Eggheads (4)
By: Joshua Glenn | Categories: Codebreaking

Egghead, who calls himself “the world’s smartest criminal,” is one of two villains created for the 1960s Batman TV series — the other was King Tut. Played by Vincent Price, Egghead first appeared in the second season; his greatest accomplishment was deducing that Bruce Wayne was Batman. Though brilliant, Egghead’s penchant for puns made him seem foolish.

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Fourth in a series of ten posts.

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Joshua Glenn is a Boston-based semiotic culture and brand analyst. He is editor/publisher of HILOBROW and the Radium Age science fiction imprint HILOBOOKS. In addition, Josh is co-author of several books, including (with Mark Kingwell and the cartoonist Seth) THE IDLER'S GLOSSARY and THE WAGE SLAVE'S GLOSSARY, the object-oriented story collections TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY and (with Rob Walker) SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS, and (with Elizabeth Foy Larsen) the family activities guides UNBORED, UNBORED GAMES, and the forthcoming UNBORED ADVENTURE. In the ’00s, Josh was an editor and columnist for the BOSTON GLOBE's IDEAS section; in the ’90s, he published the high-lowbrow zine/journal HERMENAUT.