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by SprangFan
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Batman 80th Anniversary Merchandise Coming Soon
Replies: 15
Views: 412

Re: Batman 80th Anniversary Merchandise Coming Soon

The closest I've seen to an animated version of the original Batman look is in "Justice League: The New Frontier."
This one comes awfully close. Albeit in black and white.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFwOS2R9o_8
by SprangFan
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Guess What I’m Getting for Christmas! - The Green Hornet Serials!!
Replies: 27
Views: 962

Re: Guess What I’m Getting for Christmas! - The Green Hornet Serials!!

I'm with Sprang-- Atom Man is better than Superman-- because of Luthor. Alyn made for an interesting Superman. I'll always be a George Reeves guy, in MOLE MEN I love the line where he says to the guy if he's not going to use his gun responsibly he'll just take them away. Reeves always had the Dad a...
by SprangFan
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Batman Birthday Bash! (Party like it's 1966)
Replies: 17
Views: 228

Re: Batman Birthday Bash! (Party like it's 1966)

Umm... Will you be my dad?
by SprangFan
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Arlen Schumer Article On The Show
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: Arlen Schumer Article On The Show

I agree with Keith that Schumer is entitled to his opinions and he isn't alone in the "getting up there" department((and for the record, I'm not going to put Brad Pitt out of work as a heart-throb either). I also enjoyed his book, and don't wish him any ill. What I don't get so much is the desire to...
by SprangFan
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Arlen Schumer Article On The Show
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: Arlen Schumer Article On The Show

So, it seems there were always a great deal of myths told about the status of the early 60s Batman comics and ultimately, that also shines a light on any true influence/impact the TV series' had on it Fair enough, but I think it's undeniable that the show accounted for a boost in comic book sales o...
by SprangFan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Arlen Schumer Article On The Show
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: Arlen Schumer Article On The Show

Obviously not a big fan. :lol: I enjoy Arlen's book and his various magazine articles, but I've never shared his (and others') sense of indignation regarding the '66 series and its comedic approach to the Caped Crusader. I'm old enough to have lived through an era where fans (like me) of comics and ...
by SprangFan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Jada 1/18 Batmobile
Replies: 21
Views: 720

Re: Jada 1/18 Batmobile

Yeah, they mean "beacon." We used to make the same mistake when I was a kid, calling the flashing lights on a police car the " siren". The lights definitely make this. Not sure how I feel about a chrome steering wheel, and I always imagined more under the hood, but it's a very nice item for the money.
by SprangFan
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Guess What I’m Getting for Christmas! - The Green Hornet Serials!!
Replies: 27
Views: 962

Re: Guess What I’m Getting for Christmas! - The Green Hornet Serials!!

I think you'll enjoy the Superman serials, they're goofy fun. I did find the first serial's "Spider Lady" an underwhelming villain, but Lyle Talbot's Lex Luthor makes up for it in the sequel (when Talbot showed up as Commissioner Gordon in the second Batman serial, I wanted to yell, "Don't trust him...
by SprangFan
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Jada 1/18 Batmobile
Replies: 21
Views: 720

Re: Jada 1/18 Batmobile

I was convinced I didn't need another 66 Batmobile, but this thing is wearing down my resistance...

Somebody please post a scathing review before I spend again!
by SprangFan
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: 1965 BAT preview
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: 1965 BAT preview

Yeah, I can see this scene playing out in households around the country: "Dad, I need to stay up and watch that Batman show when it comes on! And you need to go buy a color TV!" This is a great promo, but it really shows how much difference music can make. The scenes with no music, and the fight sce...
by SprangFan
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: ADVANCE REVIEW: Dig Diamond’s Burt Ward DICK GRAYSON Bust
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: ADVANCE REVIEW: Dig Diamond’s Burt Ward DICK GRAYSON Bust

I can see some Kate in there, yes. And "Charlie's Angels" probably has a lot more sales appeal than "Square Pegs." :lol: This is the same thing that happened with the Adam bust: nice concept drawing, but the sculptor apparently never got to see it. Good thing they put it on that bat-themed base, sin...
by SprangFan
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Guess What I’m Getting for Christmas! - The Green Hornet Serials!!
Replies: 27
Views: 962

Re: Guess What I’m Getting for Christmas! - The Green Hornet Serials!!

There's been tons of books written about every possible aspect of Star Wars, obviously, but if you're interested in a digestible overview of the series' various inspirations, both thematically, structurally and design-wise, I'd recommend Mary Henderson's "Star Wars: The Magic Of Myth." It goes into ...
by SprangFan
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: ADVANCE REVIEW: Dig Diamond’s Burt Ward DICK GRAYSON Bust
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: ADVANCE REVIEW: Dig Diamond’s Burt Ward DICK GRAYSON Bust

Not seeing much Burt Ward there, but it's a so-so likeness of Jamie Gertz.
by SprangFan
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Guess What I’m Getting for Christmas! - The Green Hornet Serials!!
Replies: 27
Views: 962

Re: Guess What I’m Getting for Christmas! - The Green Hornet Serials!!

Lucas wanted to do a Flash Gordon movie but couldn't get the rights, so he came up with "Star Wars," which is close enough (and no need to split the profits with King Features!). Check out the "princess hair." https://static1.squarespace.com/static/4f209325d09a4f024c85b060/t/5122e4f3e4b0cbd2cf2cc5f6...
by SprangFan
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Is your Favorite Movie Celebrating an Anniversary in 2019?!
Replies: 17
Views: 394

Re: Is your Favorite Movie Celebrating an Anniversary in 2019?!

Now I wish I'd saved one of those newspaper ads. Years later I realized the FYEO poster sparked something of a controversy and several papers took the same approach. In fact maybe my town's paper just used a "family friendly" version of the artwork that was distributed around the country. In a way i...