TV’s Caped Crusader is about to be signaled by a certain Amazonian warrior princess, as “Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77” from DC Entertainment. According to “The Hollywood Reporter”, the news was announced during the Wonder Woman 75th anniversary panel at the New York Comic-Con on Friday. “Batman ’66” writer Jeff Parker and “Wonder Woman ’77” Marc Andreyko will combine their forces in having these two iconic superheroes of the small screen combine their forces in this comic crossover event against the forces of “an ancient evil across the decades.”
“We’ve planned lots of twists, cameos and surprises along the way that fans of both series will appreciate,” Andreyko said in his statement. Played by Adam West and Lynda Carter, “Batman” and “Wonder Woman” fought on the side of right and might, with West as the Gotham City Caped Crusader for three seasons on ABC from 1966 to 1968. With the Boy Wonder Robin (Burt Ward) by his side, Batman is a masked deputized agent of law and order in Gotham against the rogue gallery of super-villains such as the Penguin (Burgess Meredith), the Joker (Cesar Romero), the Riddler (Frank Gorshin), Mr. Freeze, and Catwoman (Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, Eartha Kitt). For three seasons on ABC and CBS from 1975 to 1979, Lynda Carter stopped wars with love as Wonder Woman, Paradise Island’s ambassador for peace, equality, compassion, truth, sisterhood, and justice for the old red-white-blue named the United States of America: fighting the Nazis in World War II, as well as organized crime, corruption and terrorism in the 20th century.
The first issue of “Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77” will be begin with this:“What mysteries are hidden in the book Ra’s al Ghul just hired Catwoman to steal? And why does this caper lead Batman down memory lane – to his childhood fight against actual Nazis?! Witness his first encounter with one of the greatest heroes the world has ever known: Wonder Woman!”
“Batman ’66” has proven himself to be both a superhero and a super-spy with his moral fiber, resourcefulness, cunning, wits, humor, charm, gadgets, and the Batmobile thanks to comic-book crossover adventures with ABC’s “The Green Hornet”, NBC’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”, and the British television series “The Avengers”. Now, “Wonder Woman ’77” will have an upcoming comic-book crossover adventure with fellow empowered female superhero/super-spy “The Bionic Woman”, who has been played by Emmy winner Lindsay Wagner in “The Six Million Dollar Man” spin-off from 1976 to 1978 on ABC and NBC.
Consists of 12 issues, “Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77” will make its online debut on November 23. Each issue will be released every week, where it will later become a six-issue print series that is set to hit comic-book stores sometime in January 2017.
In the meantime, though, catch reruns of “Batman” as one of the “Comic Book Heroes” with back-to-back episodes every Saturday morning on cable network Heroes and Icons (H&I), followed by another back-to-back episodes at midnight on Me-TV, which is a wonder because it is also the home of Lynda Carter as “Wonder Woman” with reruns every “Sci-Fi Saturday Night” on Me-TV.