Well folks, it’s happened: The most ambitious crossover in history has hit the shelves. That’s right. Archie Meets Batman ’66 is finally here.
Damn, Batman… chill.
Here we have some innocent teens in the 1960s just trying to have band practice and then BAM, in swoops Adam West and a guy in man-panties and now Archie has to explain to his dad why the shed’s window is smashed. I mean look at them all, they’re terrified. What the hell did they do to deserve such swift, brutal justice?
Wait, hold on.
Okay, so Jughead totally did something.
Look at that face. If that is not the most “You’ll never catch me, Batman!” kind of face you’ve ever seen. Hell, he even looks like he’s about to jump up and skeedaddle or dive into the fray and throw out some BIFFs and ZAPs himself.
That there is a guilty man. What have you been up to, Forsythe?
Everyone else is genuinely surprised, and why shouldn’t they be? I mean damn, they’re just trying to perfect the harmony in the chorus for “Good Vibrations” and in swoops a middle aged man in satin briefs. It just really kills the creative flow. But not Jughead. No, Jughead looks as though he’s been waiting for this the whole time. He’s angry and ready to sick his simple minded goons, Archie and Reggie, on the Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder while he flees off in a rocket or helicopter or something (presumably shaped as a burger).
Yes, it’s been under our noses the whole time. Goodbye, Penguin. So long, Riddler. Adios, Scarecrow. Joker who?
The reign of Jughead begins.
WHAT DASTARDLY BURGER-RELATED CRIMES DOES THIS MENACE HAVE PLANNED?!?
WILL THE BATMAN BE ABLE TO WITHSTAND THE TRIALS OF JUGHEAD?!?
TUNE IN AGAIN NEXT WEEK TO FIND OUT! SAME BAT TIME, SAME BAT CHANNEL!