New Release: Set your Bat-timers for November 11th! After decades of legal acrobatics, the 1966 Batman series starring Adam West will finally arrive on home video. All of the episodes have been remastered in hi-definition and a cool assortment of bonus features, cards, and toys have been produced to mark this special event. If you grew up with the Miller, Burton, Nolan interpretations of the Dark Knight, the 60s version may appear overly campy, but you are in for a treat, old chums! The show was a masterpiece of Pop Art design and featured sharp performances that kept adults laughing and kids on the edge of their seats. Blu-ray and DVD sets available now on Amazon. Spy Vibers can also look forward to seeing the Blu-ray release of Season 5 of The Avengers on the same day!
Vintage photo below: Batman co-creator Bob Kane strikes a Hefner pose with painting and Catwoman model. Dig those shoji-inspired walls! Bob Kane was born on October 24th, 1915. He passed away in 1998. Although often credited as the sole-creator of the Caped Crusader, it is more widely known today that his collaborators, Jerry Robinson and Bill Finger, invented much of the Batman mythos. Learn more about Bill Finger. Related posts: Spy Vibe interview with Batman animation designer Shane Glines here; Batman '66 Meets Green Hornet interview with Ralph Garman Ty Templeton; Spy Vibe's Batman image archive on Pinterest; Batman and Andy Warhol here; Teen Titans and Secret Agent here; My visit to the original Batcave here; Batman TV and Manga releases; Batman 66: The TV Stories Book; Batman in Swinging London; Julie Newmar; Batman 66 posters; new comic and Adam West Sings!; Adam West spy ad; James Bond & Batman Robots; Man From UNCLE & Batman Manga.
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