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Classic ‘Batman’ Actors Adam West And Burt Ward Get Familiar Bodies For ‘Futurama’


21 years after Adam West first appeared on The Simpsons, the star of the 1966 Batman TV series is returning to the Matt Groening universe in August in a new episode of Futurama. Former Robin Burt Ward (who appeared with West in a 2002 Simpsons episode) will also guest star in the episode, "Leela and the Genestalk."

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Classic 1966 ‘Batman’ Halloween Costumes Are Coming This Year


After years of being unable to capitalize on the classic Batman TV show, it looks like Warner Bros. and DC are wasting absolutely no time on making up for that. Since merchandising rights were sorted out, they've announced a new line of action figures, a digital comic series, and now, we're getting full-on Batman '66 costumes for Halloween...

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The Sheer Radness Of ‘Surf’s Up, Joker’s Under’ (1967)


If you asked a bunch of comic fans what the greatest Joker story of all time was, I imagine you'd get a variety of answers. Some would probably point to Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's The Killing Joke, which raised the bar for the Joker's criminal madness...

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DC Announces 1966 ‘Batman’ Comic By Jeff Parker, Jonathan Case and Michael Allred


Finally, after forty-five years, writers across the country have a good reason to drop "Biff! Pow!" into their headlines again. After finally settling licensing issues last year and paving the way for toys and merchandise based on the classic Adam West Batman show, DC will be publishing a new digital-first Batman '66 series by Jeff Parker and Eisner-winning artist Jonathan Case, with covers by Michael Allred...

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‘Batman Classics 1966′ Action Figure Line Gets Batman And Robin Two-Pack


Fans have known about the basic figures set to roll out during the first wave of Mattel's Batman Classics 1966 line since its debut during Toy Fair 2013, but there's a newly-preorderable option available to collectors set on snagging an Adam West Batman and Burt Ward Robin in one fell swoop...

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Toy Fair 2013: NECA’s ‘Batman,’ ‘Avengers,’ ‘Aliens’ And ‘Pacific Rim’ Action Figures


If mechs, aliens and superheroes are your cup of tea, NECA's 2013 Toy Fair lineup is like... well, it's like a huge vat of tea that somebody could fall in while being chased by police. NECA's got quite a few detailed Pacific Rim and Aliens figures in the pipleine, plus massive 1/4 (18"+) scale Avengers movie toys and Batman '89 and, yes, Batman '66 figures...

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Mattel Unveils 1966 ‘Batman’ TV Series Ken And Barbie Catwoman


As an action figure guy, I've been pretty stoked on Mattel's upcoming line of 6" Batman action figures based on the 1966 live action TV series starring Adam West. If you're a Barbie collector, however, you may want to make sure you're sitting down to look at Mattel's newly revealed Lee Meriwether/Julie Newmar/Eartha Kitt-style Catwoman Barbie and West-flavored Batman Ken...

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1966 ‘Batman’ TV Series Action Figure And Vehicle Images Arrive Online


In advance of next week's Toy Fair 2013, Mattel has rolled out first looks at its upcoming action figures based on the 1966 live action Batman TV series starring Adam West and Burt Ward. So far USA Today has posted images of a 6" Batman bearing a West likeness and an accompanying in-scale Batmobile for him to cruise around in...

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Ask Chris #119: The Election Of The Century


Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why each and every week, we turn to you, to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions...

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Warner Bros. Makes a Licensing Deal For The ‘Batman’ TV Show, Brings Us One Step Closer to DVDs


This week has been a rollercoaster of emotions here at ComicsAlliance, but now we have a piece of news that makes it seem like everything's going to be okay: After years of legal battles, Warner Bros...

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