SNEAK PEEK: Dig the Next Great BATMAN ’66 Book

ZLONK! ZOK! ZOWIE! The Subterranean Blue Grotto Guide to Batman ’66 – Season One is coming — and here’s your FIRST LOOK at the cover…

Hey, it’s ROBIN WEEK here at 13th Dimension, celebrating the Boy Wonder’s 80th anniversary — click here for much more on that — but we also have some straight-up Batman news for you.

As in, Batman ’66 news.

You mighta heard around the Batcave that this was in the works, but coming this spring from Crazy 8 Press is ZLONK! ZOK! ZOWIE! The Subterranean Blue Grotto Guide to Batman ’66 – Season One, edited by Jim Beard, who also gave us the 2011 collection Gotham City 14 Miles: 14 Essays on Why the 1960s Batman TV Series Matters.

And here’s your FIRST LOOK at the groovy cover, designed by Sean Ali:

The book takes an unorthodox approach to episode guides: Instead of straightforward recaps and trivia, each Season 1 installment is analyzed by a crew of Bat-experts, such as former Batman comics writer Chuck Dixon; Crazy 8 co-founder and longtime comics editor Robert Greenberger; comic book writer Paul Kupperberg; The Batcave Podcast host John S. Drew; novelist Dayton Ward; historian Peter Sanderson; 13th Dimension contributor and podcaster Chris Franklin; plus many others, including Keith DeCandido, Will Murray, Ed Catto, Rich Handley, Pat Evans, Steve Thompson, Mark Racop and Ben Bentley.

Oh, and I’m proud to be included in this company with an essay of my own. Especially since — and Jim doesn’t know this — Gotham City 14 Miles was one of several important inspirations in getting 13th Dimension off the ground back in 2013. (So you can thank him or blame him. Your choice.)

In any event, the 208-page volume will be released as both a paperback ($14.99) and an eBook ($4.99). And a Season 2 volume is already pegged for 2021.

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


— Jim Beard: The Batscholar. Click here.

— The BATMAN ’66 Top 13 Episode Countdown. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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