POW! Dig these powerful pics below, representing some of the sights of the fabulous "Batman Day!" All are part of a sensational celebration put on by the Union West NC Library, and organized by super-fan John Tompkins! This fun day featured two hours of Bat-related games, activities, give-aways, drawings, rare collectibles, events, movies, and so much more, all presented for the attending throngs of thrilled kids and parents! Red Robin was there! Even a very handsome (ahem) Batman made an appearance, to the delight of amazed (would ya believe fairly impressed?) Bat-fans! Click below to view!
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014
ZOWIE! Let's swing back to Gotham City, with more rare 1966 BATMAN pics, documents, and sounds! Click below to enlarge images, old chum!
|Above: A behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the |
1966 BATMAN episode, "The Joker Goes to School…"
|Above: Adam West ("Batman") gives advice to Burt |
Ward ("Robin"), between takes on the set of BATMAN!
|Above: A 1966 article about the sudden onslaught of |
BATMAN toys, model kits, clothing, and novelties!
|Above: A crime-fighter's work is never done! Batman (in the personable |
person of Adam West) was even pressed into service for publicity-garnering
beauty contests! When did he sleep?
|Above: HOLY NEGATIVITY! A not-so-nice review of the then-new BATMAN |
show, from tenacious TIME magazine! Note that Bat-producer Bill Dozier was all set to
be the clairvoyant king of a prophesied oncoming superhero TV explosion! However,
those four-colored floodgates wouldn't open for another ten years or so...
|Above: A recent pic of the Dynamic Duo themselves, Adam West and Burt Ward!|
|Above: Adam West, as "Batman," strikes a Bat-pose (complete |
with Bat-Bullhorn) for this 1966 publicity Bat-still!
|Above: Pat Barto's costume design for Batgirl, portrayed |
during BATMAN's third season by Yvonne Craig!
BAT-BONUS! Click below to hear Yvonne Craig discuss her "Batgirl" role, dangerous stunts, the "Batgirl Cycle," and much more, as part of a 1989 radio Bat-special!
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Last time, we watched a saddened Spidey, as he frantically searched for his lost lady-love! Now, just as it seems that she has left Peter's bad luck-littered life for good, another feisty female seems set to make a re-appearance! But, will the return of Mary Jane Watson include the evil Kraven? Is another one of Pete's close friends about to be endangered by a super-foe from the Wall-Crawler's past? More rare 1979 daily SPIDEY strips, from the hands of Stan Lee and John Romita, Sr.! Click below to enlarge!
Friday, July 25, 2014
Back again with another fun feature from 70s DC Comics! Here, those angelic editors took it upon themselves to re-edit older comics covers, creating new and funny (your mileage may vary) superhero-saturated scenes! How chuckle-inducing are they? You decide by clicking to enlarge the images below! Click here to see more chaotic Comedy Capers!
BONUS! Click below to glare at the actual unaltered Silver Age scenes!
Monday, July 21, 2014
Take a listen to my fun little interview on the ZILCH! Monkees podcast! I'm interviewed about my Monkees re-mixes, the celebrated "guitar logo," the famous 60s run of Dell MONKEES comic books, the TV show, and so much more! As if hearing my dulcet tones weren't enough, listen also for a wonderful commentary on an early MONKEES episode, a look at the humor of the series, even how the group got one talented gal thru college! Click here to listen!
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Last time, our hearts dropped as we watched Spidey's forlorn lady-love leave the big city, after falling victim to the murderous machinations of a madcap cult! Now, even as cute Carole makes her final move to leave Peter Parker's love-torn life forever, an unknowing Wall-Climber frantically attempts to find his gal-pal, in a doomed effort to shake information out of her would-be murderers! What will happen when the Web-Head realizes his sad sweetheart may have left his life forever? And--is this really the end of the kooky cultists? More rare 1979 Marvel newspaper strips, from the hands of Stan Lee and John Romita, Sr.! Click to enlarge!
|Once again, a big tip of the web-covered hat to sensational |
Steven Thompson for providing these spectacular strips!
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Those rascally rapscallions from RIFFTRAX (the MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER guys) have done it again! I've already covered some of their oddball educational shorts that just happened to feature Bronze Age Marvel comic books (click here), but presented below is a nutty 1980 fractured flick that co-stars a big batch of fresh-off-the-rack funny books! "William's Doll" was a short educational movie all about gender roles, and the eagle-eyed fan can easily spot the comics images sprinkled throughout! Just click below to enlarge and see!
|Above: Young William sits up in his bed, as he pleads his doll-loving case |
with his Grandpa! Dig that Spidey pajama top, based on the cover of
1968's AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #65!
|Above: The nurturing youngster has finally gotten his Grandpa and Dad to cave |
in to his interests, and he later shamelessly shares his world (including
his carefully cultivated comics collection) with his new plastic pal!
|Above: William rests his new friend down, near his short-stack of silly books!|
What titanic titles are in that pulse-pounding pile? Just see the image below!
|Above: Now you know! We see a sensational slew of 1980 Marvel |
comics, such as MARVEL TALES #s 116 and 127 (a resplendent reprint
of SPIDER-MAN #150), FANTASTIC FOUR #218, and AMAZING
SPIDER-MAN #206! Not a bad batch!