Three questions, readers....
1: Is there any better way to spend a Saturday afternoon, than with a brand new comic book?
(Yes, I can think of... um, like, "some other things" but, since my single-digit-years and my first ever delivered mail-subscription copy of a comic book -- seen below -- it's STILL probably in my "Top Three" ways to spend the middle of the first non-school / non-work day of the week!)
|This comic "came to me" (in the mail) one magical Saturday afternoon in 1964, beginning the association of comic books and Saturday afternoons that remains to this day!|
Oh, yes... the Questions...
2: Does anything say THE SIXTIES like this cover image?
|Wasn't the "leaping Batman image" a tribute to a sixties Life Magazine cover?|
3: Is Alex Ross (our cover artist) perhaps the greatest comics artist who ever lived. His work routinely exhibits an almost supernatural air of "reality"!
On the (still magical, after all these years) sunny Saturday afternoon of June 07, 2014 (...a LOOONG way from that Saturday afternoon in 1964, I might add), I brought home BATMAN ’66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET # 1 (Of SIX? Their original TV team-up was only TWO parts!), took it out on my back patio and enjoyed it immensely!
No spoilers, but Batman, Robin, The Green Hornet and Kato, end up in a nice issue ending cliffhanger.
And, there's this wonderful exchange between Bruce (Batman) Wayne and Britt (Green Hornet) Reid:
You can "Click to Enlarge" the entire page, or just read the individual panels below:
Kato gets in a nice little interjection here! It never occurred to me that he didn't have a "Heroic Identity Name". Is he called "Kato" in and out of uniform? If so, that COULD get mighty awkward!
Bruce and Britt get "a little protective" of their respective alter-egos!
They even descend to the level of pot-shots at each other's fashion sense! Wow! Have you ever seen Bruce loose his cool like that? WONDERFUL!
I think we need some awesome acro-BAT-ics from former trapeze artist Dick Grayson (AKA "Robin the Boy Wonder") to defuse the tension...
Thanks, Old Chum!
And, while we're at it, how about some action from The Green Hornet and Kato!
You know, Kato's almost as good as "Goose Lee"!
|Hey, it's that character from my "first special Saturday afternoon" comic!|
...And probably better than "Duck Norris".
Oh, yeah! He's waaay better than "Duck Norris"!
A new comic and a sunny Saturday afternoon with no chores or other obligations. Now, I ask you... does it get any better that?