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

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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

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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.

The costumes incl

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

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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. Others might

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

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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.

The Batman '66-inspired stories are scheduled to hit Comixology and the DC app this summer, where they'll join their fellow TV-inspired properties, Smallville

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

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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. Joining the first wave of Batman, Riddler and P

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

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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 i

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Ask Chris #119: The Election Of The Century

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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!

Q: What are the best election-oriented comics? -- @dangillotte

A: This year's presidential race seems to be on ev

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

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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. and Fox have

Every Bat-Climb Window Cameo From ‘Batman’ ’66 In One 13-Minute Video

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When I was growing up, I would watch the 1966 Batman TV show for at least an hour every day. I always loved it when a celebrity would pop through a window during Batman and Robin's famous vertical Bat-Climbs (which, as you can see in the graphic above, was just a hilariously cheap camera trick). Even when I h

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ComicsAlliance Reviews ‘Batman’ (1966), Part Two

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Each week, Chris Sims and David Uzumeri take a look back at one of the most successful and influential comic book movie franchises of all time, in ComicsAlliance's in-depth retrospective on the Batman films.

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