2:54pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Batman Meets 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' in December
Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer's big-screen reboot of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. might have come and gone, but Warner Bros. apparently has more plans for the 1960s property — including a team-up with another 1960s TV hero.
Launching in December, DC Entertainment will be releasing a two-issue comic book series titled Batman '66 Meets The Man From U.N.C.L.E., described by the publisher as "a groovy, globe-spanning adventure in this one-of-a-kind miniseries."
The plot may be what fans expect (and demand) — T.H.R.U.S.H., the underworld organization from U.N.C.L.E., decides to get into the supervillain business and hires some of Batman's most famous foes — but the locale won't be; instead of Gotham City, the series sees the heroes "jetting off to Europe" to take care of business.
The series will be written by Jeff Parker, regular writer for the Batman '66 series, with art by David Hine. It's the second such team-up for the Batman '66 property, which tells comic book stories with a tone and continuity that matches the 1960s television series starring Adam West and Burt Ward; last year, DC published the six-issue mini-series Batman '66 Meets The Green Hornet.
Batman '66 Meets The Man From U.N.C.L.E. No. 1 will be released in comic book stores and digitally Dec. 23.