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by Jim Akin
Wed May 22, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: bat binoculars
Replies: 17
Views: 1446

Re: bat binoculars

Awesome, Chuck! What type of paint did you use on those?
by Jim Akin
Tue May 21, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #110: "The Impossible Crimes": Semple holds Stadd’s Feet to the Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #110: "The Impossible Crimes": Semple holds Stadd’s Feet to the Fire

INTERIOR--BATCAVE BATMAN: Robin, I've noticed something about two of our upcoming scripts. ROBIN: What is it, Batman? BATMAN: They seem to bear some startling resemblances to an unused script by a man named Leonard Stadd. ROBIN: Why don't we run them through the Bat-Script-Similarities Analyzer? BA...
by Jim Akin
Wed May 15, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Parkview Elementary Batman: The Scheme is Sound
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Parkview Elementary Batman: The Scheme is Sound

Incredible! The direction is great, they nailed essential setpieces from the show, and their locations are fantastic. I especially love the lyrics they added to the villain cues.
by Jim Akin
Tue May 14, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman "Begins" at '66
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Batman "Begins" at '66

Looks like fun. I love Chicago.
by Jim Akin
Mon May 13, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: 1977 Batman Wrist Shooting Grappling Hook Toy
Replies: 22
Views: 1242

Re: 1977 Batman Wrist Shooting Grappling Hook Toy

The ad art is by the Joe Kubert school-- might be Kubert himself-- that's great stuff. I think the literal Joe Kubert School (the art-instruction institution, which probably had/has a different name than that) may have contracted to do commercial work as a way of giving students practical experienc...
by Jim Akin
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: April 1966 article on Frank Gorshin
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: April 1966 article on Frank Gorshin

Great d
epaddon wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:37 pm
All that's missing is this final "punchline".

"One funny thing about all this uproar," he said. "No one sends me riddles in the mail."
Great detective work! Thanks.
by Jim Akin
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: April 1966 article on Frank Gorshin
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: April 1966 article on Frank Gorshin

Great find! Thanks for sharing. "A bizarre character is no longer bizarre if you see him too often." Amen to that. I wish the makers of Batman comics had taken that notion more to heart, particularly with respect to the Joker. His dwindling appearances in the early 70s helped make his stories feel l...
by Jim Akin
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Remembering a old friend of the Bat Board ~ Petey
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Re: Remembering a old friend of the Bat Board ~ Petey

Farewell Petey, and thanks to him (and you) for the giveaway fun.
by Jim Akin
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Figures fit for a dashboard?
Replies: 13
Views: 1054

Re: Figures fit for a dashboard?

I posted in another thread a few years ago, but I equipped my "Batmobile"—a 2015 Civic sedan— with the Diamond batphone coin bank. I had the phone on my desk, next to my Shakespeare bust, but it just didn't look right, so I found a plastic jar that fits snugly into my car's cup holder, and velcroed ...
by Jim Akin
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: A real DOG of a project...
Replies: 6
Views: 560

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: 2433

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: 2433

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: 465

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: 2433

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...