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Batman '66 Meets the Legion of Super-Heroes #1 is a one-shot with a cover date of September, 2017. It was published on July 19, 2017.

Synopsis for "Atomic Batteries to Power, Flight Rings to Speed"

Appearing in "Atomic Batteries to Power, Flight Rings to Speed"

Featured Characters:

  • Batman
  • Robin
  • Legion of Super-Heroes (Single appearance)
    • Brainiac 5 (Single appearance)
    • Chameleon Boy (Single appearance)
    • Saturn Girl (Single appearance)
    • Shadow Lass (Single appearance)
    • Ferro Lad (Single appearance)
    • Princess Projectra (Phantom Girl) (Single appearance)

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  • The title of this story ("Atomic Batteries to Power, Flight Rings to Speed") is an allusion to the phrase "Atomic Batteries to Power, Turbines to Speed" that was used in the 1966 movie Batman when Batman and Robin launched the Batmobile from the Batcave.
  • It is stated that the parts of the story that take place in the time period of the original Batman television series are set in the year 1966. However, Batgirl makes an appearance in this issue, even though she was only later introduced in the third season that aired during the 1967–68 TV season. The television series itself actually acknowledged the passing of time from season to season, for example the episode "The Joke's on Catwoman" included a reference to Richard Nixon's forthcoming 1968 presidential campaign that was officially announced less than a month after the episode aired.
  • When the Legion members learn that Robin does not have any superpowers, Chameleon Boy starts to list several powers that he falsely believed Robin possessed along with comic panels showing these alternate versions of Robin. All of these panels are based on covers of Silver Age comics:
  • The Eliot R. Brown map of Gotham City that was originally created for Batman: No Man's Land makes a cameo appearance at Commissioner Gordon's office.
  • When Shame is hypnotized by Universo, two children start to scream "Come Back, Shame", referencing the 1966 Batman episode of the same name.
  • After he is freed from Universo's hypnosis, Chief O'Hara exclamates "Mother Machree!" in reference to the 1910 American-Irish song. "Mother Machree!" was an exlamation frequently used by O'Hara on the original 1966 TV series, such as in the episode "The Joker's Flying Saucer".

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