See what modern Batman villains would have looked like on TV in 1966
- 4/1 10:30PMCatwoman's Dressed to Kill"When Catwoman terrorizes the fashion world, Batman and Robin rely on Batgirl's help to stop her, only to find she's been captured herself."
- 4/8 10:30PMFunny Feline Felonies, The (1)"The Joker and the Catwoman team up to blast into the Federal Depository open with ancient gunpowder. Batman and Robin chase after them, while Batgirl discovers their secret map."
Perhaps the most alluring element of the series has been the villains. DC keeps sending modern Gotham baddies back in time to the 1960s. Bane is the ultimate 1990s comic villain — all muscles upon muscles and pure aggression. Harley Quinn, the Joker disciple, is another dark creation of that decade. Both villains have been reimagined for Batman '66 and they're far more upbeat than their modern cinematic iterations.
In the latest issue that hit stands this week, Bane has been cleverly remade as a lucha libra wrestler. Up above you can see Harley Quinn as a roller-skating jester. Next month, an issue hits the stands with Scarecrow and Killer Croc. The menagerie of criminals on Batman was fantastic, but effects at the time could not quite allow for men made of mud and reptile skin. But we're glad someone has the imagination to to ask, what if…?
Scroll down to see the retconned villains.