‘Batman ’66’: Retro hero faces off against the Penguin, Mr. Freeze

July 31, 2013 | 12:14 p.m.

The cover for "Batman '66" Chapter 5, written by Jeff Parker and illustrated by Ty Templeton. (Mike Allred / DC)

Page 1 of "Batman '66" Chapter 5, written by Jeff Parker and illustrated by Ty Templeton. (DC)

Page 2 of 'Batman '66' Chapter 5, written by Jeff Parker and illustrated by Ty Templeton. (DC)

Page 3 of "Batman '66" Chapter 5, written by Jeff Parker and illustrated by Ty Templeton. (DC)

Page 4 of "Batman '66" Chapter 5, written by Jeff Parker and illustrated by Ty Templeton. (DC)

Batman and Robin are battling some of their oldest enemies in the latest installment of “Batman ’66,” the digital-first comic that revisits the Dark Knight’s campy early years.

With Batman trapped on the Penguin’s iceberg, “Batman ’66″ Chapter 5 pits Robin against the beak-nosed villain and his accomplice, Mr. Freeze.

The chapter — available today for digital download via the DC Comics and ComiXology apps as well as on readdcentertainment.com and comixology.com — is written by Jeff Parker, with art by Ty Templeton (previous issues were illustrated by Jonathan Case). Hero Complex readers get an exclusive sneak peek of the issue. Check out the first four pages in the gallery above or by using the links below.

Cover | Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4

“Batman ’66″ draws inspiration from the Caped Crusader’s over-the-top antics in the classic 1960s television show, which starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as his Boy Wonder sidekick. The comic series is steeped with nostalgia and zany fun, a return to the campy aesthetic that defined Batman for a generation of fans. Previous installments of the comic have featured the likes of Catwoman and the Riddler, drawn in all their retro glory.

“Batman ’66″ is the first comic to make use of DC’s interactive technology, dubbed DC2, which layers artwork and sequences onto digital comic panels, allowing for multidimensional storytelling. Chapter 5, however, does not incorporate the interactive features.

Check out the preview and let us know what you think in the comments.

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark | Google+

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One Response to ‘Batman ’66’: Retro hero faces off against the Penguin, Mr. Freeze

  1. MarcusStrong85 says:

    GO BATS!

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