There are few things more glorious in superhero comics right now than the Batman ‘66/Wonder Woman ‘77 mash-up series. But its last few chapters, despite featuring the amazing Burt Ward Robin’s evolution from Boy Wonder to disco goddamn Nightwing, have also taken a fascinatingly dark turn.
Batman ‘66 aesthetic is burned into the very fabric of pop culture—bright lights, bold colors, biffs, boffs, and kapows. But these recently resurfaced pieces of production art go behind the scenes in seeing how that aesthetic was eventually brought to life.
Batman and Wonder Woman have teamed up more times that we can count in the comics—but their latest is a real first, as Adam West and Lynda Carter’s iconic takes on the World’s Finest team up for Batman ‘66/Wonder Woman ‘77. We sat down with series writer Marc Andreyko to learn more.
He’s BAM, POW and BIFFed his way through history, but the 1966 version of Batman, as played by Adam West, has never met up with Wonder Woman. Until now, that is: DC Comics just announced it’s releasing a book in January called Batman ’66/Wonder Woman ’77.
Cesar Romero’s take on the Joker for the Batman ‘66 TV show is iconic—but the very obvious moustache he refused to shave for the role, barely obscured with white face paint, is almost as famous as he is. Thankfully, Hot Toys remembered this crucial detail when bringing Romero’s Joker to action figure life.
Everything about this animated ode to the Batman ‘66 TV series is the most fun thing I’ve seen in ages. There are quick costume changes, holy things, sound effects, puns, and A GIANT OVEN labelled “GIANT OVEN.” Really, what more could you want from this movie?
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!
The 1966 television show Batman oozes charm and insanity in equal measure. Some of that delicious mixture can be found in the hilarious names Batman gives his devices, each helpfully labeled for the benefit of the audience. Because the internet is fabulous, here’s a Twitter account that’s started collecting every…
Until recently, DC desperately avoided any sort of acknowledgement of the classic 1960s Batman TV show. Not only did it not represent who Batman was now—a layered, gritty character—it was viewed as an embarrassment. That is, until Warner Bros. got the rights to merchandise the series, and DC gave us one of the most…
It’s far too soon for this amazing series to have come to a close, but sadly, it is the end: DC’s delightful digital series based on the world of the campy 1960s classic Batman TV show is over. But thankfully, its final chapter was perhaps one of its most inspired issues in the whole run.
DC have been killing it lately with their range of awesome, enjoyable “Digital First” comics. That range is getting a little less awesome and enjoyable at the end of the year, with the cancellation of Batman ‘66 and Sensation Comics.
Imagine if we lived in a world where, years later, Batman ‘66 was re-imagined by Wallace & Gromit creators Aardman Animation and turned into a stop-motion TV show. Not only that be THE BEST WORLD EVER, but I would imagine that the puppets looked just like these kooky, and slightly creepy, toys.
The finest hero to have ever Batusi’d is teaming up with The Avengers—but we’re not talking about Marvel’s mightiest heroes. We’re talking about Great Britain’s! Out of all of the comic books news coming from Comic-Con this weekend, this might just be the craziest.
Just last month it was announced that Bane will be appearing in the Batman 66 comic book—see image above with art by Michael Allred. But what if Bane had actually appeared in the TV show? Will Brooker, the Batman expert and author of Batman Unmasked, imagines if Orson Welles had played Bane in 1966.
When Yvonne Craig made her debut as Batgirl for the third season of Batman, she dazzled the streets of Gotham in a ridiculously glitzy Batsuit. Now that we’re finally getting merchandise based on the classic show, Batgirl is heading to the toyshelf at last—and she’s as wonderfully glitter-laden as ever.
Greetings, my envoys of envelopes! Your fake post-apocalyptic mailman’s mailbag is overflowing this week. Are the Agents of SHIELD actually bad guys? Would Constantine work on Legends of Tomorrow? Can I talk about both Spider-Man movie franchises purely in terms of the Titanic? Turns out I can!
Did you find this weekend’s new Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer a bit... dark? Well, YouTube user Bobby Burns has just improved it considerably by replacing Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill with footage of Adam West’s Batman and Christopher Reeve’s Superman. It’s outstanding.
After a wonderful return on Blu-ray the Bat-buzz around the 1966 Batman TV series has been unstoppable. And now it's coming back, but in animated movie form.
In the '60s, legendary scifi author Harlan Ellison wrote a Batman TV show script that would have introduced Two-Face to the show, but it was never filmed. But you can finally "see" the story tomorrow, thanks to this week's comics! Plus some very new Teen Titans, the end of Lumberjanes, and more!