Batman in the Horror Universe: BATMAN: “THE PENGUIN’S NEST”

7 Aug

Every Friday I will be posting here an excerpt from my book, the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia.  These excerpts will be entries from the book featuring some of my favorite series, often series you might not expect to find in a book about horror crossovers.


Release Date: January 12, 1966 – March 14, 1968 (Contemporary Setting)

Series: Batman (TV)

The Story: Batman and Robin protect Gotham City from various bizarre criminals.

Notes: For Horror Universe purposes, this dynamic duo is Dick Grayson as Batman and Bruce Wayne Junior as Robin.



Release Date: December 7, 1966 (Contemporary Setting)

Horror Crosses: Addams Family

The Story: The Penguin opens a restaurant where customers must write down their orders, so that he can then learn to forge their handwriting.

Notes: The irony is that the restaurant was successful financially when legit. During their usual wall-climbing scene, the heroes often encounter some celebrity or character who pokes his head out a window. This time around, it is Lurch, the butler of the Addams Family. This makes a bit of sense considering that Gomez Addams was the Riddler! That’s right. In an episode of the Addams Family, Gomez gets a bonk on the head and suddenly acts like the Riddler. And indeed actor John Astin played Gomez and the Riddler. Incidentally, the Penguin of this episode is likely the son of the foe who fought the 1940s heroes.

For more Batman crossovers, click here.

For more Addams Family crossovers, click here.  

And you can purchase the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia by clicking here.

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