Another Bright, Sunny Day in Gotham City…Or is it? The Riddler, the Penguin, the Joker, and Catwoman are all making their first fiendish forays to prey upon Gotham’s innocent citizens, but Batman and Robin, the famous Caped Crusaders, stand ready to Z-ZWAP! their diabolic schemes—all the time knowing full well that even more arch-criminals such as the Bookworm, King Tut, and False Face will follow! Maybe you already know these stories and have thrilled to them since their debut during the inaugural 1966 season of the beloved Batman television series—but when eighteen energetic essayists all descend upon these episodes to evaluate them for enlightenment, suffice to say, citizen, you’ve never seen them like this before! Join Jim Beard, creator and editor of Gotham City 14 Miles, as he bounds back to the Batcave with a few fearless friends to dig deep into Batman Season One’s seventeen episodes and the 1966 Batman feature film. With particular points-of-view and a worldly wealth of Bat-knowledge, these writers tackle themes, tones, and tropes beyond any previous Batman episode guides—Holy Hooks! They’ll ZLONK! ZOK! ZOWIE! your senses!
Featuring Special Guest Essayists: Jim Beard, Ed Catto, Joe Crowe, Keith DeCandido, Chuck Dixon, John S. Drew, Pat Evans, Chris Franklin, Bob Greenberger, Dan Greenfield, Rich Handley, Paul Kupperberg, Will Murray, Alan J. Porter, Mark B. Racop, Peter Sanderson, Steven Thompson, and Dayton Ward. Cover by Sean E. Ali. Batman and related characters are trademarks of DC Comics. This book is not endorsed by DC Comics, 20th Century Fox, or Greenway Productions.