January 18, 2014


If your vibe is Pop-Art adventures from the 1960s, here is another upcoming release that might interest readers. Continuing Spy Vibe's wave of Bat-related news this week, IDW will publish a large collection next month of Batman's Silver Age comic-strips from 1966-1967. The 256-page hardcover book will include all of the b&w daily and color Sunday strips, starring the Caped Crusaders, Catwoman, the Penguin, the Joker, Batgirl, and other characters.  Street date is Feb 18th (same release day as Beware the Batman). More below:

From IDW: "Hot on the heels of the successful hit Batman television show starring Adam West and Burt Ward that resulted in what can only be described as "Batmania," the Batman newspaper strips debuted in 1966. Written by longtime Batman editor Whitney Ellsworth, with art by DC Comics giants Shelly Moldoff, Joe Giella, and Carmine Infantino, the newspaper strip was a huge success.

The first volume, reprinting all B&W dailies and color Sundays from 1966 and 1967, features an all-star list of Batman and Robin characters, including Catwoman, the Penguin, the Joker, Poison Ivy, and Batgirl! The 11 x 8.5" hardcover designed and edited by Dean Mullaney will feature a dust jacket cover by Pete Poplaski, and will be 256 pages, including an introduction by Joe Desris, 'Ellsworth and the artists perfectly captured the flavor of the television show,' Mullaney says. 'It's a tremendous amount of fun, both as nostalgia and as a unique creation of its time.'" Amazon pre-order page here. Vintage promotional sticker below from Dark Knight News here. The original Adam West series from the 1960s will finally be released on home video next fall. Spy Vibe news here

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