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BATMAN ’66 #2

It’s the middle of summer, so why is an iceberg blocking Gotham harbor? Aided by his new accomplice, Mr. Freeze, the Penguin floats in on a giant iceberg that he declares to be a soverign nation. Now, in order for ships to pass and commerce to continue, everyone is going to have to pay a toll to “Emperor Penguin.” Will the beaked criminal really be able to use diplomatic immunity to pull off this pernicious piracy?


Story by Jeff Parker
Art by Ty Templeton
Cover by Mike Allred & Kevin Maguire

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  1. I am loving this series. I wish more comics were this much fun.

  2. Top of the stack the moment I come back home with it! 😀

  3. To quote cartoon Cyborg: Boo-Yah!!

    Yes, we do need more fun comics like this.

  4. Can we get Ty Templeton and Mike Allred to draw everything from now on.

  5. Loved this version of Mr Freeze! Funny

  6. Now that the digital version of this series has stopped with the cool “pop-up art” I may just start waiting for these print issues. It’s a bummer too, cause that digital feature made reading Batman 66 all that more special.

  7. Will Batgirl show up soon?!

    • She didn’t show up in the series until 1968, I think. SO I doubt it, so long as they stick to the ” ‘ 66″ thing.

      A cameo or two of Barbara Gordon is not out of the question and that’d be cool, IMO.


    Of course, Robin. How Clever…He warned about spoilers by using your own quote at the beginning of his post. Diabolical.

    I was very happy that they went with the Otto Preminger Mr. Freeze, design-wise.

    I always felt that the Preminger version of the character had the best look. Mr. Preminger was very unpopular on the set and he was apparently rather difficult to work with, so he didn’t appear very often (only a handful of times, by my recollection). However, I thought that old Otto had a great handle on the character and portrayed a darker, more nuanced and frustrated villain than the cartoonish excess of Cesar Romero’s Joker, Frank Gorshin’s Riddler of Burgess Meredith’s Penguin (although that is the first and last time I will EVER use the word ‘nuanced’ when discussing the 60’s Batman show, I promise you).

    This was another fun issue, I especially enjoyed the cameo from the original Batwoman. It might be fun on this thread to cast 60’s actors and actresses as upcoming characters who were never featured in the show itself. I’ve a few ideas, but I want to hear yours first…

    It was also a blast to see the Penguin sub from the ‘Batman The Movie’.

    I am so in love with this book right now!

  9. Since Clayface appears in the opening credits of the TV show, but never appears in the actual show, who else thinks it’s only fair that he should eventually get some love from this comic? An episode that never happened- a wrong that could finally be made right!

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