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Batman '66: The Lost Episode #1

(Batman '66 (Single Issues) #One-Shot)

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During the original Batman television series run, legendary science-fiction writer Harlan Ellison turned in an outline for a story that would have introduced Two-Face. The story never made it to air, and Two-Face never entered the TV show’s Rogues Gallery. Now, “The Two-Way Crimes of Two-Face” is adapted to comics by two comic book legends: writer Len Wein and artist José ...more
Published November 19th 2014 by DC Comics
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Jon Nakapalau
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Based on a 'lost' Harlan Ellison script - wish it would have been made. ...more
Craig
Nov 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Ellison wrote a pitch for an episode of the Batman tv series way back in 1965, before the show was on the air, featuring Two-Face. The episode was never produced for television, but has been ably adapted into a comic with a script by Len Wein, a nice Alex Ross cover, and gorgeously illustrated by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez... almost a half-century later. It's a fun book, but not a great one. The story is printed in its entirety twice, once as the finished product and then again as just the penciled ...more
Alex Sarll
The great Harlan Ellison wrote the only good episode of Star Trek, and here we see what he could have done for another sixties action mainstay - an adaptation of his script for the Adam West Batman series, greenlit but ultimately never produced, in which Two-Face would have joined the TV rogues' gallery. The degree to which the Boy Wonder gets sidelined is amusingly blatant. ...more
Mariana Calmon
As ilustrações são lindas e as cores super vibrantes, porém, eu gostaria que a história fosse maior
Adam Graham
Dec 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Len Wein adapts Harland Ellison's script for a 1960s Batman episode featuring Two-Face.

This story is a somewhat typical Two-Face origin story like you might read in the 1960s. As a story, it felt like this needed to be fleshed out a bit (particularly the second part) in order to make it really feel like an episode of the TV show. That said, it's still an okay story and the art is nice to look at. It's just not a lost classic.
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Kevin Wright
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
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As a fan of both Harlan Ellison and the '60s Batman TV show, I'm glad just knowing this story exists in comics form, expertly and affectionately adapted by Len Wein and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. Crafted by seasoned vets who are also old friends and frequent collaborators, the story has a very natural and comfortable flow, like the comics equivalent of an Allman Brothers Band album.

But the content is pure pop art camp. "The Two-Way Crimes of Two-Face" an interesting artifact from a unique time in
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Norman Cook
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
As a fan of both Harlan Ellison and the 1966 Batman TV series, I was hoping this would be an amazing piece of what-if, but as translated by comic book legend Len Wein it falls flat. Much of the problem is how the story is broken down into acts; there is no real "cliffhanger" as there would be in the first half of the TV show (there is a cliffhanger of sorts about 3/4 of the way through). Batman and Robin are also split up for much of the story, which almost never happened on the show. Wein does ...more
Michael
Jan 16, 2017 rated it liked it
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As much as I really loved this comic (and loved the inclusion of a script in the back!), it was rough spending $10 (almost as much on a graphic novel!) for a 22-page comic.

The art and story were fantastic. The extras were pretty cool. The price tag hurt a lot. I was honestly hoping for more comic pages.... It could have honestly used them.
Mitchell
Nov 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Good cover and entertaining story. This would of worked well on the TV show.
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Len Wein was an American comic book writer and editor best known for co-creating DC Comics' Swamp Thing and Marvel Comics' Wolverine, and for helping revive the Marvel superhero team the X-Men (including the co-creation of Nightcrawler, Storm, and Colossus). Additionally, he was the editor for writer Alan Moore and illustrator Dave Gibbons' influential DC miniseries Watchmen.

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