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DC Announces “Batman ’66 Meets Steed & Mrs. Peel” Digital First Series

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DC Announces “Batman ’66 Meets Steed & Mrs. Peel” Digital First Series

DC Comics has announced the launch of a new digital first series, “Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel.” The 12-part series, which launches on June 8th, comes from writer Ian Edginton and artist Michael Dow Smith. Mike Allred provided the cover for “Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel” #1.

The series comes as part of a partnership with BOOM! Studios. Released bi-weekly, the series will see the Dynamic Duo come face-to-face with the “Avengers” duo, John Steed and Emma Peel. “The Avengers” TV series ran from 1961 to 1969, lasting 6 series and 161 episodes. The digital first series follows previous “Batman ’66” team-up series, which saw them meet the Green Hornet and the Man from U.N.C.L.E.

BATMAN 66′ MEETS STEED AND MRS. PEEL
Rated E for Everyone
Writer: Ian Edginton
Artist: Matthew Dow Smith
Cover Artist: Michael Allred

As Bruce Wayne shows the beautiful head of a UK electronics company the sights of Gotham, they are interrupted by the felonious feline Catwoman! Unwilling to leave Miss Michaela Gough unprotected, Bruce resigns himself to the fact that Batman cannot save the day. But some new players have arrived in town – though even as the lovely, catsuit-clad Mrs. Peel and her comrade John Steed take control of the situation, nefarious plots continue apace!

Official Press Release

Holy 1960s-TV crossover! Capitalizing on the past success of the Green Hornet and The Man From U.N.C.L.E crossovers, DC Comics is partnering with BOOM! Studios to pair together two of the hippest shows from the ’60s in the new Digital First comic book miniseries BATMAN ’66 MEETS STEED AND MRS. PEEL.

Launching June 8th as a 12-chapter, bi-weekly series based on the classic 1960s Batman TV show starring Adam West and Burt Ward, the comic will feature Batman and Robin coming face-to-face for the first time with the other (and English) dynamic duo John Steed and Mrs. Peel – characters from the hit ’60s British TV series The Avengers starring Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg.

Critically acclaimed British comic book writer Ian Edginton (X-Force, JUSTICE LEAGUE) has been tapped to pen the series, joined by artist Matthew Dow Smith (JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS & MONSTERS – BATMAN). Cover artists include BATMAN ’66 veteran Michael Allred and fan-favorite artist Cat Staggs, who contributes a variant cover for issue #1.

Following the digital release in June, the comic will debut as a print periodical in July as a 6-issue series. Here is the first issue description and cover by Michael Allred:

As Bruce Wayne shows the beautiful head of a UK electronics company the sights of Gotham, they are interrupted by the felonious feline Catwoman! Unwilling to leave Miss Michaela Gough unprotected, Bruce resigns himself to the fact that Batman cannot save the day. But some new players have arrived in town – though even as the lovely, catsuit-clad Mrs. Peel and her comrade John Steed take control of the situation, nefarious plots continue apace!

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