Batman ’66

  • Title: Batman – The Bookworm Turns / While Gotham City Burns
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Batman - The Bookworm Turns / While Gotham City Burns TV review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the 1966 Batman TV-series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. Roddy McDowall guest-stars as the Bookworm who enjoys running the Dynamic Duo ragged with odd clues, misdirection (including faking the death of Commissioner Gordon), and literary references while his true goal is to get his hands on the Batmobile in order to steal priceless books from the library vault. While an odd villain, with some pretty lame henchmen, McDowall is obviously enjoying his time with the role and Francine York steals a scene or two as the member of the gang left to try and misdirect Batman. (Although the plan fails, it does allow for the capture of the Boy Wonder.)

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  • Title: Batman – Death In Slow Motion / The Riddler’s False Notion
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Batman - Death In Slow Motion / The Riddler's False Notion TV review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the 1966 Batman TV-series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. The Riddler‘s (Frank Gorshin) motives for his latest crimes are even more obscure than usual as the villain focuses on a silent-film motif throughout the two episodes, capturing his various small victories over Batman on film. Along with variations on his costume, the character will also don a variety of roles for his time in front of the camera including both a cowboy an Charlie Chaplin. Sherry Jackson guest-stars as aspiring actress added to the Riddler’s crew who proves to be the weak link (thanks to another of Batman’s gadgets that is able to chemically determine the truth of the woman’s statements).

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Archie Meets Batman ’66 #4

by Alan Rapp on November 13, 2018

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Archie Meets Batman '66 #4 comic reviewThe Bat-villains reign of terror in Riverdale continues as the Joker attempts to brainwash Jughead (a process that turns out to be harder than the Clown Prince of Crime expected), and Catwoman, under the guise of Miss Kitka (in a nice nod to 1966’s Batman: The Movie), wins the hearts of the high school boys (although she is startled by the sudden appearance of Batgirl and Robin). Now the pair will just to have to fight their way through the rest of the school to get their hands on the felonious feline.

We still don’t get an appearance of Batman, but Bruce Wayne finally arrives in town to attend the gala at the estate of Hiram Lodge where he discovers not only the Siren swaying the adults under her spell but also the town being turned over to the Joker, the Riddler, the Penguin, and Catwoman.

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Archie Meets Batman ’66 #2

by Alan Rapp on August 21, 2018

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Archie Meets Batman '66 #2 comic reviewWith Batman‘s most fearsome villains (the Joker, Catwoman, the Riddler, the Penguin, and others) relocating to Riverdale for easier pickings, the Dark Knight Detective sends Robin and Batgirl in undercover as transfer students to Riverdale High. Meanwhile the villains, confounded by the sheer number of teenagers in the small town, set to recruiting new henchmen and discover there are some bad apples everywhere, even in Riverdale.

The mashup of the the 60s Batman TV-series and the pre-Riverdale gang provides all kinds of fun as the tones of both mesh perfectly.

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  • Title: Batman – The Purr-Fect Crime / Better Luck Next Time
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Batman - The Purr-Fect Crime / Better Luck Next Time TV review

Pirates, and tigers, and Catwoman… oh, my! Today’s Throwback Tuesday post takes us back to the 1966 Batman TV-series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. “The Purr-Fect Crime” marks the first appearance of Catwoman (Julie Newmar) on the show. The villain makes two separate robberies to get her claws on a pair of golden cat statues. However, Catwoman is after something far more valuable than the cats themselves. Together the statues reveal the location to a secret pirate treasure hidden in caves underneath Gotham City. Yes, I said secret pirate treasure. To get her her hands on the prize she’ll need to out-wit the Dynamic Duo including putting the pair through multiple death traps (one inspired by the famous Lady and the Tiger conundrum).

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