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.]

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