BIFF! BAM! EEE-YOW! is now up for sale…
UPDATED 3/12/21: Holy retail sales! The book is NOW AVAILABLE! Click here to purchase! For more details, dig this updated piece that first ran in February. Right on! — Dan
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).
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:
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.
— UPDATED: The book is now available at Amazon. The paperback is $15.99 and the eBook is $5.99. Click here to order. And 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.
— ZLONK! ZOK! ZOWIE! The New BATMAN ’66 Guide Is Here. Click here.
— SNEAK PEEK: Dig the Next Great BATMAN ’66 Book. Click here.
February 7, 2021
An awesome line up. I am thrilled to be part of this.
February 8, 2021
Well said Bobby. Me too!!! I have to pinch myself occasionally.
March 13, 2021
I really enjoyed the first volume. I can’t wait to get my hands on, and “devour” this second volume! 😀
April 6, 2021
Your link to the 2nd season book doesn’t work. Does that mean the release has been postponed indefinitely or, is it currently available?
April 6, 2021
Oops…because of the small box, I couldn’t fully see the misspelling on my last name….it should be Moore