Eggheads (4)

By: Joshua Glenn
July 17, 2010

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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  1. Egghead was a great villain in his debut episode, but he was reduced to a rather whiny sod who hung around with a gang of cossacks in Batman’s third season. Recently, however, he made a neat comeback in DC Comics’ Batman: The Brave and the Bold book. It’s worth checking out.

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