October 19, 2013


Cartoon Saturday: The new Batman '66 comic series from DC is taking the Dynamic Duo to Swinging London! Based on the 1966 TV series with Adam West, the new comics capture the Pop Art flair and fun for a new generation. In issue #4 (Oct 16th): "Batman and Robin head to 1960s London to take on The Mad Hatter! When the Caped Crusader hears that hats are being stolen from England's famous Beefeaters, he knows it can only be the work of Jervis Tetch. But something's also amiss at Big Ben. Could the Clock King be up to his old tricks?" Mad Hatters on television have been played by David Wayne, Ted Knight, and Roddy McDowall. From Bat-Mania: "Jervis Tetch aka the Mad Hatter has an incredible obsession for hats, his crimes involve him stealing hats to add to his collection, his biggest prize of all would be Batman's cowl. In his first caper he kidnaps the jury who convicted him previously and of course steals their hats. When he returns in the second season, he is still after Batman's cowl and revenge against him. He also uses radiation to turn the Batman cowl pink (pictured below). Oh yes, you better watch out for his mesmerizer which pops out of his tricky hat!" Original DC comic art by Jonathan Case for sale here. Stills below are from Bat-Mania here

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