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1949 - Episode Ten
"Batman's Last Chance"


Batman infiltrates an office building, where the Wizard's men are hiding out, in a quest to find Vicki Vale.  But Vicki's brother Jimmy is there.  Is he friend or foe?

John and writer Jim Beard discuss the 9th episode of the 1949 movie serial.  In it, they talk about Jimmy Vale's final fate, the use of footage from 1943, and the buidling the Wizard's men hide out in..

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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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