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'''Featured Characters:'''
 
'''Featured Characters:'''
* {{A|[[Bruce Wayne (Batman 1966 TV Series)|Batman]]}}
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* {{a|[[Bruce Wayne (Batman 1966 TV Series)|Batman]]}}
* {{A|[[Richard Grayson (Batman 1966 TV Series)|Robin]]}}
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* {{a|[[Richard Grayson (Batman 1966 TV Series)|Robin]]}}
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
* {{A|[[James Gordon (Batman 1966 TV Series)|Commissioner Gordon]]}}
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* {{a|[[Alfred Pennyworth (Batman 1966 TV Series)|Alfred Pennyworth]]}}
** {{A|[[Chief O'Hara (Batman 1966 TV Series)|Chief O'Hara]]}}
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* {{a|[[Gotham City Police Department]]}}
* {{A|[[Alfred Pennyworth (Batman 1966 TV Series)|Alfred Pennyworth]]}}
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** {{a|[[James Gordon (Batman 1966 TV Series)|Commissioner Gordon]]}}
* {{A|[[Harriet Cooper (Batman 1966 TV Series)|Harriet Cooper]]}}
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** {{a|[[Chief O'Hara (Batman 1966 TV Series)|Chief O'Hara]]}}
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* {{a|[[Harriet Cooper (Batman 1966 TV Series)|Harriet Cooper]]}}
 
'''Antagonists:'''
 
'''Antagonists:'''
* {{A|[[Selina Kyle (Batman 1966 TV Series)|Catwoman]]}}
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* {{a|[[Selina Kyle (Batman 1966 TV Series)|Catwoman]]}}
* {{A|[[Edward Nigma (Batman 1966 TV Series)|Riddler]]}}
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* {{a|[[Edward Nigma (Batman 1966 TV Series)|Riddler]]}}
 
** Lucky Lindy
 
** Lucky Lindy
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
* The Mayor of Gotham City
 
* The Mayor of Gotham City
* {{A|[[Gotham City Police Department]]}}
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* {{a|[[Dracula (Batman 1966 TV Series)|Dracula]]}} {{Only}}
* {{A|[[Dracula (Batman 1966 TV Series)|Dracula]]}} {{Only}}
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* [[Joker (Batman 1966 TV Series)|Joker]] {{Mentioned}}
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* Oskar Villkoop {{Mentioned}} {{Deceased}}
 
'''Locations:'''
 
'''Locations:'''
* {{A|[[Gotham City]]}}
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* {{a|[[Gotham City]]}}
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** Gotham City Art Museum {{Mentioned}}
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** [[GCPD Headquarters|Gotham City Police Headquarters]] {{Mentioned}}
 
** Gotham Park
 
** Gotham Park
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** [[Gotham State Penitentiary]] {{Mentioned}}
 
** The Meow-Wow-Wow
 
** The Meow-Wow-Wow
* {{A|[[Wayne Manor|Stately Wayne Manor]]}}
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* {{a|[[Wayne Manor|Stately Wayne Manor]]}}
** {{A|[[Batcave]]}}
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** {{a|[[Batcave]]}}
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* [[England]] {{Mentioned}}
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* [[Rome]] {{Mentioned}}
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* [[Transylvania]] {{Mentioned}}
 
'''Items:'''
 
'''Items:'''
* {{A|[[Batarang]]}}
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* {{a|[[Batcomputer|Bat-Computer]]}}
* {{A|[[Batcomputer]]}}
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** Bat-3-Dimensional Modeler
** Bat-3-dimensional modeler
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* {{a|[[Batphone]]}} {{Cameo}}
* {{A|[[Riddler's Staff|Riddler's staff]]}}
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* {{a|[[Batpole|Batpoles]]}}
* {{A|[[Batrope]]}}
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* {{a|[[Batsuit]]}}
* Batpoles
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* Catwoman's Claws
* {{A|[[Batusi]]}}
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* {{a|[[Catwoman's Whip]]}}
* Cat o' nine tails
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* {{a|[[Riddler's Staff]]}} {{Destroyed}}
* Bat-sleeping gas
 
 
* Sculptures of Oskar Villkoop
 
* Sculptures of Oskar Villkoop
** Lady Gotham statuette
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** Lady Gotham
** Dancing Cat
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** The Dancing Cat
 
** Golden Bat
 
** Golden Bat
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* {{a|[[Shakespeare Bust]]}}
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* {{a|[[Utility Belt]]}}
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** {{a|[[Batarang|Batarangs]]}}
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** {{a|[[Batrope|Batropes]]}}
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** {{a|[[Batspray|Bat Sleeping Gas Spray]]}}
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** {{a|[[Batspray|Bat Wake Spray]]}}
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
'''Vehicles:'''
* {{A|[[Batmobile]]}}
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* {{a|[[Batmobile]]}}
* Riddler's biplane
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* Catcycle
* GCPD squad car
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* Riddler's Biplane
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'''Concepts:'''
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* {{a|[[Batusi]]}}
   
 
| Notes = * The contents of this issue were originally released digitally as ''Batman '66'' Chapters One-Three on July 3, July 10 and July 17, 2013, respectively.
 
| Notes = * The contents of this issue were originally released digitally as ''Batman '66'' Chapters One-Three on July 3, July 10 and July 17, 2013, respectively.
 
* The Catwoman depicted in this issue is modeled after the [[Actors:Julie Newmar|Julie Newmar]] portrayal. The [[Actors:Eartha Kitt|Eartha Kitt]] version will appear in later issues.
 
* The Catwoman depicted in this issue is modeled after the [[Actors:Julie Newmar|Julie Newmar]] portrayal. The [[Actors:Eartha Kitt|Eartha Kitt]] version will appear in later issues.
 
| Trivia = * {{WP|Count Dracula}} (given the series' setting, possibly the [[wikipedia:Dracula_in_popular_culture#Hammer_Films_productions_of_Dracula|Christopher Lee incarnation]]) makes a "Bat-climb" cameo. This was originally intended to set up an eventual showdown with the King of the Vampires in a later issue of the ''Batman '66'' comic continuation, a plan that ultimately never materialized.<ref>Parker, Jeff (26 May 2019). [https://twitter.com/jeffparker/status/1132874401806934017 Twitter]</ref>
 
| Trivia = * {{WP|Count Dracula}} (given the series' setting, possibly the [[wikipedia:Dracula_in_popular_culture#Hammer_Films_productions_of_Dracula|Christopher Lee incarnation]]) makes a "Bat-climb" cameo. This was originally intended to set up an eventual showdown with the King of the Vampires in a later issue of the ''Batman '66'' comic continuation, a plan that ultimately never materialized.<ref>Parker, Jeff (26 May 2019). [https://twitter.com/jeffparker/status/1132874401806934017 Twitter]</ref>
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* This marks the first time the Riddler's real name "Edward Nigma" is used in the continuity of the ''Batman'' 1966 universe.
 
| Recommended =
 
| Recommended =
 
| Links =
 
| Links =

Revision as of 17:26, February 13, 2020

"The Riddler's Ruse": A freshly-escaped Riddler embarks on a new crime-spree, targeting the works of sculptor and riddle enthusiast Oskar Villkoop. While Batman and Robin are unable to stop him from stealing two of Villkoop's statues, they gain an uneasy ally in the recently-paroled Catwoman, wh


Quote1 I take it the Riddler is back to bedevil us again? Quote2
Alfred Pennyworth

Batman '66 #1 is an issue of the series Batman '66 (Volume 1) with a cover date of September, 2013.

Appearing in "The Riddler's Ruse"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • The Mayor of Gotham City
  • Dracula (Single appearance)
  • Joker (Mentioned only)
  • Oskar Villkoop (Mentioned only) (Deceased)

Locations:

Items:

Vehicles:

Concepts:

Synopsis for "The Riddler's Ruse"

A freshly-escaped Riddler embarks on a new crime-spree, targeting the works of sculptor and riddle enthusiast Oskar Villkoop. While Batman and Robin are unable to stop him from stealing two of Villkoop's statues, they gain an uneasy ally in the recently-paroled Catwoman, whose nightclub the Riddler had used as a red herring for one of his riddles, and then bombed on a whim.

Using the Batcomputer's 3-D modeler, Batman is able to produce replicas of the stolen statues. Catwoman then identifies these statues as pieces of an oblique map leading to Villkoop's last piece - a statue he had supposedly died before finishing. Batman, Robin, and Catwoman then follow this map to Gotham Park, and recover the statue before the Riddler can.

Upon finding himself beaten to the statue, the Riddler breaks into a psychotic rage and attacks, but proves no match for the trio and is quickly apprehended. As the Dynamic Duo celebrate, however, Catwoman surreptitiously steals one of the statues for herself and escapes, cheerfully signalling her return to crime.

Batman and Robin prepare to give chase, but first amuse themselves with a secret: the statue Catwoman had stolen was nothing but a Batcomputer-built replica.



Notes

  • The contents of this issue were originally released digitally as Batman '66 Chapters One-Three on July 3, July 10 and July 17, 2013, respectively.
  • The Catwoman depicted in this issue is modeled after the Julie Newmar portrayal. The Eartha Kitt version will appear in later issues.

Trivia

  • Count Dracula (given the series' setting, possibly the Christopher Lee incarnation) makes a "Bat-climb" cameo. This was originally intended to set up an eventual showdown with the King of the Vampires in a later issue of the Batman '66 comic continuation, a plan that ultimately never materialized.[1]
  • This marks the first time the Riddler's real name "Edward Nigma" is used in the continuity of the Batman 1966 universe.



See Also

Recommended Reading

Links and References

  1. Parker, Jeff (26 May 2019). Twitter
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