"Do not ask for whom this bell tolls, it tolls for thee!"
―The Bookworm to Robin[src]

The Bookworm had an affinity for books and centred many of his schemes around them. Bookworm was identifiable by his trick radio eyeglasses and his dark brown leather suit, made to match rare old book bindings. He had an affinity for books and centred many of his schemes around them.

Criminal history[edit | edit source]

Bookworm's motives are not known throughout the series. However, he laments that he could never write a best-seller because he has no originality, which could explain why he had turned to crime. His crimes mainly involve stealing high-value books. He would base his crimes around the plots of other books.

Like the Riddler, Bookworm had a habit of leaving clues to his crimes for Batman and Robin to find, which ultimately led to his downfall.

Behind the Scenes[edit | edit source]

  • In the two episodes he appeared in, his scheme was centred around the classic Ernest Hemmingway novel For Whom the Bell Tolls.
  • The Bookworm was an original villain created for the TV show, meaning that his real name has never been mentioned, and most likely never will. He has since made an appearance in the Batman '66 comic series, and had a cameo in the 2017 movie, Batman vs. Two-Face.

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