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"The Penguin Goes Straight/Not Yet, He Ain't"

Aired March 23/24, 1966

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The Penguin returns to Gotham City, but he doesn't appear to have a nefarious scheme to rob the citizens of their hard earned cash.  Or does he?  It all seems innocent enough.  He opens a protection agency, offering his services to the wealthy of Gotham City.  And very quickly, he is accepted into high society.  And even worse, Batman and Robin are caught robbing the safe of one of Penguin's high caliber clients.  What is going on here?


Joining John to talk about this unusual conundrum is RevCast host and DragonCon American Sci-Fi Classics track co-moderator, Gary Mitchel.


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Gary Mitchel is a writer, reviewer, geek blogger, gamer, sf/fantasy fan, comics reader, podcaster and International Man of Mystery (who’s too dangerous for the entire country of Canada) currently living near Seattle. He is co-host with Deanna Toxopeus ofRevolutionSF’s RevCast, the site’s weekly geek and pop culture discussion, which was nominated for a 2012 Parsec Award. It’s a convention panel in your iPod!


He has also appeared on the Shauncastic, Good to be a Geek, Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast, Earth Station One, and Saturday B Movie Reel podcasts. He can be found on the Facebook and followed on the Twitter as @gary_mitchel (and yes, it’s his real name).


Gary is also a frequent panelist at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, where he is the Co-Director of the American Sci-Fi Classics Track. There, he has discussed Sci-Fi TV, zombies, movies, video games, zombies, cartoons, comics and zombies. Some attendees have stated that he is “hilarious,” and Gary swears that said people are not related to him.


Detective 171

Detective 171



While no specific story was adapted for this episode, the idea of the Penguin trying to go straight is old territory for the comics and would be used in the feature film, BATMAN RETURNS.

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