Comic Review: Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #1 (of 12, Digital)
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Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #1
Writer: Ian Edginton
Artist: Matthew Dow Smith
Main cover artist: Mike Allred
Variant cover artist: Cat Staggs
Publisher: DC Comics, in partnership with BOOM! Studios
Boom! Studios
DC Comics
Release Date: June 8, 2016
Cover Price: $0.99 (digital)

Looks like my birthday came a little early! Nothing makes me happier than seeing a little throwback to my youth, especially when it’s a crossover of two of my favorite shows. Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #1 brings my favorite DC hero face to face with my favorite British television characters (my apologies to The Doctor, but it’s true). I still stop and watch any Avengers episodes whenever I find them on television. And of course, Batman is probably more popular in my house than I am.

But enough about me, on to the review!

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The Beatles Invaded America 47 Years Ago Today
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By Frank Ramblings

February 7, 1964: Beatlemania Begins

It was a cold February day at the newly-renamed John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City. At about 1:20PM, Pan Am flight 101 landed to the excitement of the 3,000 screaming fans who had been waiting patiently all morning. Four young lads from Liverpool, England, were about to step onto U.S. soil and change the world forever. The Beatles had arrived in America. The British Invasion had begun.

Timing played a huge role in the Beatles success in the United States. It’s easy to forget that when the Fab Four arrived, Americans were still mourning the loss of their slain President John F. Kennedy, who had been shot down less than three months prior. Violence in Vietnam was escalating rapidly. The country desperately needed a distraction from the harsh realities they had been made to face.

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