Dig This SNEAK PEEK at the Groovy New BATMAN ’66 Season 2 Guide

BIFF! BAM! EEE-YOW! to be published in March…

Batmaven Jim Beard, historian Rich Handley and the fine folks at Crazy 8 Press are gearing up for the release of the second volume in their series of books analyzing the 1966 Batman TV show — and how groovy is that?

BIFF! BAM! EEE-YOW! The Subterranean Blue Grotto Guide to Batman ’66 — Season Two is due for a March release and, like Season One’s ZLONK! ZOK! ZOWIE!, features essays on every episode by a coterie of top Bat-experts (your humble host included).

Design by Sean E. Ali

In addition to the essays, the book features sketches by a Batcave full of artists paying tribute to Season Two’s highlights.

Check out these examples:

Scott McCullar

Ken Holtzhouser

Keith Howell

And here’s the episode/author line-up, featuring many names familiar to 13th Dimension readers:

Shoot a Crooked Arrow/Walk the Straight and Narrow: Stacey Smith?*

Hot Off the Griddle/The Cat and the Fiddle: Paul Kupperberg

The Minstrel’s Shakedown/Barbecued Batman: John S. Drew

The Spell of Tut/Tut’s Case is Shut: Dave Dykema

The Greatest Mother of Them All/Ma Parker: Laura E. Perez

The Clock King’s Crazy Crimes/The Clock King Gets Crowned: Steven Thompson

An Egg Grows in Gotham/The Yegg Foes in Gotham: Brian K. Morris

The Devil’s Fingers/The Dead Ringers: Peter David

Hizzoner the Penguin/Dizzoner the Penguin: Keith DeCandido

Green Ice/Deep Freeze: Pat Evans

The Impractical Joker/The Joker’s Provokers: Bobby Nash

Marsha, Queen of Diamonds/Marsha’s Scheme of Diamonds: Aaron Rosenberg

Come Back, Shame/It’s How You Play the Game: Alan Porter

The Penguin’s Nest/The Bird’s Last Jest: Lou Tambone

The Cat’s Meow/The Bat’s Kow Tow: Andrew Farago

The Puzzles are Coming/The Duo is Slumming: Russ Colchamiro

The Sandman Cometh/The Catwoman Goeth: John Bruening

The Contaminated Cowl/The Mad Hatter Runs Afoul: Chris Franklin

The Zodiac Crimes/The Joker’s Hard Times/The Penguin Declines: Jim Beard

That Darn Catwoman/Scat Darn Catwoman: Dan Greenfield

Penguin is a Girl’s Best Friend/Penguin Sets a Trend/Penguin’s Disastrous End: Greg Cox

Batman’s Anniversary/A Riddling Controversy: TJ Glenn

The Joker’s Last Laugh/The Joker’s Epitaph: Forrest Helvie

Catwoman Goes to College/Batman Displays His Knowledge: Bob Greenberger

A Piece of the Action/Batman’s Satisfaction: Joe Crowe

King Tut’s Coup/Batman’s Waterloo: Ed Catto

Black Widow Strikes Again/Caught in the Spider’s Den: James Sams

Pop Goes the Joker/Flop Goes the Joker: Frank Schildiner

Ice Spy/The Duo Defy: Michael Jan Friedman

Batman PSAs: Rich Handley

A few thoughts:

— I haven’t asked Jim, but I’d wager that Season Three guide’s will be purple with Yvonne Craig’s Batgirl in the corner.

— The book will be available at Amazon and through Crazy 8 Press in March, though the listing has not been posted yet. Prices haven’t been finalized but the Season One paperback is $14.99 and the eBook is $4.99. Prices are likely to be similar, or perhaps slightly more since there are a lot more pages. (Season Two being the longest of the three.) If you want to order Season One, click here.

— I’m deeply flattered to be a part of this project, with so many fine writers attached. I wrote about The Thirteenth Hat in the first edition. It was a real gas to do and it was even more fun to write about the Catwoman episode guest-starring Lesley Gore this time around.

— * That question mark is officially part of Stacey Smith?’s name.

— For more information, stay tuned to Crazy8Press.com and 13th Dimension.

MORE

— ZLONK! ZOK! ZOWIE! The New BATMAN ’66 Guide Is Here. Click here.

— SNEAK PEEK: Dig the Next Great BATMAN ’66 Book. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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