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by Jim Akin
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Egghead tailcoat pattern?
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: Egghead tailcoat pattern?

Professional theater companies sometimes have costumes available for rent as well. Sizes can be limited to whatever was made for cast member(s), but they're often designed with re-use in mind, and so crafted in ways that allow for size adjustments. Sometimes there are lots of variants (e.g. military...
by Jim Akin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Comedian Jeff Dunham's 66 Batmobile
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: Comedian Jeff Dunham's 66 Batmobile

Doesn't Dunham also own a replica of the 1955 Futura (with the red paint job from "It Started with a Kiss")?
by Jim Akin
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Batgirl's new costume
Replies: 19
Views: 3230

Re: Batgirl's new costume

Costumes get redesigned so often these days that I hardly pay attention anymore, but cowl-less uniforms for Bat-family members are nothing new -- even setting aside the obvious cases of Robin and Nightwing. The new Batgirl mask isn't much different from the mask worn by the original Batwoman, introd...
by Jim Akin
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The origin of King Tut?
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: The origin of King Tut?

An almost perfect recipe for King Tut's origin would be a mashup of "The Walking Mummy" with "The Caveman At Large," originally published in Batman #102 (1956) and reprinted in Batman #176 (cover-dated December 1965). The "Caveman" story lacked Egyptian trappings, but it concerned delusional mayhem ...
by Jim Akin
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Bat-upstaging
Replies: 12
Views: 1845

Re: Bat-upstaging

It's hard to prove. But on a recent re-watch, it struck me that Adam might be hogging screen time in the scene in The Joker's Last Laugh when Batman's analyzing funny money in the Batcave. Adam seems to take *forever* to say the names of the insidious ink colors (rotten-apple red, bilious blue, etc....
by Jim Akin
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #87: An Eggsasperating Eggsercise
Replies: 12
Views: 2055

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #87: An Eggsasperating Eggsercise

One thing I disagreed with was Paul's assessment of Anne Baxter's performance. I thought it was too far over the top and it didn't grab me at all. I don't like these episodes much, but I consider Olga a highlight amid the season three dreariness. She is very, very cartoony, with her Boris-and-Natas...
by Jim Akin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Another comic story that was the basis of a Batman 66 episode.
Replies: 12
Views: 2663

Re: Another comic story that was the basis of a Batman 66 episode.

A couple of other possible connections between Batman #176 and the development of the TV series: The cover touts five of the seven stories included in the issue. The other two are "Parasols of Plunder," the Penguin adventure mentioned in my previous post, and a 1956 story titled "The Caveman at Larg...
by Jim Akin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Another comic story that was the basis of a Batman 66 episode.
Replies: 12
Views: 2663

Re: Another comic story that was the basis of a Batman 66 episode.

Was there not a mid sixties comic which reprinted some old stories (Joker's Utility Belt amongst them), which indicates current comics (albeit reprints) were being used as reference material? It's almost certain that the stack of issues Dozier and Semple used for research included Batman #176 (cove...
by Jim Akin
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Caesar Romero Joker Nano
Replies: 47
Views: 6312

Re: Caesar Romero Joker Nano

I found a Joker fig at Walmart. Per photo below, its backing card is a little bent, but the figure itself and the blister pack are in fine shape. If you'd like to give it a home, PM me and I'll ship it off.

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by Jim Akin
Tue May 29, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: BATMANIA
Replies: 23
Views: 4251

Re: BATMANIA

Thanks!
by Jim Akin
Fri May 25, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Script: PLEASE OMIT TOMATOES (a.k.a. "Louie the Lilac")
Replies: 23
Views: 4806

Re: Script: PLEASE OMIT TOMATOES (a.k.a. "Louie the Lilac")

Had to look that last word up - it's French and means "pout" or "grimace" (and should be spelled with one "e"). If I recall my high school French correctly, "moué" would apply to a pouty man, and "mouée" to a grimace-y woman. Compare to fiancé (groom-to-be) and fiancée (bride-to-be); likewise "née"...
by Jim Akin
Thu May 24, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #85: "Batman '89" Turns our Heads
Replies: 27
Views: 4967

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #85: "Batman '89" Turns our Heads

I haven't listened yet (I will! I will!) but Batman '89 is one of my least favorite things ever. It drives me crazy that Burton worked out so much of the tricky mechanics of making a noir, post-'66 Batman work onscreen — and then just let the "story" unspool in an aimless series of stupefying set-pi...
by Jim Akin
Mon May 21, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Script: PLEASE OMIT TOMATOES (a.k.a. "Louie the Lilac")
Replies: 23
Views: 4806

Re: Script: PLEASE OMIT TOMATOES (a.k.a. "Louie the Lilac")

Great catch on the discrepancy in the amount of the flower-show prize! ltl-03.jpg How much? Per my earlier comment that the draft script makes Louie out to be a low-rent archcriminal: A $5,000 caper is less rinky-dink than one that bags $500, but it's still kinda chintzy, even by 1967 standards. :)
by Jim Akin
Mon May 21, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: "Where have you been, Scott?" A Video Message to the Board
Replies: 19
Views: 13030

Re: "Where have you been, Scott?" A Video Message to the Board

Good talk. :) Thanks for all you do, Scott.