The Return of Campy Batman Is My Favorite Comics Panel This WeekEvan Narcisse7/05/13 12:30pmFiled to: Panel DiscussionMarvel ComicsDC ComicsImage Comics302EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkGIF Batman ’66 #1: It’s that most miserable of times in the mainline Batman continuity, the period after someone close to Batman dies. So, of course, Bruce Wayne’s busy alienating everyone who cares for or works with him. Who knows how long this bout of Dark Knight grumpiness will continue? That’s why it’s great that Batman ’66 is coming out now. The digital-first series was announced a while back and then was talked up as part of DC Comics’ new Dynamic Content platform. It’s fun but doesn’t feel frivolous. Most surprisingly, Batman ’66 goes a long way towards making you think that the campy version of DC Comics’ nocturnal avenger could actually kick ass. Jonathan Case’s art evokes the non-threatening avuncular vibe of Adam West’s portrayal but also renders this Batman as athletic and agile.