"It's fun to be a Batman"

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"It's fun to be a Batman"

Post by batbelfry » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:20 am

Okay, here's a REALLY strange one, and I don't recall us ever talking about it on the board before. (I could be wrong!)

This crazy book came out during the show's run and wave of ancillary merchandise. To say that it's bizarre doesn't begin to scrape the tip of the iceberg!
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If you want to check this out, you can view and/or download (??!!) the entire PDF here...

http://cdn.andertoons.com/cartoon-blog/ ... batman.pdf

I warn you in advance...there are no words for this. :o

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Post by dell » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:00 am

Wow, that was bad. I scrolled through it in about 2 minutes and that was 2 minutes more than I should have. This was clearly not authorized by anyone involved with our show.
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Post by Bob Furmanek » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:03 am

Copyright Marvin Miller?

THAT Marvin Miller?!

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Post by High C » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:35 am

Bob Furmanek wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:03 am
Copyright Marvin Miller?

THAT Marvin Miller?!
I doubt it, or else he would have sought free agency for Burt to get out of his horrible contract. ;)
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Re: "It's fun to be a Batman"

Post by AndyFish » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:23 pm

Wow-- I would have asked for my dollar back.

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Post by dell » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:07 pm

AndyFish wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:23 pm
Wow-- I would have asked for my dollar back.
I would have asked for two dollars back!
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Post by John Mack » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:00 pm

I've flipped through this years ago and it left me, well.....speechless. Forrest Gump: And that's all I have to say about that.
Music. BAT! Music.

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Post by Ben Bentley » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:08 pm

This has definitely reared it's head on the board over the years, like many of us, you may have repressed that memory :D

An interesting time-capsule as far as "cash-in" culture goes. There's no wonder brand licensing departments are so militant regarding certain franchises in modern Hollywood.

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Post by robinboyblunderer » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:20 pm

Thanks for sharing this, never seen it before.

I hope any other weirdo things like this are posted in the future regardless of quality. Speaking of, that was terrible, even by quick cash-in standards. What a mess. Ugly and unfunny.

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Post by AndyFish » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:31 pm

robinboyblunderer wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:20 pm
Thanks for sharing this, never seen it before.

I hope any other weirdo things like this are posted in the future regardless of quality. Speaking of, that was terrible, even by quick cash-in standards. What a mess. Ugly and unfunny.
Yup I agree, I'm glad it was posted regardless of how terrible it is.

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Post by alfredthebutler » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:37 am

Yes, it was a load of rubbish, but I saw some new photos (any photo you've not seen is new!) :x

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Post by chrisbcritter » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:38 pm

Jeeez. Start scrolling and the second image is the bloody aftermath of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre... :o
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Post by Keith Mayo » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:15 pm

chrisbcritter wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:38 pm
Jeeez. Start scrolling and the second image is the bloody aftermath of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre... :o
Yeah, but it's got Batman on the cover so we MUST collect it! :-)
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