Apr 29, 2020
Atomic batteries to power!
Turbines to speed.
Ready to move out.
Buckle up your Bat-Safety Belts, WCPE citizens, as we have a treat lined up for you this week. Coming to us from approximately 14 miles outside of Gotham City, we are interviewing editor Jim Beard for his new book, ZLONK! ZOK! ZOWIE! The Subterranean Blue Grotto Guide to Batman '66 - Season One.
ZLONK! ZOK! ZOWIE! is an essay collection looking at the episodes from the first season of Batman. Every essay covers the two parts of each week's episode, plus a bonus essay on the first Batman theatrical release. Some familiar names in the collection include Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore, Paul Kupperberg, Chuck Dixon, Dan Greenfield, Chris Franklin, Peter Sanderson, Bob Greenberger, and many more.
We discuss with Jim our introductions to the Batman series, bringing this book to life, our favorite Catwoman, and when we might see the season 2 and 3 collections. You can find ZLONK! ZOK! ZOWIE! on Amazon, both as a print edition and a Kindle edition.
We focus our attention on creator Bill Sienkiewicz for our Pick 3 choices. In the spirit of the show, we all bring up Bill's cover to Batman #400, but we each have a different book (or poster!) that we would want him to sign.
Finally, we check in on our reading progress for the #My500ComicGoal challenge.
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