Joke’s on You


Batman ’66 #3

The Joker has a new enemy in Gotham City — a mysterious gangster called the Red Hood who is demanding the Clown Prince of Crime be turned over to him or he’ll unleash a deadly gas attack against the city. Batman and Robin persuade the doctors at Arkham Asylum to let them escort the Joker to the Red Hood’s meeting place, but the new villain and his minions kidnap the Joker and give the Dynamic Duo the slip. But all is not as it seems — the Red Hood is one of Arkham’s doctors, accidentally hypnotized by the Joker during therapy. And in our second story, Egghead has captured Batman and Robin and plans to drop them to their deaths from a blimp. Can they escape this deathtrap?

Verdict: Thumbs up, at least partly because we get introduced to the Batman ’66 version of Harley Quinn:


I think it would be really cool to see this sort of thing happen more often. Sixties versions of Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Bane, Two-Face, Killer Croc, Clayface, and Professor Pyg? That’d be pretty cool.


Captain Marvel #16

Oh no, it’s another crossover!

Captain Marvel somehow has her Binary energy powers again, just in time to save a lot of superheroes from the alien Builders, but she and a bunch of other heroes still get captured. And then there’s a lot of fighting and nonsense that might make sense if you’ve been following this “Infinity” crap.

Verdict: Thumbs down. I hate these stupid crossovers. They make everything idiotic.

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  1. Voodoo Ben Said,

    September 25, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    I hate to disagree, man, but INFINITY us one if the best stories Marvel has told in YEARS. And it led to Al Ewing writing MIGHTY AVENGERS! How can you hate on that? 🙂

  2. scottslemmons Said,

    September 25, 2013 @ 11:16 am

    But if you’re not shelling out the bucks for the entire series and all the crossovers, it just doesn’t make any sense. That’s the problem with all crossovers…

  3. Voodoo Ben Said,

    September 27, 2013 @ 3:51 pm

    To be fair – I picked up the Avengers Assemble crossover issue and hated it, and I *AM* reading the main series. (Also, Avengers and New Avenfers. But I was reading those anyway).