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by SprangFan
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: "New Look" vs Tv Show
Replies: 25
Views: 2561

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: 1070

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: 1218

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: 1218

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: 2561

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: 2561

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: 1070

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: 2561

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...
by SprangFan
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: Dynamic Duo in Australia, 1967
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: Dynamic Duo in Australia, 1967

Batman and Robin (not the real ones)
:D :D :D :D :D

Loving the propeller beanie on Batman, and the Beatle wig on Boy Wonder.
by SprangFan
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Legends on DC Universe
Replies: 14
Views: 1693

Re: Legends on DC Universe

I view it as analogous to comic ships; a great thing if comics are already your bag, but not very useful for attracting new fans. Who's going to pay up front for content they're not already sure they're interested in? The new "Titans" and "Doom Patrol" shows may or may not please fans of those prope...
by SprangFan
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Legends on DC Universe
Replies: 14
Views: 1693

Re: Legends on DC Universe

He means "Legends of the Superheroes," the 1979 TV movie featuring Adam, Burt, Frank and a host of DC heroes and villains. You know, the Emmy-winning comedy masterpiece.
by SprangFan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: "New Look" vs Tv Show
Replies: 25
Views: 2561

Re: "New Look" vs Tv Show

From the earliest days, Batman's cape was supposed to be black with blue highlights. Same with Bruce Wayne's hair (and Clark Kent's): it's not blue hair with shadows, it's black hair with blue areas "cheated in" to denote texture and depth. Over time the blue got brighter, but you can tell even in t...
by SprangFan
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Henry Cavill Is Out As Superman
Replies: 13
Views: 1233

Re: Hnery Cavill Is Out As Superman

I'm not a huge fan of the Craig era, but then I largely lost interest once Roger Moore was done. I was referring more to Eon's lack of ability (or interest?) in getting the films out on a more regular basis, and specifically the departure of the latest entry's director and writer, putting the start ...
by SprangFan
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: FIRST LOOK: Mike Allred’s ARCHIE/BATMAN ’66 #5 Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: FIRST LOOK: Mike Allred’s ARCHIE/BATMAN ’66 #5 Cover

What's with Archie's helmet? His arms are in front of him, so can't have throw it off. Is there someone off-panel who just hooked it on a fishing line? "Omnibus" just means a collection, not necessarily a complete one. I'm still on the fence about the '66 Omnibus, but if the Archie stuff was in it, ...
by SprangFan
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Script: THE SILENT FILM CAPERS, by Dick Carr
Replies: 27
Views: 4160

Re: Script: THE SILENT FILM CAPERS, by Dick Carr

I have another question: Why is it called "Death in Slow Motion?" I always have to remind myself that this title applies to "the silent comedy" ep, because my mind wants to make it the Astin Riddler outing, where people actually fight in slow motion because they're under water. If anything, silent c...