Jun 9, 2022
As we know, many episodes of Batman — especially in the first season — were based on stories from the comics. And additional comics stories were floated as possible episodes but didn’t make the cut. This time, we focus on one such story: The Joker Jury, by Bill Finger and Sheldon Moldoff, originally appearing in Batman 163 (May 1964) and adopted into an unproduced treatment by Max Hodge, writer of the first two Mr. Freeze arcs of the show. What changes did Hodge make to the story and why? Why might this not have been produced?
PLUS: Chris Holland’s rock guitar version of the theme, more Adam West on the Merv Griffin Show, and some of your mail about Episode 183’s bat-costume discussion with Chuck and Lynne Williams.