"A Perfidious Pieman is Simon" & 
"Cool, Cruel Christmas Caper"
Aired December 14, 1968

Filmation's original Batman baddie, Simon the Pieman, returns for more cross dressing villainy in a story that might just be better than his first appearance.  Simon has a pie themed park for the kiddies all set to launch, but his plans are interrupted by Barbara Gordon and chaos ensues.  Plus, what might just be the best Mr. Freeze story to date deals with Christmas in Gotham City and a scheme to steal valuable Christmas icons.

In addition, John and Dan Greenfield, creator and author of the 13th Dimension discuss the detail that went into creating a mythos for Simon the Pieman, the sadistic streak of Batgirl, and their wish for a full length Batman Christmas special from the 60s.

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Dan Greenfield is the editor and co-creator of 13thDimension.com, a website devoted primarily to comics and pop culture, past and present. To him, the basic food groups are Batman, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek (the Original Series), James Bond, the Beatles and the Stones. But if he had to he'd be able to subsist on Batman alone. Channel 11 in New York was his favorite syndicated channel as a kid -- you can guess why -- followed closely by Channel 5. Channel 9 didn't really enter into it unless he was home sick and there wasn't much else on. He's married to his remarkably patient wife Wendy and his best sidekick is his son, Sam. They have two cats,Lex and Zod.

 

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Category:The Adventures of Batman and Robin -- posted at: 9:38am EST
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"The Hatter Takes the Crown" &
"The Clock King Strikes!"
Published: October 16, 2013

The Dynamic Duo travel to merry old England to track down the Mad Hatter.  There's a lot to love about this story, including the fact that the back up story is actually a follow-up to the main one featuring Clock King.

John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension get together in the Batcave to review DC Comics' fourth issue of the 66 series run.  Join them every Wednesday for a new review as they go through every issue of the run and every special edition story as well.

John and Dan talk about why Londinium is never mentioned and yet they're fine with it, the great nods to other aspects of pop culture in the story, and the familial connection between Mad Hatter and Clock King.  

Dan Greenfield is the editor and co-creator of 13thDimension.com, a website devoted primarily to comics and pop culture, past and present. To him, the basic food groups are Batman, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek (the Original Series), James Bond, the Beatles and the Stones. But if he had to he'd be able to subsist on Batman alone. Channel 11 in New York was his favorite syndicated channel as a kid -- you can guess why -- followed closely by Channel 5. Channel 9 didn't really enter into it unless he was home sick and there wasn't much else on. He's married to his remarkably patient wife Wendy and his best sidekick is his son, Sam. They have two cats,Lex and Zod.

 

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Direct download: Batman66_Comic_4.mp3
Category:Batman 66 Comic -- posted at: 5:00am EST
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"The Joker Sees Red" &

"Scrambled Eggs"

Published: September 18, 2013

There's a new villain in town, The Red Hood, and he's calling out the Joker.  Batman must work with his greatest arch-villain in order to bring down the Hood and his gang.  Plus, Egghead has captured the Dynamic Duo and placed them in an inescapable egg trap.  But Batman has a trick and a Batcopter up his sleeve.

John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension get together in the Batcave to review DC Comics' third issue of the 66 series run.  Join them every Wednesday for a new review as they go through every issue of the run and every special edition story as well.

John and Dan talk the introduction of pre (The Red Hood) and post (Dr. Harley Qunizel) Batman 66 elements into the story, the art style of Joseph A. Quinones, and John's disappointment in the Egghead story.  

 

Dan Greenfield is the editor and co-creator of 13thDimension.com, a website devoted primarily to comics and pop culture, past and present. To him, the basic food groups are Batman, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek (the Original Series), James Bond, the Beatles and the Stones. But if he had to he'd be able to subsist on Batman alone. Channel 11 in New York was his favorite syndicated channel as a kid -- you can guess why -- followed closely by Channel 5. Channel 9 didn't really enter into it unless he was home sick and there wasn't much else on. He's married to his remarkably patient wife Wendy and his best sidekick is his son, Sam. They have two cats,Lex and Zod.

 

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Direct download: Batman66_Comic_3.mp3
Category:Batman 66 Comic -- posted at: 5:00am EST
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"Emperor Penguin" & "Chandell's Chanteuse"

Published: August 21, 2013

The Penguin has his own little island nation in the form of an iceberg in Gotham Harbor.  Because of this, he demands ransom for any cargo ship delivering supplies to Gotham City.  And how does he manage to keep this little nation afloat?  He joins forces with Mr. Freeze.  Plus, Chandell is back in Gotham, under the spell of The Siren who has plans of her own.

John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension get together in the Batcave to review DC Comics' second issue of the 66 series run.  Join them every Wednesday for a new review as they go through every issue of the run and every special edition story as well.

John and Dan talk about the different art styles of the two stories, the Filmation setup of the Penguin story with a neat 66 series ending, and the various cameos in the Chandell/Siren story.  

Direct download: Batman66_Comic_2.mp3
Category:Batman 66 Comic -- posted at: 5:00am EST
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"The Riddler's Ruse"

Published: July 17, 2013

 

The Riddler is back in Gotham City with a scheme to steal a series of art treasures that when put together will lead to a greater treasure.  But Batman and Robin, with the aid of a ticked off Catwoman are on his tail

John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension get together in the Batcave to review DC Comics' first issue of the 66 series run.  Join them every Wednesday for a new review as they go through ever issue of the run and every special edition story as well.

In the first edition of this review series, they talk about the art and art style used, the rendition of the characters, the inclusion of Catwoman in the story, and the variant covers issued to introduce the series.

Dan Greenfield is the editor and co-creator of 13thDimension.com, a website devoted primarily to comics and pop culture, past and present. To him, the basic food groups are Batman, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek (the Original Series), James Bond, the Beatles and the Stones. But if he had to he'd be able to subsist on Batman alone. Channel 11 in New York was his favorite syndicated channel as a kid -- you can guess why -- followed closely by Channel 5. Channel 9 didn't really enter into it unless he was home sick and there wasn't much else on. He's married to his remarkably patient wife Wendy and his best sidekick is his son, Sam. They have two cats,Lex and Zod.

 

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Direct download: Batman66_Comic_1.mp3
Category:Batman 66 Comic -- posted at: 8:00am EST
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