Holy high tech, Batman! Today marks the release of highly anticipated new Digital-First comic BATMAN ’66 #1. The first chapter takes the digital reading experience to the next level by incorporating DC2,the latest digital reading innovation from DC Entertainment. DC2’s dynamic artwork brings the classic TV show’s action and retro attitude to life for comic readers through an expanded storytelling canvas as each comic panel tells a multi-dimensional story through layered artwork and sequences. DC2 interactivity is built exclusively on the comiXology platform and will be offered to readers using the DC Comics or comiXology apps or online through www.readdcentertainment.com or comixology.com
BATMAN ’66 is inspired by the classic TV series and features many fan-favorite characters like Catwoman, The Riddler, The Joker and, of course, the dynamic duo of Batman and Robin. Written by Jeff Parker, the series features artwork by Jonathan Case and a cover art by Michael Allred. Readers will put on their go-go boots and get ready to “Batusi” back to the Swingin’ 60s. The all-new stories portray The Caped Crusader, The Boy Wonder and their fiendish rogues gallery just the way viewers remember them. In the first adventure, The Riddler’s out to steal valuable artwork from under the nose of Gotham’s police force and Batman gets help from an unlikely source: a certain femme fatale dressed in feline finery.
“BATMAN ’66 is a great title to launch DC2 in that the fun, interactive features fit perfectly with the comic’s dynamic action storylines,” stated Hank Kanalz, senior vice president of integrated publishing and Vertigo, DC Entertainment. “In addition to producing a top-notch line-up of Digital First comics, we’re focused on incorporating new and innovative digital experiences like DC2 that enhance storytelling.”
“It’s been great collaborating with DC on BATMAN ’66 for the first DC2 release,” said co-founder John D. Roberts. “Leveraging the unique abilities of our Guided View reading technology to push the boundaries of digital storytelling is going to be a huge benefit to the comic book reader and Batman fans around the world”.
The first chapter of BATMAN ’66 is available for download today, and monthly print issues that collect three digital chapters will also be for sale in comic book shops across the U.S., with the first print issue hitting stands on Wednesday, July 17. Non-DC2 versions of BATMAN ’66 will also be available for download on other digital platforms including iBookstore, Kindle Store and Nook Store.