Just Look at This Gorgeous Concept Art for the 1966 Batman Show

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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.

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The artwork, by Leslie Thomas, was recently resurfaced by Batgirl Bat-Trap. Thomas’ work for Batman has been shown publicly before; several pieces of art were donated to Virginia Commonwealth University’s Comic Arts Collection and later publicly shown at the New-York Historical Society exhibition last year.

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With Adam West’s take on the Caped Crusader’s recent resurgence thanks to new comics, new toys, and even a new movie, it’s cool to get an insight into how the show’s iconic look was originally imagined behind-the-scenes. You can see more of Thomas’ Batman artwork over at Batgirl Bat-Trap.

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DISCUSSION

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ArghlBargle

Poor batman 66!! How many times was he knocked out to be fed into those traps, i think pretty much every episode, right? He seriously should have taken up wearing a helmet. Often he was gassed, but still, the ol’ bat-brain should have become oatmeal by the 27th time or so! I’ve read that being knocked unconscious even a couple times can permanently affect you.