Bat-Timeline – “Batman in 1968”


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MARCH: After three seasons and 120 episodes, the BATMAN TV series is canceled by ABC. NBC then attempted to pick up the series for another season (1968-1969), but then declined when the network discovered that the sets – including the Batcave – had been dismantled.

BATMAN‘s final episode was titled “Minerva, Mayhem and Millionaires” and featured Zsa Zsa Gabor as Minerva. It aired on March 14, 1968.

MARCH: Batman’s self-titled series, BATMAN, celebrated its 200th issue. The Scarecrow was the issue’s main villain.

MARCH: Mr. Zero is renamed Mr. Freeze – the name given to the character on the BATMAN TV series – in DETECTIVE COMICS #373.

SEPTEMBER: The first animated Batman TV series – THE BATMAN/SUPERMAN HOUR – debuted on 9/14/68. It would later be re-titled BATMAN, WITH ROBIN THE BOY WONDER.

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A life-long Batman fan, Bill "Jett" Ramey is the founder of BATMAN ON FILM. His passions include Dallas Cowboys football (fan since birth/season ticket holder since 2000), Elvis Presley, Rock music, cold beer, dive bars, the city of Austin, his summer house in Minnesota, the University of Texas Longhorns and...THE BATMAN (fan for 50+ years)! He resides in the great state of Texas with his lovely wife ("Announcer Rachel"), his youngest son, and 1.5 Boston Terriers.