Master Storyteller Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez To Draw Harlan Ellison’s Lost Batman ’66 Episode For DC Digital
The hits keep coming out of DC Comics’ west coast digital comics division, whose senior editor Jim Chadwick announced at Comic-Con International that the next release from his Batman ’66 line will be The Lost Episode. What makes this a big is twofold: the lost episode is indeed a lost episode of the classic 1960s television series starring Adam West and Burt Ward, and it was written by none other than Harlan Ellison; award-winning television, writer, novelist, comics scribe, and notorious litigant. Secondly, the special issue will be drawn by José Luis García-López, one of the best comic book artists of all time. Adapting the script for comics will be Len Wein, a legendary comics figure in his own right.
DC hasn’t released clean images from the project yet, but we know that Ellison’s unproduced script would have introduced Harvey “Two-Face” Dent into the television series.
The news speaks to DC Digital’s tradition of pairing accomplished creators from all generations with the company’s most famous icons with a view to creating self-contained, idiosyncratic visions of DC heroes removed from the narrative and aesthetic confines of the main New 52 line.
Batman ’66: The Lost Episode will go on sale in November.
[Above García-López art from the collection of Lambert S.]