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by SprangFan
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Wish I Could Afford This
Replies: 13
Views: 596

Re: Wish I Could Afford This

Yes, credit where it's due: they did try. Here's the thing, though: the animation itself is crude, even by Bob Kane standards. Any attempt at complete faithfulness would result in a product that looked too slapdash to appeal, but any measures taken to pretty it up make it inaccurate. You can't win. ...
by SprangFan
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm returns to theaters
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm returns to theaters

It didn't stick around much longer than a day the first time, either. I saw it with my then-girlfriend (now wife) and besides us there were maybe three other people in the theater, all kids. Warner totally dropped the ball on promotion. Still the best bat-movie I've seen in the big screen, though in...
by SprangFan
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Wish I Could Afford This
Replies: 13
Views: 596

Re: Wish I Could Afford This

I considered them at the time and decided they didn't look enough like the title animation to justify the expense. Without the logo bases, I'm not sure anyone would make the connection.
by SprangFan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Behind the scenes footage on ebay!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 789

Re: Behind the scenes footage on ebay!!!

That is a great point. And for them to not have sound makes it even stranger to me. I know next to nothing of studio operations, but the compilation of what seems fairly useless stuff does seem very odd. As far as the sound issue goes, I'm pretty sure it was still standard practice in the 60s to sh...
by SprangFan
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: SUPER7 Universal Monsters come at last!
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: SUPER7 Universal Monsters come at last!

Don't know about the figs but the card art is spectacular.
by SprangFan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: New '66-themed Batman Smart Watch
Replies: 3
Views: 438

New '66-themed Batman Smart Watch

Well, this looks like a lot of fun.

https://www.cbr.com/review-one61-batman-smartwatch/
by SprangFan
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: CPO Romero, USCG
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: CPO Romero, USN

Even the Navy let him keep the mustache. Awesome. :lol:
by SprangFan
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: "New Look" vs Tv Show
Replies: 25
Views: 969

Re: "New Look" vs Tv Show

As a kid in the 70s i made tape recordings of Batman when it aired and I kept coming back to this one. That music track ranks as one of my favorites in the series. And yes, the sound effects graphics were fun, too, including how they floated up and out of frame. At this stage of the game, any extra ...
by SprangFan
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: THE JOKER Looms Large on Final ARCHIE/BATMAN '66 #5 Cover
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: THE JOKER Looms Large on Final ARCHIE/BATMAN '66 #5 Cover

Wasn't Penguin and Joker involved? It's been years. Ha! I'd forgotten they actually were on the cartoon! I just picked that as a standard Scooby scenario. Was the Batman ep really about that? Funny. I don't think I've seen that Batman/Scooby crossover since it first aired (and I was in grade school...
by SprangFan
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Golden Age Catwoman costume
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Golden Age Catwoman costume

Whoops, missed that one. Looks like that one instance of a blue collar in '51 was an aberration. The belt buckle seems to go back and forth between white and green, but the shape is constant. Looks like a big circle with a fabric covering. I don't know how practical it would be, but this was always ...
by SprangFan
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Golden Age Catwoman costume
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Golden Age Catwoman costume

Looks like her debut on a Batman cover doesn't come until 1951, when it was a purple cowl, dress and ankle-high boots with a green dress and belt. Blue lapels on the dress. https://www.comics.org/issue/8648/cover/4/ A few issues later, we've moved to matching green lapels. This one provides a good l...
by SprangFan
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: "New Look" vs Tv Show
Replies: 25
Views: 969

Re: "New Look" vs Tv Show

Ha! My last comment sparked a dim memory of an article I once read about the Phantom. I looked it up and behold, it's still on the Web. Interestingly, it suggests the Phantom, like Batman, was supposed to wear gray, but turned purple to take advantage of his translation to a more colorful medium: ht...
by SprangFan
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: "New Look" vs Tv Show
Replies: 25
Views: 969

Re: "New Look" vs Tv Show

Comics started before anyone conceived that one day TV shows based upon them could be rendered in full colour... ;) I'm not sure I follow. Do you mean if the comics had thought of it, they'd have actually made the tights purple, too? The Phantom pre-dates Batman by several years, and his outfit was...
by SprangFan
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: THE JOKER Looms Large on Final ARCHIE/BATMAN '66 #5 Cover
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: THE JOKER Looms Large on Final ARCHIE/BATMAN '66 #5 Cover

I think he meant what's the "in universe" explanation. I agree it seems a stretch for Batman to travel to sleepy Riverdale just to hang out at Pop's Chocklit Shop or watch Moose play football. But then there are so many versions of Riverdale, now: one where Archie can be shot to death in a shopping ...
by SprangFan
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: "New Look" vs Tv Show
Replies: 25
Views: 969

Re: "New Look" vs Tv Show

For Batman Day, I watched (appropriately enough) the episode, "Batman's Anniversary," and was reminded once again of how purple the cowl and gloves could look under certain lighting. I remember as a kid watching the (Black Widow?) episode where the GCPD puts out an APB on Batman and describes him as...