Nov 28, 2019
How might a longtime Batman comics reader in 1966 have reacted to Burgess Meredith's portrayal of the Penguin? That's the question our friend Kyle hit on a few months ago, and in this episode he joins us to read pre-'66 Batman comics to compare how similar Meredith's Penguin was to the character in stories by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Sheldon Moldoff, France Herron, and the like. How similar are the two versions, and where are they different?
Plus, your mail about our discussion of The Joker's Flying Saucer!
Four and Twenty Penguins: from Batman 43 (1947) and Batman 155 (1963)
A Comic History of the Penguin on theneitherworld.com
Burgess Meredith's single: The Capture and The Escape
The Joker I've Thrilled Many a Woman T-shirt on 80stees.com
Discussion of BATPOLES episode 121 "Send Off the Clown" on 66batman.com