A critical episode guide discussing both fifteen chapter BATMAN serials from Columbia Pictures: Batman (1943) and Batman and Robin (1949). The serials have different casts—the first stars Lewis Wilson as Batman and Douglas Croft as his sidekick Robin. The villain is an original character named Dr. Daka, a secret agent of the Japanese Imperial government, played by J. Carrol Naish. The cast members are Shirley Patterson as Linda Page, Bruce Wayne's love interest, and William Austin as Alfred, the Wayne Manor butler. Robert Lowery played Batman in the sequel, while Johnny Duncan played Robin. Supporting players included Jane Adams as Vicki Vale and veteran character actor Lyle Talbot as Commissioner Gordon.