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1949 - Episode Three 
"Robin's Wild Ride"


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Having successfully stolen the large scale model of the device needed to control vehicles, the Wizard's men need to obtain diamonds as well and Batman and Robin are poised to stop them!  

John and writer Jim Beard discuss the third episode of this 15 chapter series.  In it, they talk Alfred and how they like both Alfreds from the two serials, the wait for Robin's "Wild Ride", and the lackluster cliffhangers endings.

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A native of Toledo, Ohio, Jim Beard was introduced to comic books at an early age by his father, who passed on to him a love for the medium and the pulp characters who preceded it. After decades of reading, collecting and dissecting comics, Jim became a published writer when he sold a story to DC Comics in 2002. Since that time he's written official Star Wars and Ghostbusters comic stories and contributed articles and essays to several volumes of comic book history.


His prose work includes GOTHAM CITY 14 MILES, a book of essays on the 1966 Batman TV series; SGT. JANUS, SPIRIT-BREAKER, a collection of pulp ghost stories featuring an Edwardian occult detective; MONSTER EARTH, a giant monster anthology; and CAPTAIN ACTION: RIDDLE OF THE GLOWING MEN, the first pulp prose novel based on the classic 1960s action figure.

Currently, Jim provides regular content for, the official Marvel Comics website, and is a regular columnist for Toledo Free Press.





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