Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Batman bubblegum cards

The movie version of the Batman TV series back in 1966 was the first film i ever saw at the cinema.
And i loved it dearly.
But, don't think i actually saw the show until the 70's. Up till then i only knew the show from the ads for it in DC comics and the brilliant bubblegum cards by ABC. It was the double whammy of being Batman to begin with, along with the fantastic painted art. How did i know the show couldn't possibly live up to what was being depicted on them?
Tell you a true story:
Such was my passion for the them that a "friend" called Christopher Deadman, who live the other side of a busy road from me, would let me have one of his spares each time i'd run from my side of the road to his, if i RAN IN FRONT OF A CAR. Two if it was a near miss.
True story and i did it because i wanted the cards so much. Would like to know where he is right now (last i heard, he was done for burgulary). Would be tempted to make him a dead man for sure.

1 comment:

  1. I saw the Batman movie in the early 70s on a bizarre double bill afternoon matinée with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The cinema was packed with kids (I must have been around 8 or 9) and after the brilliance that was Adam West trying to get rid of a bomb and the Bat Shark Repellent, Butch and Sundance were a bit of a letdown. I remember getting bored and going out early after all that nonsense with riding around on a bike with Katharine Ross.