sinister agents of T.H.R.U.S.H.

Batman and Robin are the Dynamic Duo, ready to protect Gotham City from their dastardly rogues gallery whenever Commissioner Gordon calls.

But when a mysterious T.H.R.U.S.H. agent engineers a mass breakout from Arkham Asylum, Solo and Kuryakin find themselves in Gotham, hot on the trail of villains like Poison Ivy, Egghead and Mr. Freeze. Their main suspect in the breakout? None other than millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne! Only a globe-trotting adventure to discover the real mastermind can clear Bruce Wayne’s good name. And when Batman and Robin team up with Solo and Kuryakin, evil doesn’t stand a chance!

Review: For anyone that grew up in the 1970s and 80s and enjoyed re-runs of ‘Man From Uncle’ and ‘Batman And Robin’ on television. Then this book is for you.

This trade comprises of the first six issues of the comic, which is penned by Jeff Parker.

The story, characters and situations are classic 60s television. We even get a cameo from Professor Quatermass  at one point of the story.

Each chapter reveals a new element to the story as Batman, Robin, Bat Girl and the Man From Uncle team investigate the latest sinister plot by T.H.R.U.S.H.

The artwork by David Hahn, Karl Kesal and Pasquale Qualano is very in keeping with the 1960’s feel of the comic. I loved the colour pallet and some of the big set pieces, but the art falls down when it comes to the likeness of the characters. But I guess that was less important than telling a great story and the art did a great job of that.

If you love the classic ‘Batman and Robin’ and enjoyed ‘The Man From Uncle’. This is the ultimate mashup and a must have for fans

9.1
Batman 66 Meets Man From Uncle
  • Covers
    9.0
  • Story
    9.5
  • Artwork
    8.5
  • Lettering
    9.1
  • Colours
    9.5

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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