"Partners in Peril" &
"The Underworld Underground Caper"
Aired October 26, 1968
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We've had two villain team-ups, but what about three? Joker, Penguin, and Riddler get together and engage in a contest to see who will control Gotham City's criminal empire. Not interesting enough? How about Catwoman getting them to abandon their competition with a plan to cripple the GCPD, making the city ripe for the taking? It's all here, plus Barbara, Batgirl, and Alfred in "Partners in Peril," a story that could easily be a sequel to the 66 Batman movie or at least, if fleshed out more, a feature length animated movie. For our one part story, "The Underworld Underground Caper" we have another team up with Riddler and Catwoman committing crimes by tunneling under the city.
In addition, John and Dan Greenfield, creator and author of the 13th Dimension discuss the Bill Finger-esque situations of "Partners in Peril" and Dan proposes that the Filmation Catwoman is the most ruthless to date in comic or moving image form.
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Dan Greenfield is the editor and co-creator of 13thDimension.com, a website devoted primarily to comics and pop culture, past and present. To him, the basic food groups are Batman, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek (the Original Series), James Bond, the Beatles and the Stones. But if he had to he'd be able to subsist on Batman alone. Channel 11 in New York was his favorite syndicated channel as a kid -- you can guess why -- followed closely by Channel 5. Channel 9 didn't really enter into it unless he was home sick and there wasn't much else on. He's married to his remarkably patient wife Wendy and his best sidekick is his son, Sam. They have two cats,Lex and Zod.
Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension is John's co-host on the Filmation 68 reviews. He offers his 13 thoughts on why the Riddler is the perfect childhood villain over at 13th Dimension. Click the image to take you to the site and have a read.