DC Comics Is Crossing Over Batman and... The Avengers?

Monday, 06 June 2016 - 2:25PM
Monday, 06 June 2016 - 2:25PM
With movies like Batman v Superman and Captain America: Civil War hitting theaters, we get to experience popular heroes facing off in a spectacular way. However, we have yet to see the two big current cinematic universes collide in an epic fusion of raw superpower.... until now?

It's true that DC Comics is releasing a new bi-weekly title on June 8th starring Batman and The Avengers. But sadly, these are not the avengers you're looking for. 

Instead, Batman '66 meets Steed and Mrs. Peel is a comic-book mash up of Adam West-era Batman and British spy classic The Avengers from the 60s. Renowned comic writer Ian Edgington, famous for the dark tales he penned for Batman, has been chosen to bring this collaboration to life, and he's nothing short of thrilled. "It has been one of the best, fun jobs that I have ever done," Edgington told The Guardian. "This has really not felt like work." 

For this installment, Edgington has cast aside his previous macabre grit, and turned to the original, sillier Batman. "Batman was a bit camp when it started," he said, "but we all loved it as it was the only Batman that there was." He even made a spreadsheet for Robin's famous exclamations, citing "God bless the internet because everything is lister. I made up quite a few of my own - 'Holy jailbreak, Batman - but I needed the spreadsheet to make sure I didn't double up. There's a lot of art in maintaining this much cheese." 

Edgington hopes readers have just as much fun reading as he had writing, "There is nothing wrong with wanting pure, unadulterated entertainment." And as for future projects, "Get Smart meets Mission Impossible would be great."

Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peer will be published digitally, biweekly from June 8 on the DC Comics App and Kindle, and will be released as a print in July. 

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