Hey! It seems the Caped Crusader slipped an episode or two past me when I wasn’t looking. But, never fear, Bat-fans! This means I can do a twofer shout-out for all-new episodes of The Batcave Podcast!
While I’ve been occupied elsewhere, host John S. Drew continues gallivanting through his review of the classic 1960s Batman television series starring Adam West and Burt Ward, and for the second season’s ninth story (and 17th and 18th episodes), he’s joined by award-winning writer/editor Glenn Greenberg. Together, they take a look back at the episodes that bring us the return of one of the classic Bat-villains, the Penguin, for the first time this season in “Hizzonner the Penguin” and “Dizzoner the Penguin.”
From John’s write-up:
“It’s election season once again and the fair citizens of Gotham City have the opportunity to vote for mayor. It would appear that Mayor Linseed would easily win as he is a fine, upstanding politician, but then the Penguin throws his top hat into the ring.
As with any political process, something new gets the attention of the public, even that of an arch-criminal running for office. There can only be one man who can stand up to this political machine – Batman.”
Tune in to see what John and Glenn thought of these episodes: “Hizzonner the Penguin/Dizzoner the Penguin”
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
We also have Episode 28 of the podcast, in which John is joined by writer/webmaster Dan Greenfield of The 13th Dimension, as they discuss the second season’s tenth story (and 19th and 20th episodes). This time? Another villain not seen since Season 1 makes his dastardly return! It’s Mr. Freeze, in “Green Ice” and “Deep Freeze.”
Here’s what John says about that one:
“Mr. Freeze returns to Gotham City and is looking for love in all the wrong places. He kidnaps a beauty contestant and promises she will love him by making her as cold as he is. Of course, he also has to deal with Batman, but he has a plan for the Caped Crusader that will tarnish his image.”
Do John and Dan give Mr. Freeze an icy reception? Tune in and find out: “Green Ice/Deep Freeze”