Batman Trapped! Comes to Rifftrax


For a third time, the folks at Rifftrax are ripping (riffing?) into the 1940s Batman serials.

This time, it's Batman Trapped! that draws their derision; you can check out a trailer below. You can get the short for just $1.99, which is less than most digital comics, why why not?

"The world's greatest detective and the Boy Wonder continue work on their latest adventure: Who turned out the lights on the sound stage?" mocks the narrators.

Here's a rundown from the Rifftrax folks of what happens:

Yes, it’s back to the famous gentle rolling hills and remote forest cabins of Gotham City for another installment of this classic superhero serial! Picking up immediately after Robin’s Wild Ride (there was no wild ride) we’re thrown right back into the action when Batman gets trapped in Batman Trapped! 

Okay, he doesn’t really get trapped, per se, but we do get to see the Caped Crusader climb a gentle incline with great difficulty! And it takes a while! He seems pretty tired!

The mysterious Wizard and his squad of gangsters (except for Gabe, who spends this episode offscreen picking up Gatorades for the gangsters’ weekly pickup basketball game, he’s such a thoughtful guy) are still at it, kidnapping various scientist types and stealing various science-type things.

What’s their endgame? Nobody’s quite sure, including the World’s Greatest Detective and the people who wrote this serial!