Friday, July 25, 2014

Official details on Batman Compete TV Series DVD and Blu-rays!

From Warner Bros.




The Long-Awaited 1960's TV Series Features All 120
Original Broadcast Episodes Completely Remastered

Includes Over Three Hours of Never-Before-Seen Enhanced
Content Including Interviews With Adam West and Burt Ward

Burbank, CA (July 24, 2014) - For the very first time, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) is releasing the fan-favorite original 1960's Batman TV Series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. On November 11, 2014, just in time for the holiday season, Batman: The Complete Television Series Limited Edition will hit shelves on Blu-Ray ($269.97 SRP). Batman: The Complete Television Series DVD ($199.70 SRP) and Batman: The Complete First Season ($39.98 SRP) will also be available. This highly collectable set is one fans won't want to miss!

Batman: The Complete Television Series features all three classic seasons of the fan-favorite show spanning all 120 original broadcast episodes - completely remastered - as well as more than three hours of never-before-seen enhanced content including interviews with both Adam West (as Batman) and Burt Ward (as Robin). In addition to favorites West and Ward, the series featured a long list of notable guest stars and cameo appearances over the course of three seasons including Julie Newmar, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, Liberace, Vincent Price, Burgess Meredith, Bruce Lee, Art Carney, Milton Berle, Sammy Davis Jr. and many more!

Bringing the series' vivid colors to life in stunning high definition, the Blu-ray Limited Edition will be individually numbered, making the set a true must-have for both fans and collectors alike. The set will include sought-after premiums including:
  • An exclusive Hot Wheels Replica Batmobile
  • Adam West Scrapbook - featuring never-before-seen photos from Adam's own archives
  • 44 Vintage Trading Cards
  • Ultraviolet Digital Copy of all 120 episodes
  • Episode guide - includes synopsis of all episodes, photos from the series and a personal letter from Adam West to the fans

"Fans around the world have been clamoring for this release for decades," said Rosemary Markson, WBHEG Senior Vice President, TV Brand Management and Retail Marketing "Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is beyond thrilled to make the caped crusader's fans' wishes come true by releasing Batman: The Complete Television Series to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD for the very first time since the original 1960s program. Coinciding with the 75th Anniversary of Batman's comic book debut, this is the ultimate holiday gift."

Batman: The Complete Television Series also features more than three hours of all-new enhanced content:
  • Hanging with Batman - A true slice of life in the words of Adam West.
  • Holy Memorabilia Batman! - A journey into the most sought-after collectibles through the eyes of three extraordinary collectors.
  • Batmania Born!: Building the World of Batman - Explore the art and design behind the fiction.
  • Bats of the Round Table - A candid conversation with Adam West and his celebrity friends, chatting all things Bat '66.
  • Inventing Batman in the words of Adam West (episode 1 &2) - A rare treat for the fans as Adam discusses his script notes on bringing Batman to life in the first and second episodes.
  • Na Na Na Batman! - Hollywood favorite's stars and producers recount their favorite Batman memories.

Season 1:
  1. Hi Diddle Riddle
  2. Smack in the Middle
  3. Fine Feathered Finks
  4. The Penguin's A Jinx
  5. The Joker is Wild
  6. Batman is Riled
  7. Instant Freeze
  8. Rats Like Cheese
  9. Zelda The Great
  10. A Death Worse Than Fate
  11. A Riddle A Day Keeps the Riddler Away
  12. When the Rat's Away the Mice Will Play
  13. The Thirteenth Hat
  14. Batman Stands Pat
  15. The Joker Goes To School
  16. He Meets His Match, The Grisly Ghoul
  17. True or False Face
  18. Holy Rat Race
  19. The Purr-Fect Crime
  20. Better Luck Next Time
  21. The Penguin Goes Straight
  22. Not Yet, He Ain't
  23. The Ring Of Wax
  24. Give 'Em The Axe
  25. The Joker Trumps An Ace
  26. Batman Sets The Pace
  27. The Curse of Tut
  28. The Pharaoh's In a Rut
  29. The Bookworm Turns
  30. While Gotham City Burns
  31. Death in Slow Motion
  32. The Riddler's Flase Notion
  33. Fine Finny Fiends
  34. Batman Makes The Scenes

Season 2:
  1. Shoot A Crooked Arrow
  2. Walk The Straight and Narrow
  3. Hot Off The Griddle
  4. The Cat and the Fiddle
  5. The Minstrel's Shakedown
  6. Barbecued Batman?
  7. The Spell of Tut
  8. Tut's Case is Shut
  9. The Greatest Mother of Them All
  10. Ma Parker
  11. The Clock King's Crazy Crimes
  12. The Clock King Gets Crowned
  13. An Egg Grows in Gotham
  14. The Yegg Foes in Gotham
  15. The Devil's Fingers
  16. The Dead Ringers
  17. Hizzonner The Penguin
  18. Dizzoner the Penguin
  19. Green Ice
  20. Deep Freeze
  21. The Impractical Joker
  22. The Joker's Provokers
  23. Marsha, Queen of Diamonds
  24. Marsha's Scheme of Diamonds
  25. Come Back, Shame
  26. It's How You Play The Game
  27. The Penguin's Nest
  28. The Bird's Last Jest
  29. The Cat's Meow
  30. The Bat's Kow Tow
  31. The Puzzles Are Coming
  32. The Duo Is Slumming
  33. The Sandman Cometh
  34. The Catwoman Goeth
  35. The Contaminated Cowl
  36. The Mad Hatter Runs Afoul
  37. The Zodiac Crimes
  38. The Joker's Hard Times
  39. The Penguin Declines
  40. That Darn Catwoman
  41. Scat! Darn Catwoman
  42. Penguin is a Girl's Best Friend
  43. Penguin Sets a Trend
  44. Penguin's Disastrous End
  45. Batman's Anniversary
  46. A Riddling Controversy
  47. The Joker's Last Laugh
  48. The Joker's Epitaph
  49. Catwoman Goes to College
  50. Batman Displays His Knowledge
  51. A Piece of The Action
  52. Batman's Satisfaction
  53. Kin Tut's Coup
  54. Batman's Waterloo
  55. Black Widow Strikes Again
  56. Caught in the Spider's Den
  57. Pop Goes The Joker
  58. Flop Goes the Joker
  59. Ice Spy
  60. The Duo Defy

Season 3:
  1. Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin
  2. Ring Around The Riddler
  3. The Wail of The Siren
  4. The Sport of Penguins
  5. A Horse of Another Color
  6. The Unkindest Tut of All
  7. Louie, The Lilac
  8. The Ogg and I
  9. How To Hatch a Dinosaur
  10. Surf's Up! Joker's Under!
  11. The Londinium Larcenies
  12. The Foggiest Notion
  13. The Bloody Tower
  14. Catwoman's Dressed to Kill
  15. The Ogg Couple
  16. The Funny Feline Felonies
  17. The Joke's On Catwoman
  18. Louie's Lethal Lilac Time
  19. Nora Clavicle and the Ladies' Crime Club
  20. Penguin's Clean Sweep
  21. The Great Escape
  22. The Great Train Robbery
  23. I'll Be A Mummy's Uncle
  24. The Joker's Flying Saucer
  25. The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra
  26. Minerva, Mayhem and Millionaires

Today's Best Picture Ever!

Pop Culture Roundup: The Spirit; Beetle George; Alien Worlds; IDW Artist Editions

Dynamite Comics has secured rights to produce new comics featuring Will Eisner's The Spirit.

"Bringing 'The Spirit' to Dynamite is a dream come true," Dynamite Entertainment publisher and CEO Nick Barrucci said in a statement. "Actually, that's not a strong enough sentiment. It's a lifelong dream come true."

Dynamite has had a heavy bent towards pulp-era characters in recent years -- publishing new stories starring Flash Gordon, The Green Hornet, The Phantom, The Shadow, The Lone Ranger, Zorro and more -- with The Spirit likely the most revered of that group.

Irony: A memorial tree planted in honor of George Harrison has been killed by... beetles.
A new tree will be planted at a date yet to be decided.

A small plaque at the base of the tree read: "In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener."

It also quotes the guitarist and singer-songwriter himself: "For the forests to be green, each tree must be green."

Alien Worlds: I sort of forgot this sci-fi anthology comic from the 1980s existed, but it had some good stuff in it, as far as I recall. And some great covers by Dave Stevens and others. The Golden Age presents a gallery here.


The Los Angeles Times has a nice profile of Scott Dunbier, compiler of IDW Publishing's over-sized Artist Edition books featuring reproductions of original comic book art by the masters.
Putting together “Jack Kirby’s New Gods: Artist’s Edition,” released earlier this year, involved one of the most challenging aspects of Dunbier’s job: assembling complete stories from pages that in some cases are scattered around the world.

The editor had found most of the first issue’s original pages together, and had narrowed his search to three missing links. Over the next two days, he called two friends to commiserate: animator Bruce Timm (“Batman: The Animated Series”) and writer-artist Walter Simonson (“The Mighty Thor”). As luck would have it, Timm had the issue’s first page; Simonson had the last page.

On a roll, he called Mignola, who replied: “You’re out of luck, pal.”

And so the Artist’s Edition of “New Gods” is missing a page from No. 1.

Fab Friday: Vintage Beatles pics!

Visit The Glass Onion Beatles Journal!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

They Made This: Batman recliner

Info here.

They Made This: Doctor Who neck ties

Info here.

Monty Python Black Knight talking bobblehead!

Today's Best Picture Ever: Rolling Stones!

Vintage Batman Ice Cream box and poster!

New comics: Star Wars Lucas Script; Batman Black and White Vol. 4; Fantatistic Four Epic Collection - Into the Timestream!

Click the links to order discounted items from Amazon.

The Star Wars: Based on the Original Rough Draft Screenplay by George Lucas

Batman: Black and White Vol. 4 (Batman Black & White)

Fantastic Four Epic Collection: Into the Time Stream