EXCLUSIVE: JOE GIELLA Returns to Comics With ARCHIE/BATMAN ’66 Cover

FIRST LOOK: The oldest living Batman artist is back…

Look, I gotta tell you, this makes my heart absolutely soar.

Joe Giella, an artist who helped define Batman’s look in the 1960s, signed on to do one of the variant covers for Archie Meets Batman ’66 #6 — and here’s your EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK:

Joe Giella, with Vincent Lovallo

Now, you’ll notice right off that Giella opted not to try to emulate Adam West and Burt Ward’s likenesses. And you know what? I DO NOT CARE.

Just seeing the classic New Look Batman and Robin back on the cover of a comic book in 2018 is an enormous treat — and good on the folks who decided to bring the 90-year-old Giella into the fold for this wonderfully retro project.

Giella, of course, was one of the Caped Crusaders’ top inkers in the Silver Age, best known for his work with Carmine Infantino. This is the Dynamic Duo fans were reading when Batman ’66 ruled the airwaves.

Carmine Infantino pencils, Joe Giella inks

It’s fantastic to see them back, even for just a moment.

Anyway, this is the third cover reveal for Issue #6, which is due in January. We’ve got three more to go between now and Tuesday.

Next up? Batman ’66 aficionado Ruben Procopio. (Click here.)


FIRST LOOK: The Batcopter Soars on Mike Allred’s ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ’66 #6 Cover. Click here.

FIRST LOOK: Julie Newmar Stars on Greg Smallwood’s ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ’66 #6 Cover. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

Share This Post On


    • Great to see a Legend put his stamp on a iconic series like Archie !!

      Post a Reply
  1. Beautiful work! I’m so proud to say that Joe was my personal teacher and mentor but most of all, friend. I miss you, Joe!!! I always love your work!

    Post a Reply


  1. FIRST LOOK: Greg Smallwood’s ARCHIE/BATMAN ’66 #6 Cover | 13th Dimension, Comics, Creators, Culture - […] Next up? Joe Giella — the oldest living Batman artist — returns to comics! Click here. […]

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: