The characters from Batman and Wonder Woman have now met in the comic world. The first issue of Batman ‘66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 was released on Wednesday. What can you expect to see if you pick up the new comic book series?
Jeff Parker and Marc Andreyko spoke about the comic series in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. The following was revealed about the plot of the series:
“My idea for it was, since the first season of Wonder Woman took place during World War II, and Batman was in ‘66, and then her second and third seasons took place in ‘77, why don’t we do all of them? Have a through-line story that starts in the ’40s with Wonder Woman and 10-year-old Bruce Wayne, then go to the ’60s when she’s back on Paradise Island, and then up into the ’70s where Wonder Woman’s where she is, and where is Batman? Find out where all those characters have ended up. Then it was just a matter of, who’d be a great villain? What kind of story do we have?”
The comic book also features Talia, who is a love interest for Bruce Wayne. In this comic series, the two will meet at the age of 10. Andreyko revealed the following:
“One thing that changed the whole story for me was by having 10-year-old Bruce and Talia meet as little kids in the ‘40s story. There’s always been that connection with them in the mainstream comics, where they love each other but are nemeses at the same time, so having them be 10-year-olds puts a through-line and gives a level of emotional poignancy and spine to the story. While we’re having fun telling this story that crosses the eras and nostalgically mashes characters that we always wanted to see together, the story needs to have a heart or it’s just playing a video game. There’s a lot of poignancy in it that I didn’t really expect to come through.”
The first issue of this comic is available now. Will you pick up your copy of Batman ‘66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77? Tell us what you think.