When Simon Trent opens his closet to retrieve a reel of an episode of "The Gray Ghost", one of the tapes is labeled "Dr. Death". The character Dr. Death was the first ever reoccurring villain in the Batman comics. Another episode is titled "," which went on to become the title of a Batman: The Animated Series (1992) episode. See more »
This place is very familiar. It's just like...
The Gray Ghost's lair.
It's almost an exact replica.
Let me show you something else...
[Batman reveals to Trent a small closet filled with "Gray Ghost" memorabilia]
As a child, I used to watch it with my father. The Gray Ghost was my hero.
So it wasn't all for nothing...
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Adam West (TV's Batman) Is Back! Best Episode I've Seen So Far
There was no mistaking the first time the voice of "The Grey Ghost" was heard on this episode: it was "Batman," back again! Well, the television Batman, Adam West. What a hoot! It must have been great fun and nostalgia for him to come back, even though only his voice is heard. It just made this episode special....in fact, maybe the best!
The story is just dripping with nostalgia and sentiment and I loved every minute of it. We see Bruce Wayne as a little kid watching his hero "The Gray Ghost" on a black-on-white TV set. The ironic thing - and I doubt if it was an accident - was West's character, "Simon Trent," being an actor out of work and unable to get roles because he was typecast earlier in his career. Ya think there was a connection there? Yeah.
Anyway, it would good to see Batman working with his childhood idol to foil "The Mad Bomber." There is lots of action, great drawings and memorable material. Great stuff.
This is a real jewel in this Batman series. It will be hard to top.
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