Dig This SNEAK PEEK at the Upcoming BATMAN ’66 Season 3 Guide

OOOFF! BOFF! SPLATT! The Subterranean Blue Grotto Guide to Batman ’66 – Season Three is coming — and here’s your FIRST LOOK at the cover and table of contents…

The final volume in editor Jim Beard’s trilogy of Batman ’66 season guides — OOOFF! BOFF! SPLATT! The Subterranean Blue Grotto Guide to Batman ’66 – Season Three — is almost here, and we’ve not only got your EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK at the cover, but also the complete table of contents, featuring such fine folks as co-editor Rich Handley, 13th Dimension columnist Paul Kupperberg, John S. Drew of The Batcave Podcast, Chris Franklin of the Fire and Water Podcast Network, Barbara Kesel, Robert Greenberger and many more, including yours truly.

Dig this:


Three’s the Harm? – An Introduction By Jim Beard

Take Me to the Pilot By Rich Handley

Seriously? By Barbara Kesel

Riddler on the Ropes By Robert Greenberger

The Siren’s Song By John S. Drew

Divorce, Theft, Fraud, and Gambling By Michael Bailey

Gotham’s Great Tut-tective By Forrest C. Helvie

When Generations Clash! By Paul Kupperberg

The Cliffhanger That Wasn’t By Sean Dulaney

13 Quick Thoughts on “Surf’s Up!” By Dan Greenfield

A Pipe of Fog Revealed / The Show’s Fate is Sealed By Ben Bentley

A Most Hallowed and Forbidden No-Man’s Land By James R. Tuck

That’s How the Egg Crumbles By James Aquilone

When the Cat’s in Court, the Joke’s on Her By L.E. Perez

Cutting Lilacs, Budgets, and Corners By Brian K. Morris

Battle of the Sexists By Stacey Smith?

Cashing In By Cliff Biggers

You’re No Sham, Shame By Gordon Dymowski

Superheroes and Subterfuge By Sam Agro

How Green is My Martian? By Chris Franklin

The Brave and the Bold, Starring Batman and Sam Spade By Ed Catto

Watching the Detectives… By Keith R.A. DeCandido


Gosh, Bruce, You Were Right! – An Afterword By Rich Handley

A few thoughts:

— It only goes to figure that Sean E. Ali’s cover for Season 3 would be purple. Batman, Robin, Batgirl — get it?

— On a personal note, I’m incredibly honored to have contributed to this series. Writing about Surf’s Up! Joker’s Under for the final edition, in particular, was a career highlight. Hope you folks dig it.

— The book, from Crazy 8 Press, is due by March. Keep coming to 13th Dimension for updates. Meanwhile, you can click here and here for the first two volumes. You’ll love ’em! (And don’t forget — Jim is also a 13th Dimension columnist!)




Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. So happy to be a part of such an esteemed group of Bat-Fans! Big thanks to Jim for assembling such a Rogues Gallery of talent! I’m not sure how I got in it, but I thank you!

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  2. I really enjoyed the first one. Still need to get #2 as well as this latest. I’m hoping there are some pictures included as well this time. I feel it would add something to the narrative.

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    • Oh Buck, we had some awesome pix lined up #2, but it was just not meant to be!

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    • Very sorry, but images would put us in copyright-trademark hot water.

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  3. While ABC-TV’s then giant hit, “BATMAN” was hitting into their third and final season in the 1967-1968 period, the show was already starting to lose its punch! And, inspired by the January 1967 issue of Detective Comics with “The Million Dollar Debut Of Batgirl” (beautifully drawn by Carmine Infantino and Sid Greene), Yvonne Craig’s debut as “Batgirl” was the show’s only saving grace for the TV series, but after “BATMAN”s first two seasons on ABC when the show ended on cliffhangers on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, the Third season didn’t offer too much, especially with the Three part adventure with “Lord Fogg”, or Frank Gorshin’s final episode as “The Riddler”, but the real bummer here, was ABC’s decision to cancel “BATMAN”, but NBC had expressed interest in the series, under the conditions of The Bat Cave set was to be left intact, but the network had already ordered the bulldozers to level the set, so gone was the idea of a fourth season, but CBS came through with “THE BATMAN-SUPERMAN HOUR” in September 1968, which featured the debut of an animated Batman and Robin cartoon series from Filmation Associates.

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