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by Jim Akin
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Title Sequence Villains
Replies: 13
Views: 2618

Re: Title Sequence Villains

Clayface is in there, too. The "scaly" bad guy is a one-shot villain called King Cobra, who appeared in a 1961 story that introduced the original Silver Age Bat-Girl (not Barbara Gordon, but Betty Kane, neice of Kathy "Batwoman" Kane). The story was reprinted in a Batman Annual story in spring of 19...
by Jim Akin
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman Crossover in Dick Tracy
Replies: 5
Views: 1402

Re: Batman Crossover in Dick Tracy

This is great stuff! I haven't read newspaper comics in years, but I was always a Dick Tracy fan as a kid. Artist Joe Staton (co-reator of E-Man, past artist on JSA and Doom Patrol, among many others) and writer Mike Curtis are having a ball, resurrecting old characters from the strip's early years ...
by Jim Akin
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Why didn't I see this before?
Replies: 12
Views: 2144

Re: Why didn't I see this before?

Donna Loren was spokeswoman for Dr. Pepper and she also was in the rotating cast of house singers on "Shindig," the teen-oriented musical-showcase show that Batman replaced in ABC's Thursday night schedule in January 1966. Here's a clip of her doing a great cover version of "Shaking All Over," with ...
by Jim Akin
Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Where Was Gotham?
Replies: 12
Views: 1497

Re: Where Was Gotham?

Along with the previously mentioned spoofs of Empire State politicians (Linseed & Stonefellow), many Gotham landmarks are stand-ins for sites in and around New York City: Gotham Square Garden Short Island Sound New Guernsey Gotham City Stock Exchange Spiffany's jewelry store Phoney Island I'm sure t...
by Jim Akin
Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Ra's al Ghul in the 60's
Replies: 10
Views: 2324

Re: Ra's al Ghul in the 60's

What about Michael Rennie? (If we can time-warp Ra's al Ghul back to the 60s, why not also undo the unfortunate Sandman episodes. which failed to capitalize on Rennie's acting talents?) And while there are many possible candidates to play Talia, I nominate Lana Wood (Natalie's sister, and Adam West'...
by Jim Akin
Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:08 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: So were any of the 66 villians destined to be awful?
Replies: 40
Views: 8043

Re: So were any of the 66 villians destined to be awful?

I find Milton Berle hard to watch in just about everything, but I also agree with Andy's "Big Miss" assessment on Louie as a character. A "normal" Gotham crime lord would have been a good addition to the villain mix, but to be a worthy bat-adversary, he'd need some kind of edge. (Ma Parker and her b...
by Jim Akin
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Question about Batman Costumes on the show vs the comics
Replies: 11
Views: 2712

Re: Question about Batman Costumes on the show vs the comics

Thanks for the correction on the green costume's debut date, Hecate. I knew Catwoman returned in a Lois Lane story, but I never read the tale; I'd assumed she was in the green outfit that appeared in '68. I should've known better. I knew the green outfit was short-lived, but (I guess because of the ...
by Jim Akin
Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Billy Loyd JR sad news
Replies: 115
Views: 22668

Re: Billy Loyd JR sad news

This is shocking and sad. I'll remember Ghostdog as a friendly, active member of this bat-community. I'm so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. I pray that Billy and both his sons find peace, and I extend sincere condolences to all who knew him, especially those who'd come to know him off-board.
by Jim Akin
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Question about Batman Costumes on the show vs the comics
Replies: 11
Views: 2712

Re: Question about Batman Costumes on the show vs the comics

Conventional wisdom goes that white and the primary colors (red, yellow, blue) are heroic (hence Superman, Captain Marvel, Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man). Conversely, black and the secondary colors (purple, orange, green) are supposedly villainous (hence the army of baddies you listed). Ther...