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by Jim Akin
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: A real DOG of a project...
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: A real DOG of a project...

Fantastic! I believe Rowlf is considered the first Muppet. I saw him, Kermit, and others at The Smithsonian quite a few years ago.
by Jim Akin
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: BATMAN to be Celebrated at International Conference
Replies: 14
Views: 2110

Re: BATMAN to be Celebrated at International Conference

To Jim Akin, I see that you have been a member on this board since 2012. This gave you ample time to publish a post about the history of the "New Look" batsuit. I could not find any of your published research on the subject. I read your response, which was to reveal the history of the first use of ...
by Jim Akin
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: BATMAN to be Celebrated at International Conference
Replies: 14
Views: 2110

Re: BATMAN to be Celebrated at International Conference

Cool Jim! You said in a nutshell what I've been trying to find out for a while now. Great! Glad I could assist. One detail I left out: As noted at the Grand Comics Database, World's Finest #141 went on sale March 12, 1964, two weeks before Detective #327 . The difference in newsstand dates is why W...
by Jim Akin
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: 1966 batmobile look 5 min
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: 1966 batmobile look 5 min

I've dabbled with 3D design software enough to know how much effort you must have put into this. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.
by Jim Akin
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: BATMAN to be Celebrated at International Conference
Replies: 14
Views: 2110

Re: BATMAN to be Celebrated at International Conference

The presentation sounds great, but there's no big mystery around the first appearance of the "New Look" batsuit (with the yellow oval around the chest insignia). The first comics story to feature the New Look costume was World's Finest Comics #141 , cover-dated May 1964, in a story titled "The Olsen...
by Jim Akin
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: SCRIPT: THE FUNNY FELINE FELONIES
Replies: 24
Views: 2379

Re: SCRIPT: THE FUNNY FELINE FELONIES

[It's] almost as if he wanted to pitch expensive, hard-to-shoot scenes for his own enjoyment, knowing they'd be excised. Great point. That completely fits my impression of Ross as an oversized kid, tickled at all he was able to get away with. :) But for [Batman] to accept Joker's handshake, especia...
by Jim Akin
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Season 1 Stunt Belt
Replies: 9
Views: 789

Re: Season 1 Stunt Belt

Batfanman wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:45 pm
Seldom-seen cylinder next to the sponge box. :)
LOL! Man does not live by grime-fighting alone. :)
by Jim Akin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: SCRIPT: THE FUNNY FELINE FELONIES
Replies: 24
Views: 2379

Re: SCRIPT: THE FUNNY FELINE FELONIES

A 1963 children's picture book by Shel Silverstein. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lafcadio:_The_Lion_Who_Shot_Back Lafcadio Hearn, journalist known for his writings about the city of New Orleans. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lafcadio_Hearn Thanks! I never heard the name Lafcadio before, and I didn...
by Jim Akin
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: 1966 BATFAN video 1
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: 1966 BATFAN video 1

Wow! Great work!
by Jim Akin
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: SCRIPT: THE FUNNY FELINE FELONIES
Replies: 24
Views: 2379

Re: SCRIPT: THE FUNNY FELINE FELONIES

Thanks so much for sharing these. The episodes aren't my favorites, but looking at the evolution of the scripts is really enjoyable. A few observations, after perusing all three PDFs: I can't believe Ross's name for the sleazy hotel across from GCPD HQ, the "Hero Inn" (which became the Hotel Sleazy ...
by Jim Akin
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Batman 80th Anniversary Merchandise Coming Soon
Replies: 52
Views: 3259

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." The bat-ears on his mask are shifted upward compared with the Detective #27 appearance, and the lavender gloves are gone, but the round belt buckle and "ear-less" chest insignia are ret...
by Jim Akin
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Batman Birthday Bash! (Party like it's 1966)
Replies: 20
Views: 1483

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

This is amazing! What a great party!
by Jim Akin
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Caprice
Replies: 8
Views: 905

Re: Caprice

JWLJN wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:00 am
Not to mention Lisa Seagram, better known to Gothamites as Lila, owner of Lila’s Lilac Shop, 11 Lavender Lane.
And listed earlier in the credits was Jack Kruschen, aka Gotham's top purveyor of doomtraps, Eivol Ekdal.
by Jim Akin
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Jackie Gleason as The Penguin
Replies: 18
Views: 1361

Re: Jackie Gleason as The Penguin

It's a fascinating "what if." It's hard to imagine anyone owning the role more than Burgess Meredith, but it's fun to imagine what Gleason would have done with the part. Although hiring him would seem to have gone against Dozier's claim, early in the show's run, that casting dramatic actors, not com...
by Jim Akin
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: the lost BAT ARSENAL PROMO
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: the lost BAT ARSENAL PROMO

Excellent work! Thanks!