It’s the anniversary of the show’s premiere…
UPDATED 1/12/20: The 1966 Batman TV show premiered 54 years ago Sunday — and the celebration unofficially began with Burt Ward getting his star Thursday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Click here for all that coolness.) This year, we bring you not only our annual presentation of THE BATMAN ’66 TOP 13 EPISODE COUNTDOWN, but also a two-part look at Batgirl’s role in the show and comics of the time. (Links below!) The intro to the countdown was written in anticipation of the show’s 50th anniversary in 2016 but it holds up today. Dig it. — Dan
When I started doing this website in 2013, I knew I was going to write about Batman ’66. I just didn’t realize how much. Since then, we’ve already had, I think, three BATMAN ’66 WEEK celebrations, not to mention contests, podcast discussions, a broad variety of feature stories, as well as rides in the Batcopter and Batmobile. I’ve spoken at length with writers and artists and sculptors and superfans and merchandisers and reviewed a Batcave’s worth of Batswag.
Most importantly, I’ve had the joy of interviewing Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar.
I love doing this. But with the 50th anniversary looming, I tried to think of something I haven’t done yet. And then I realized that I’ve never ranked my favorite episodes. I generally don’t do that sort of thing but I really wanted to celebrate the best of the best of the show.
So over 13 days, starting 12/31, we’re going to count down from 13 to 1, with that top choice publishing on 1/12/16 — the 50th anniversary of the show’s debut. I’m sure a lot of you will agree with my choices, just as I’m sure even more of you will disagree. So bring on those comments.
In between, we’ll have other features too, so check this post early and often because I will be updating it with links as we go. I also invite you to Like us on Facebook, here, and follow us on Twitter @13th_Dimension, here.
To the Batcave! Click the links below!
— INSIDE LOOK: The DETECTIVE COMICS #359 Facsimile Edition. Click here.
— How Fans Immediately Reacted to BATGIRL’s Debut — Over Five Decades Ago. Click here.