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Ask Chris #273: The Very Best Of Batman '66
Ask Chris #273: The Very Best Of Batman '66
Q: It's the 50th Anniversary of Batman '66! Can you rank the best episodes? -- @TheKize A: I wrote a fair bit about Batman on Tuesday to mark the actual day that it made its debut back in 1966 --- and, you know, I've written a whole bunch about it in general --- but you know what? You're right. The 50th anniversary of what is arguably the single greatest superhero show ever produced is something that's worth celebrating for a while yet. But ranking the best episodes? That's a tough one. It's not that I don't have my favorites, you understand, but with 120 episodes produced over three seasons, mostly divided into the two-part adventures punctuated by a deathtrap that would serve as the show's trademark, there's just too much to choose from. Even at its worst, the show was still fun, and with that many great performances and ludicrous plots, narrowing it all down to a top five is a pretty difficult task. Difficult... but far from impossible.
The 'Batman 66' Episode Guide 1x34: Batman Makes The Scenes
The 'Batman 66' Episode Guide 1x34: Batman Makes The Scenes
The 1966 Batman television show was one of the most successful and influential adaptations of comic books to mass media of all time. Over the course of three seasons and 120 episodes, the series became a cultural force with its unique combination of tongue-in-cheek humor, thrilling superhero adventure and celebrity guest stars, and shaped the way the public would view the Caped Crusader for the next five decades. Now, in the midst of a well-deserved renaissance of the show, ComicsAlliance is proud to present The Batman ’66 Episode Guide, an in-depth examination of every single adventure, arch-criminal and deathtrap cliffhanger of the series. This week, it's the final episode of the first season - and the Episode Guide - as the Penguin strikes at Gotham's richest millionaires!
The Batman '66 Episode Guide 1x33: Fine Finny Fiends
The Batman '66 Episode Guide 1x33: Fine Finny Fiends
The 1966 Batman television show was one of the most successful and influential adaptations of comic books to mass media of all time. Over the course of three seasons and 120 episodes, the series became a cultural force with its unique combination of tongue-in-cheek humor, thrilling superhero adventure and celebrity guest stars, and shaped the way the public would view the Caped Crusader for the next five decades. Now, in the midst of a well-deserved renaissance of the show, ComicsAlliance is proud to present The Batman ’66 Episode Guide, an in-depth examination of every single adventure, arch-criminal and deathtrap cliffhanger of the series. This week, the first season finale begins... and the Penguin targets Alfred!
The Batman 66 Episode Guide 1x22: Not Yet, He Ain't
The Batman 66 Episode Guide 1x22: Not Yet, He Ain't
The 1966 Batman television show was one of the most successful and influential adaptations of comic books to mass media of all time. Over the course of three seasons and 120 episodes, the series became a cultural force with its unique combination of tongue-in-cheek humor, thrilling superhero adventure and celebrity guest stars, and shaped the way the public would view the Caped Crusader for the next five decades. Now, in the midst of a well-deserved renaissance of the show, ComicsAlliance is proud to present The Batman ’66 Episode Guide, an in-depth examination of every single adventure, arch-criminal and deathtrap cliffhanger of the series. This week, it's the moment we hoped we'd never have to report... The death of Batman and Robin!
The Batman 66 Episode Guide 1x21: The Penguin Goes Straight
The Batman 66 Episode Guide 1x21: The Penguin Goes Straight
The 1966 Batman television show was one of the most successful and influential adaptations of comic books to mass media of all time. Over the course of three seasons and 120 episodes, the series became a cultural force with its unique combination of tongue-in-cheek humor, thrilling superhero adventure and celebrity guest stars, and shaped the way the public would view the Caped Crusader for the next five decades. Now, in the midst of a well-deserved renaissance of the show, ComicsAlliance is proud to present The Batman ’66 Episode Guide, an in-depth examination of every single adventure, arch-criminal and deathtrap cliffhanger of the series. This week, Batman and Robin gain an ally in the never-ending fight against crime... the Penguin?!
The Batman ’66 Episode Guide 1×04: The Penguin's A Jinx
The Batman ’66 Episode Guide 1×04: The Penguin's A Jinx
The 1966 Batman television show was one of the most successful and influential adaptations of comic books to mass media of all time. Over the course of three seasons and 120 episodes, the series became a cultural force with its unique combination of tongue-in-cheek humor, thrilling superhero adventure and celebrity guest stars, and shaped the way the public would view the Caped Crusader for the next five decades. Now, in the midst of a well-deserved renaissance of the show, ComicsAlliance is proud to present The Batman '66 Episode Guide, an in-depth examination of every single adventure, arch-criminal and deathtrap cliffhanger of the series. This week, the Penguin's inaugural adventure continues with the perfect crime... planned by the Batman himself!
The Batman '66 Episode Guide 1x03: Fine Feathered Finks
The Batman '66 Episode Guide 1x03: Fine Feathered Finks
The 1966 Batman television show was one of the most successful and influential adaptations of comic books to mass media of all time. Over the course of three seasons and 120 episodes, the series became a cultural force with its unique combination of tongue-in-cheek humor, thrilling superhero adventure and celebrity guest stars, and shaped the way the public would view the Caped Crusader for the next five decades. Now, in the midst of a well-deserved renaissance of the show, ComicsAlliance is proud to present The Batman '66 Episode Guide, an in-depth examination of every single adventure, arch-criminal and deathtrap cliffhanger of the series. This week, the Penguin embarks on a daring criminal plot... and not even he knows what it is!
1966 ‘Batman’ TV Series Action Figure And Vehicle Images Arrive Online
1966 ‘Batman’ TV Series Action Figure And Vehicle Images Arrive Online
In advance of next week's Toy Fair 2013, Mattel has rolled out first looks at its upcoming action figures based on the 1966 live action Batman TV series starring Adam West and Burt Ward. So far USA Today has posted images of a 6" Batman bearing a West likeness and an accompanying in-scale Batmobile for him to cruise around in...