- Dec 15, 2019
Why is the Green Hornet inbetween Batman season 1?
1. Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77 refers to the Wonder Woman '77 comic directly. It's in the Batman '66 brand as well. It's also completely DC, unlike the intercompany crossovers. Superman, being DC, seems much more intentional, especially since they follow up on it the very next issue.I don't know that I'd be as quick to assume that the comics crossovers necessarily indicate that Wonder Woman and Adventures of Superman take place on the same Earth since that's not the assumption made on this timeline for any of the non-DC comic crossovers, and there are plenty of examples elsewhere in the multiverse of characters having the same appearance/actors but existing on different Earths.
Granted, even if the TV shows are all on different Earths, it would seem that Earth 66's Superman and Wonder Woman have had largely the same experiences as they would have had on their own Earths (which could be true of their Batmen as well,) so it still makes sense to group their timelines together. However, that would seem to be an argument in favor of including the other, non-DC crossover's episodes as well.
In either case, in the spirit of full inclusion, is there any reason to keep the New Adventures of Batman off the timeline at this point? It would seem on its face to be an animated continuation of the live-action TV show like the more recent animated movies.
3. Eh, that would fit the Super Friends continuity more, since Adam West voiced Batman for a time in that show. The show had a different Batmobile, Batgirl suit and Riddler suit. The animated films were directly made to continue this continuity, like the tie-in comics, while the show just utilized the actors.
I remember reading that Batman: The Movie was supposed to come out first.2x07, "The Spell of Tut" begins on a “balmy evening” in Gotham, suggesting a spring-summer placement and both Batman and Tut mention the events of 1x27, "The Curse of Tut" as having taken place “last year”, so at least 2x07 takes place in the year following 1x27.
I also noted that in 2x03, "Hot Off the Griddle", the police inform Batman that Catwoman is still alive. Since it was suggested that she might be dead after falling into a chasm in 1x20, "Better Luck Next Time", it’s likely that Batman: The Movie (in which she also features) actually takes before 1x19, "The Purr-fect Crime.” (I’m not sure of the larger continuity implications of that, but Batman was already familiar with Catwoman in 1x19, so it is possible. Assuming, of course, that all the Catwomen were the same character.)
Hmm. Can't really squeeze it. I guess this universe has different presidential election years? Too much evidence in the comics for those not to be 1966.At the end of "Dizzonor the Penguin", Batman turns down offers from both parties to become their presidential candidate for the 1968 election, likely putting this episode closer to its late-1966 airdate than this timeline currently has it.
The 1968 election specifically is mentioned by name, but as an upcoming event. Technically, the episode could take place any time after the 1964 election but before 1968. (Given that the episode aired in 1966, I think the idea that the parties involved were lining up to lock down a candidate that early was supposed to be funny anyway.)Hmm. Can't really squeeze it. I guess this universe has different presidential election years? Too much evidence in the comics for those not to be 1966.
Do they specify 1968 or can in be 1964?
The US presidential elections are in November, so the hottest day following the 1964 elections would be July 30, 1965--summer of '65 being the earliest "Green Ice" could take place. But there's some wiggle room since the hottest day of the year could be referring to local temperatures in Gotham City.That would put it on September 8th, 1964.
Well, because of other evidence, that puts 3x53-3x54 into February-March 1966 and Batman '66 #27-28 into August 1966. Theres a 6 month time jump in Batman vs. Two-Face which makes this very unlikely.The US presidential elections are in November, so the hottest day following the 1964 elections would be July 30, 1965--summer of '65 being the earliest "Green Ice" could take place. But there's some wiggle room since the hottest day of the year could be referring to local temperatures in Gotham City.