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Memories of Adam West’s Batman 1966

This groovy theme from the 60’s Batman series always conjures up a specific image in my mind: one of eating breakfast on the “back porch” of the Yellow House (really the extended kitchen/dining room area leading to the actual back porch), an unfinished solarium where we had a small aluminum and plastic dining table. There was a small Sears color television sitting on the corner of the table that I was watching Saturday Morning Cartoons on. It was late into the block, and the last shows to air were on WXIA (Channel 11, the local NBC affiliate): Batman and Superboy. It was hard to get a decent picture, so I was constantly getting up to adjust the rabbit ear antenna to catch the broadcast signal as it meandered around the shadow of Kennesaw Mountain and bounced against nearby Lost Mountain.

WXIA stopped showing Batman reruns not long after that, replacing them with a block by producer Peter Engel that included Saved By The Bell and the knock-off California Dreams. I don’t recall what happened to that TV set, either. We may have given it to a relative in need or it may have just died altogether; it was the 1980s.

Also to be noted was the little family in-joke when my dad and I would get into his old 66 Chevrolet truck wherein one of us would start the familiar checklist and the other would finish:

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

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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

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DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!?!

i-am-goddamn-batman

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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

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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

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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

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