Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Review of "Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet," by Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman

Review of
Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet,  by Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman ISBN 9781401252281

Five out of five stars
 This modern graphic novel follows the two sixties television shows very well. The campiness of the Batman and Robin show remains, with many “Holy *** Batman!” exclamations by Robin. The depictions of the faces and bodies of Batman and Robin also fit well with their appearance on the show. The same thing can be said about the Green Hornet and Kato. There are also classic “wall walking” scenes, one where Batman and the Green Hornet are the walkers. Another has all four going up the wall with a famous politician making a window-opening cameo.
 The villains in the case are the Joker and Colonel (General) Gumm, a man that invented and uses a very fast-acting and strong adhesive that can be fired from guns. Since the Green Hornet and Kato are perceived as villains, there are some scenes where the two duos of crime fighters square off against each other.
 The dialog will be familiar to watchers of the Batman show, if you do not have this experience, you may be turned off, for it could come across as a bit absurd. For fans, this is an enjoyable book.

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