Over his many decades of existence, Archie Andrews has racked up quite the contact list when it comes to other characters from pop culture that he and the Riverdale gang have met. This summer they can add the caped crusader to that list.
As reported by SyFy Wire, Archie and the gang will meet the Adam West 1966 version of Batman and Robin this summer in the Archie Meets Batman 66 miniseries from Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci, and Dan Parent.
“Jeff Parker has a wonderful history with Batman ’66 and is a writer I’ve wanted to work with since I got to Archie, and pairing him with Michael Moreci, someone who has a great track record and the right sensibility for this book, made a lot of sense,” said Archie Comics co-president Alex Segura. “On the art side, there’s no one else we’d rather see drawing this than Dan Parent — who’s a superstar artist and an Archie legend. Watching his work with finisher J. Bone come in has been a highlight for everyone. This is going to be a memorable book.”
As mentioned before, Archie has a long history of meeting other pop culture characters including other Batman comic book characters as Betty and Veronica and the gang just finished a recent run-in with Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.
“Look, we all want to know what Jughead and The Joker make of each other, and we want to see the romance dynamics of Riverdale High thrown completely out of gear by bringing in Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon. And will Pop Tate get ahead of this and start selling Bat Burgers?” Parker said. “It’s very cool to work with a heavy hitting team of top talent. Michael and I synched up immediately with plotting, and Dan and J. Bone are the exact right cartoonists to make a mash-up like this really work. We are all wearing matching R letterman jackets while working on this, by the way.”
The series will also come with two variant covers from Derek Charm, Francesco Francavilla, Sandy Jarell with Kelly Fitzpatrick colors, Dan Parent with J.Bone Inks & Tino Pena colors, and Ty Templeton.
Archie Meets Batman 66 #1 arrives on July 18.