Fans of the classic Adam West Batman series are going to have something extra to look forward to this summer as DC releases a Digital First comic based on the ’66 Batman television series, and we’ve got more on that after the jump.
The announcement was made March 21 in Hollywood, where Warner Bros. Consumer Products launched its Batman Classic Television Series licensing program.
Inspired by the television series, which aired from 1966 to 1968 on ABC, Batman ’66 is written by Jeff Parker and illustrated by Jonathan Case. Michael Allred will be providing the cover for the first issue. Like the DC’s other digital-first comics, Batman ’66 will be collected monthly in print.
“The juxtaposition of offering a retro Batman ’66 comic as a current and modern digital first title is fun,” DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson said in a statement. “DC Entertainment is the most prolific producer of digital first comics and, as we work to create new and compelling content, this is a great way to also preserve the legacy of our characters. It’s exciting to roll out the new Batman ’66 comic as part of this bigger initiative with our Warner Bros Consumer Product partners.”