Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Batman & Robin and Big Guy & Rusty the Boy Robot

One thing I used to love about the classic Batman comics was the use of oversized props.  Whether it was the dinosaur or giant penny in his Bat-Cave or some diabolical death-trap set up by one of his villains, it always made for an interesting visual.  The Batman TV show took note of the trend and featured some live action giant-sized items of its own from time to time.  Unfortunately, now that Batman is portrayed as a far grimmer character, such things are largely part of his past.


AirDave said...

Awesome cover!

I grew up on the Batman television series. As cool as the Batcave was - there was no trophy room, giant penny or dinosaur! Not until the recent adaptation of Harlan Ellison's "lost" Two-Face episode. Adam West was pretty much responsible for how Batman was depicted in the '70's cartoons up to the 1989 Batman film - never mind the Adams-O'Neil Gothic theme started after the series was cancelled.

Can't wait for Batman '66 Meets The Man From UNCLE starting in December!

Anonymous said...

This, too, was a genius team-up, Ross. :-)

May I humbly suggest, as a sequel, everyone's favorite Golden Avenger meets...Hugh Hazard and Bozo the Iron Man?

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