Tag Archives: Batman

The Cast of Batman ’66 Returns for a New Animated Movie

Holy digital downloads!

It’s been over a year since Adam West revealed that he and Burt Ward would reprise their roles as Batman and Robin for a new animated feature—but now we have the first look at it in action: Holy footage, Batman, it’s a trailer for Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders!

Source: The Cast of Batman ’66 Returns for a New Animated Movie

It’s Fun To Be A Batman

This is possibly one of the oddest novelty books I’ve run across. Vintage 1960s mod humor. Take it upon yourself to flip through the pages (linked in source).

Source: It’s Fun To Be A Batman – Andertoons Cartoon Blog

DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!?!

i-am-goddamn-batman

Twilight of the Superheroes

Poignant and pointed observations about how superhero movies have grown to reflect the duality of the era which bore their ascension to the pinnacle of popular culture.

In his review of X-Men (2000), Roger Ebert begins with an evocation of the mythological gods of Ancient Greece, and ends with a plea to die hard comic book fans, whom he wishes would “linger in the lobby after each screening to answer questions.” Sixteen years later, viewed from a cinematic present overrun by the cape and cowl, Ebert’s words read as both prescient and portentous.

Source: Twilight of the Superheroes | Kill Screen

It’s Fun To Be A Batman

It’s really sort of hard to explain. Apparently someone took existing photos, painted Batman costumes on people in the photos, and then added funny captions below.

Source: It’s Fun To Be A Batman – Andertoons Cartoon Blog

The Evolution Of The Batmobile, Illustrated

Atomic batteries to power. Turbines to speed.

Over the years, Batman has been portrayed in a number of different ways in comics, TV shows and movies, from the gloriously campy Adam West era to the unrelentingly gritty Christian Bale trilogy. Fittingly, Batman’s trusty vehicle has also been reimagined again and again over the years. This infographic illustrates the evolution of the Batmobile since 1941.

Source: The Evolution Of The Batmobile, Illustrated – Digg

The Funky, Retro Stylings of Francesco Francavilla’s Batman 1972

Acclaimed comics artist Francesco Francavilla shares a vision of the Dark Knight that’s more reflective of the 70s than the actual Batman books they published in the 70s.

It’s dark and gritty, much like the cop dramas of the period, and a damn sight from the colourful panels of the real Batman pages. Imagine if, instead of Dirty Harry‘s .44 Magnum, Clint Eastwood donned the cape and cowl–then you will have something similar to this madness.

(via Boing Boing)