Batman 66 #11

"The Joker's Big Show"

Published: May 21, 2014

It's a full-length story in which The Joker and Catwoman escape from Arkham with a plan to take over Gotham by instilling madness in the population.

John and Dan discuss actors who could have played mainstream Batman villains who appear in this comic series, the art style of Jonathan Case, and the poor portrayal of Robin in this story.

We'd love to hear what you think.  Leave your comments here or write us at the batcavepodcast@gmail.com.


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:Batman 66 Comic -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

"The Pest"

February 12, 1977

The Joker has stolen a prototype energy efficient car that is unstable and could blow up.  But that's the least of the Dynamic Duo's problems as Batmite only wants to help and his help is never helpful.  It's a new era of Batman in the 70s, with two familiar voices, Adam West and Burt Ward.

John is back in the Batcave, ready to take on a new series of reviews, this time on the 1977 iteration of Batman from Filmation.  And joining him is a familiar podcast voice, Joe Stuber of Comic Book Central.  Together, they celebrate the good and the bad of the series.  Of course, there is the case to be made for and against Batmite, but there's also a discussion of the vocal talents of Lenny Weinrib, the theme song, and peculiar theme of energy that runs through most of the episodes of this series.

Let us know what you're thinking as you listen by commenting here or writing us at thebatcavepodcast@gmail.com.

Direct download: Batcave_Podcast_-_Filmation_77_The_Pest.mp3
Category:Filmation 77 -- posted at: 10:08pm EDT

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1943 - Episode Six 

"Poison Peril"

We take a look at chapter six of the 1943 Batman serial and it takes a turn with the introduction of a new character that Jim will find more interesting than Batman and Robin.  Plus, Alfred gets to go undercover once again and the Battrap/cliffhanger is so elaborate, surely Batman cannot possibly survive.  Or can he?

Direct download: Batman_1943_-_6.mp3
Category:1940s Serials -- posted at: 7:45am EDT


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Batman XXX

Is it possible that an adult film manages to create a Batman 66 homage that is more aware of the source material than other films that are just a cheap money grab?  It is and John and Robert Long discuss on an all new episode.

John and Robert Long sit down in the Batcave to discuss a film that doesn't have the deepest plot and yet is still is deeper than Nora Clavicle.  While they acknowledge this is an adult film, the focus is on the story and visual elements that any Batfan would appreciate and director Axel Braun manages to hit the right notes.

Take a listen and let us know what you think by commenting here or writing us at thebatcavepodcast@gmail.com.

Direct download: Bomb_7_-_Batman_XXX.mp3
Category:Some Days You Just Can't Get Rid of a Bomb! -- posted at: 7:35pm EDT