Today is Good Friday--and aren't most Fridays good, anyway?--but we can make it a great Friday--the Batman way. Specifically, the Batman '66 way!
DC Entertainment announced earlier this year that they've secured the rights to license a bevy of products based on the Batman TV series and feature film of the 1960s, and as a huge fan of the series, I couldn't be happier. Rumor has it, this could be the key to finally seeing the series released on DVD. One can only hope!
Here is a set of links celebrating the beloved series and announcing the new products soon to arrive in stores--and our hearts.
Graphic designer Dylan Todd created a series of 64 images celebrating the series called The Batman '66 Project. Check it out!
According to this old TV magazine from the 60s, "Batman Helps Bad Men Make Good."
So there was that time The Joker tried to beat Batman in a surfing contest.
Here they are! The first wave of Batman '66 action figures being released this July. Featuring Batman, The Riddler, and The Penguin, plus the best Batmobile ever!
And here's the best news: DC Comics has announced the first ever comic book based on the TV version of the comic book! It will be written by Jeff Parker (whom I interviewed about his Red She-Hulk series for Marvel last September) and penciled by Jonathan Case. The series will appear in digital format first and in print later on. Parker has a collection of the press he's done for the series at his Web site Parkerspace.
Finally, the song.
Have a great weekend!