January 31, 2007

WACKY WALLPAPER WEDNESDAY! 1966 Batmobile & Batman / Joker Art by Bolland

It's Wednesday again & you know what that means...WACKY WALLPAPER WEDNESDAY! Please feel free to use these 2 wonderful Batman Wallpapers to brighten-up your PC Desktop or use as a background for your MySpace Page! The 1st one features Classic Batman / Joker artwork by Bolland, a comic book artist legend. The 2nd photo is a really cool graphic of the Vintage 1966 Batmobile from the 1960's TV Series.
Be sure to check our BAT-BLOG WALLPAPER PAGE for many more wallpapers & you can dig thru the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES for many more that are not featured there...enjoy!

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January 30, 2007

How To Draw Batman - Comic Book Artist Video

The BAT-BLOG Now Has a Batman Fan MESSAGE BOARD!

The BAT-BLOG has created a NEW Batman Fan MESSAGE BOARD! It's FREE TO JOIN & we want to invite all of our loyal BAT-BLOG readers to participate! Here's a LINK:
Want to put the Bat-Blog MESSAGE BOARD Banner on your MySpace page?! Well, just copy the code below & paste to your profile! Thanx!
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January 29, 2007

NEW YORK COMIC-CON February 23-24, 2007 NYC

The date for the next NEW YORK COMIC-CON will be on Feb 23rd & 24th, 2007 in New York City. There will be some BATMAN Artists & Writers there: 1. PAUL DINI was the Emmy Award-winning writer and co-producer of Batman Adventures, and the producer/writer of the Batman and Superman animated television series. Dini has won five Emmys for his television work and seven Eisners for his comic book work. He is currently writing the comic book adventures of the Batman in a critically acclaimed story arc in Detective Comics. 2. NEAL ADAMS is a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art. Neal has had legendary ‘runs’ on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern-Green Arrow and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an “Avenger of the Night.” When people say ‘modern Batman,’ they mean Neal Adams’ Batman. His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in “Batman Returns” movie, which featured the character he created, Ras Al Ghul. 3. MICHAEL BAIR , Aztec Ace, the Huntress were early strips he 1st gained attention on. Young All-Stars,Secret Origins, Infinity Inc.,were some of the books pencilled, before switching primarily to inking with the Catwoman/mini-series. 4. SIMONE BIANCHI was born and lives in Lucca, Italy. After publishing 3 Artbooks and a sciencefiction trilogy (Ego Sum) in Europe, drawn and written by himself , in 2005 he painted and drew the DC miniseries of 4 issues SHINING KNIGHT, written by Grant Morrison. He did different covers for DC characters such as Green Lantern, Batman and Detective Comics and the interior pages of Green Lantern #6, script by Geoff Johns; after doing some X-Men unlimited covers for MARVEL, in February 2006 he signed an Exclusive Contract with MARVEL, for which he is drawing WOLVERINE issue #50 and the following 5, while still doing one Detective Comics cover a month. And many many more! For more information check out their website.

Fan-Made 1966 BATGIRL TV Show Tribute Video

A friend of the BAT-BLOG made this video. It's sort of an Homage to the 1966 TV Series version of Batgirl & the actress who played her, Yvonne Craig. It has some really great footage, nice editing, & the music is nice, enjoy!

January 28, 2007


Recently I've been on sort of a Batman "Original Comic Art " theme! I love both Batman the character & the classic artwork, so there! Anyway, you can imagine my surprise when I came across this super-excellent graphic at the CATSKILLS COMICS webpage! This Comic Book Art Gallery is located in New York & has some really incredible stuff to see. For example, here's an original piece of ART from the Batman creator himself Bob Kane! It's a Watercolor Painting on 12x17 Board, Purchased in late 1970's from Circle Gallery, from Private Collection, & it's the first time it's available to the public since it's purchase from the Gallery. The asking price is $7000 so if you're interested you should check it out! I know many of you want to buy me gifts for doing such a great job on the Bat-Blog & I think this would be the perfect idea, ha ha!
Be sure to click-on the small picture of Bob Kane's Batman to see a larger, more detailed, photo! We also have many more pieces of Original Art to check out so please look thru the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES for more!

ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER Vintage 1960's Captain Action Doll Outfit

In the late 1960's the Ideal Toy Company ventured into the action figure doll market with a line of toys called CAPTAIN ACTION. He was alot like GI Joe except the outfits you could buy were all superhero characters. He had a kid sidekick named ACTION BOY. Action Boy had 3 outfits to buy : Superboy, Aqualad, & Robin, The Boy Wonder! Here's an example of the ROBIN UNIFORM in it's original window-box packaging. I love the classic vintage graphics....awesome!

BATMAN HUMOR Political Cartoon Comic Strip

Here's a recent find on the internet of a funny Batman Political Cartoon by Mike Peters. The topic was Jesse Jackson & his Rainbow Coalition...hee hee!

January 27, 2007

Original JOKER Art Sketch by Jerry Robinson

Jerry Robinson is a great Golden Age Comic Book Artist known for creating both The Joker & Robin, The Boy Wonder in the 1940's! Here's a really awesome sketch he did a few years ago. Be sure to click on the above picture for a way larger, more detailed, photo. Also, check the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES & BAT-LINKS page for many more classic Bat-Artists & original comic book art!

January 26, 2007

Batman Wallpaper : 1966 TV Series BAT-COPTER

Here's a really nice graphic image of a 1966 Bat-Copter Model Kit. Click on it to enlarge & then save as wallpaper.
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Original Comic Book Cover Art for DC's Millennium

Original Comic Book Cover Art for Millennium # 3 - The Gathering. Penciled and signed by the great Joe Staton himself. Millennium was an 8 issue mini-series from 1988. This cover is incredible and features DC legends Batman, Wonder Woman, Guy Gardner ( Green Lantern ) and the Red Tornado all on one cover! You can click on the small picture up above for a larger, more detailed, photo! Be sure to check the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES for more Original Comic Book Art!

January 25, 2007

The BAT-BLOG is Now Translated into 8 Different Foreign Languages!

The BAT-BLOG BATMAN TOYS and COLLECTIBLES Webpage is now avaliable in 8 different foreign languages!! Just click on one of the FLAGS shown & it is magically translated into French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, or Arabic with the Google Translator!! The flags are located at the very top right-hand side of the blog...Check It Out!! ( See where the YELLOW ARROW is pointing? That's it! )


Here's the 1st Chapter to the 1949 BATMAN & ROBIN Movie Serial! It's in 2 parts so after watching the 1st one just look for the link embedded inside the YouTube Video, just click that, & watch Part Two!! If you really enjoy this show then be sure to visit TFAW to purchase the COMPLETE 1949 BATMAN MOVIE SERIAL COLLECTION! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHERE TO BUY THIS ITEM!


Norm Breyfogle Fans will be in for a big treat with this post! This is the original 3M cover color separations set for Detective Comics # 615, which was published in June of 1990 by DC Comics. This is a cover proof, that is composed of 4 different acetate color sheets that when put together, form the final cover image that will be published. The top sheet is the black layer (K), that when viewed separately looks like a copy of the main line art. Below that is the Blue layer, also known as Cyan (C). Underneath that is the Red layer, also known as Magenta (M). The final layer is the Yellow (Y) sheet. Each sheet is of a plastic-type quality, and is similar in design to an animation cell acetate. The cel layers are stacked one on top of another, and affixed together onto a large thick white board. The full board measures roughly 9 3/4" x 12 1/2", and the sheets are slightly larger than the actual size comic. Please note that this cover is NOT a mass-produced print or lithograph. It is a cover proof that is created during the production process for the comic, and used internally by the comic company. This is a very cool and rare piece of comic production art that you will hardly ever get a chance to see. The cover features a great image by Norm Breyfogle, of the Dark Knight looking down at the damage below, with an awesome ghostly image of a smiling triumphant Penguin in the purple sky background. This issue was Part 2 of The Penguin Affair storyline. You can click the small picture up above for a larger, more detailed photo. Also, be sure to check out the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES to view more Original BATMAN ART & Bat-Artists!

HOLY APPLE PIES, BATMAN! Vintage Food Advertising

Does anyone else remember these really great Hostess Cupcake Ads from the DC comic books of the 1970's & 80's?? This one features the Classic Batman Villian The Penguin in a a caper called "The Cuckoo Cuckoos"! These used to crack me up the way they tricked you into reading the product advertisement....they usually had some nice artwork & a funny story but at the end they always sales-pitched Hostess Snacks while arresting the criminal, too funny! As always you can click the small picture for a larger photo...and remember to CHECK OUT the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES for more vintage ads & old toys!

January 24, 2007

Modern Robin NIGHTWING & 1966 Batman TV Show BATGIRL Desktop Wallpapers

Remember, every Wednesday is "Wacky Wallpaper Wednesday" at the BAT-BLOG. Today we have 2 awesome wallpapers you can use to liven-up your PC desktop or use as a background graphic in a MySpace Layout! The 1st Batman Wallpaper is actually BATGIRL, Yvonne Craig from the 1966 TV Series...MEOW! The 2nd one is a modern comic book superhero, NIGHTWING! Be sure to also check out our BATMAN WALLPAPER PAGE for many more cool graphics like: BAT-SYMBOL, BATMAN LOGOS, BATMOBILE, etc...We also have wallpapers all thru-out the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES, located on the left-side of this blog, you might have to visit the main page.
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January 23, 2007

Vintage Batman Corgi Boxed Car Set # 40 : Batmobile, Batboat with Trailer, & Batcopter!

Here's a wonderful photo of the Vintage 1970's Batman Diecast Corgi Car Playset #40 issued by Corgi Toys ©1979. It included the Batmobile, Batboat with Trailer, & the Batcopter! I love the "window box" packaging showing all three vehicles & how appropriate that the helicopter was shown above the other two, like it's flying, ha ha! I also like the fact that is has three languages on it: English, German, & French...way cool! You can click the small picture up above for a larger photo. Also, be sure to check out the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES for many more Vintage Batman Toys like: Kenner, Corgi, Mego, Marx, Ideal, etc...

ORIGINAL VINTAGE 1949 BATMAN Serial Movie Poster

In 1949, a follow-up serial to The Batman, Batman and Robin, was released. Robert Lowery played Batman, while Johnny Duncan played Robin. Supporting players included Jane Adams as Vicki Vale and veteran character actor Lyle Talbot as Commissioner Gordon. The plot dealt with the Dynamic Duo facing off against the Wizard, a hooded villain whose identity remains a mystery throughout the serial until the end. The film's budget was even lower than the first one, and as a result, Batman drives a Mercury convertible. However, the acting was regarded as better than the first. In particular, Lowery is regarded as being a much tougher Batman than his predecessor Wilson. These classic Batman Serial Movies have recently been released on DVD & are on sale now at TFAW. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHERE TO BUY THIS ITEM!

January 22, 2007

1966 MARX RIDE-ON BATMOBILE Vintage 60's Batman Toy

Here are 2 awesome photos of the Super-RARE 1966 RIDE-ON BATMOBILE By MARX! In 20 years of hardcore collecting & hunting I have NOT found this baby yet! These are pretty RARE & when they show up on eBay I'm usually too broke to buy one, yeah i know, waaa waaa! In a previous BAT-BLOG article we posted the RARE 1966 TV Commercial Video for this great Vintage Toy!! You can watch it by looking thru the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES ( located at the right-side ) or you can use the Google Search function at the very bottom of this BAT-BLOG, be sure to check the BOX for searching the BAT-BLOG & just type-in MARX! Also, be sure to check the BAT-BLOG often for more cool Vintage Batman Toys!

BATMAN & SCARECROW FEAR : DC Direct Action Figure Set

Just released by DC Direct! Don't miss this awesome Batman/Scarecrow action figure set featuring two DC DIRECT updated and revised action figures! Approximately 7-inches tall each & highly detailed. Also included is a 24-page comic reprinting a classic Batman/Scarecrow story and bases for each figure, all packaged in a 4-color window box! The Best Price for DC Direct Action Figures is at Toys From Another World! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHERE TO BUY THIS ITEM!

January 21, 2007


Vintage BATGIRL TOYS From Argentina BATICHICA!

Recently our dear friend Ramiro, who live in Argentina, sent us these great photos of some of his Vintage Batman Toy Collection & shown here are the special shelves for his Vintage Batgirl Toys. They call her BATICHICA there! The photos pretty much explain themselves but I do love alot of these Super-RARE Toys he has! You can click on the small picture above for a larger, more detailed, photo. Also, be sure to check the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES for many more Vintage & Foreign Batman Toys!! Thank You for the great pics Ramiro!

DJ DUO : Professional Disk Jockey Club Music Service!

BATUSI! BATUSI! While surfing the net awhile back I discovered these 2 guys who are club music DJs in both Amsterdam & The Netherlands. They call themselves the DJ DUO! They dress-up as 1966 TV Series-Version Batman & Robin and play at famous night clubs / private partys all over Europe! Their costumes are super-excellent quality, very well-detailed, & are also the 1966 version, which I like best. If you want more information about booking these guys or what club they're playing at then check out the DJ DUO Link Button on the BAT-BLOG BAT-LINKS Page! It's located on the right-side of this blog, you might have to go to the main page.

January 19, 2007


OK, I know it's not Wednesday & that's the day we ALWAYS post a few Batman Wallpapers but when I found these I knew I had to post them anyway! The 1st one is a Super HI-RES Photo of Halle Berry as Catwoman...MEOW! The 2nd one is a great comic book graphic of Batman, The Dark Knight, lurking in the shadows. If you're a villian this is NOT what you wanna see! It's a very simple graphic but also very powerful! Enjoy!! Be sure to check back every Wednesday for more Batman wallpapers & we also have a special Wallpaper webpage, the Link Button is on the right-side of the BAT-BLOG! These are great for MySpace Layouts & for PC Desktops too!
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CATWOMAN TATTOO Batman-Related Art

I think TATTOO ART is a legitimate artform. I mean, it's been around for 1000's of years, some of it is ugly, some of it is beautiful. This is an example of TRUE BEAUTY!! Here's a recent CATWOMAN TATTOO by tattoo artist Patrick Cornolo. It's a sort-of a cartoon version of the 1960's Style Julie Newmar Catwoman & it's awesome, check it out! The details are really nice & sharp plus the colors are very good too. ( Click the picture up above for a larger photo ). I really like this guy's style, he's gooood! His website URL is pictured on the photo, you should check out more of his ART. Also, Be sure to check out the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES for many more examples of great Batman-Related Tattoo Photos!

January 18, 2007


Recently, while surfing the net, I came across this artist who calls herself "CATSEWING" & she makes her own Plush Dolls of her favorite Comic Book characters. Her real name is KIM, but she is also known as CATSEWING, & her work is quite good. I wrote her to ask a few questions & this is what she said, "They are meant to be a bit 'wacky' as you call them, or cartoonfied if there's such a word; eg: oversized head, small skinny body, arms and legs. They are all totally 100% handsewn, no machine is used and the eyes are all hand painted on canvas. It usually takes about 6 -8 weekends to make one plush. I use mostly a fabric call 'chamois', it is a suede like fabric, only a little rougher. My other favorite fabrics are short haired velvet and suede cloth. I don't really sell them as I make plushies as a hobby on weekends, although I've accepted a few commissions before (usually because the character is fun or challenging ), I'm mostly making characters I like that I either can't find in the plush market or in the style that I like, so I make my own.". WOW! Well, KIM, I think you're a great artist & I know the BAT-BLOG Readers are gonna love these, Thank You & keep up the good work! Readers, click the picture up above for a larger, more detailed, photo!

BATMAN STATUE : Silverage Batman & Robin DC DIRECT

The Dynamic Duo is ready for action! The classic look of Batman and Robin is vividly captured in this statue! I love the Retro Silver Age Style of the Carmine Infantino art work! This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 9 1/2" tall X 11 1/4" wide X 9 1/4" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. It's on sale ( You save 40% ) at Toys From Another Planet, a great company with awesome service! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHERE TO BUY THIS ITEM!

January 17, 2007

WACKY WALLPAPER WEDNESDAY! Corgi Batmobile Concept Art & 1966 Yvonne Craig Batgirl

Alot of BAT-BLOG readers have told us they love "Wacky Wallpaper Wednesday" & we really appreciate that! So, we designed 2 Custom Wallpapers they won't find anywhere else. The top picture is some original Concept Art from Corgi™ of one of the Batmobiles they made in their super-excellent series of special Batman diecast cars. The 2nd pic is a Classic Publicity Photo of Yvonne Craig as the 1966 Batgirl from the TV Series we all love...hubba hubba! Please feel FREE to use these in your MySpace Layouts or just to decorate your desktop! Also, Be sure to check out the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES for many more wallpapers posted in the past & we also have a special Wallpaper Webpage too! Both the Archives & Wallpaper Link Button are on the right-side of this blog, you might have to go to the main page, enjoy!
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January 16, 2007

Foreign Batman Comic Book Covers : German & Spanish

For quite awhile I've had this great photo of some Spanish Batman Comic Book Covers from Mexico that a friend had sent. He knows I'm completely wacky for the "Foreign Bat-Items". Plus, readers comment alot about how they like them too. So, Just the other day a loyal BAT-BLOG Reader from Germany sent this other picture of a Vintage Batman Comic Book that is totally German & I knew I had to post them both today! Be sure to check the ARCHIVES for many more Foreign Comic Books & Toys! You might have to go to the main page, the archive area is on the right-side, toward the middle. Oh yeah, one last thing, remember you can click on the small pictures up above for larger photos!

Wacky Batman Birthday Cake Time Again!

A nice feature of the BAT-BLOG sometimes is the Batman humor photos & one of the most popular are the pics of Batman Birthday Cakes. Well, a new friend of the BAT-BLOG, named Josh, sent this great photo of a cake his wife had made recently & it's awesome! I think she did a very very good job on it. I like the "action figure" on top which was actually edible. He said he saved it for a few days but it was in threat of going bad, ha ha! I also like the large cookies on top with the graphics of the Batman Animated Series Logo, nice! Thanx for sharing the photo Josh. I know alot of readers are going to enjoy this. Please tell your wife we said she's an ARTIST! Be sure to check the BAT-BLOG ARCHIVES for many more Batman Birthday Cake pix!

January 15, 2007

New 2007 Mattel HOT WHEELS BATMOBILE Car 1966 TV Show Series Version

Finally! Mattel has released some actual photos of the highly anticipated release of the 2007 Hot Wheels 1966 TV SERIES BATMOBILE CAR!! This is the car for the 66 BATMAN TV Show starrring Adam West & Burt Ward with series car designed by George Barris. Here's 2 photos showing both sides of this small scale Hot Wheels car. Mattel is also gonna release 2 other sizes later, sort of a medium version which will be the size of a Corgi Toy car & a large scale version that is suppose to be very highly-detailed. You can find more information on this diecast toy car in our BAT-BLOG ARCHIVE. The main thing right here is just the photo!!

January 13, 2007

Check Out The BAT-BLOG BATMAN MESSAGE BOARD and You're Invited To JOIN!!

Starting today, January 13th, the BAT-BLOG now officially has a BAT-BLOG BATMAN MESSAGE BOARD! This forum is FREE TO JOIN for all readers of the web! There are forums there to talk about the many different aspects of Batman you may like. We're gonna cover EVERYTHING! There's a section for Vintage Batman Toy Collectors, New Bat-Merchandise Hunters, Fans of the Batman Comic Books, Fans of the 1966 TV Series, Fans of Animation & Batman Cartoons, Fans of the Batman Movies, Creative-Type People who are into Making Custom Toys or Costumes, etc....wayyy too much to list here! Here's a LINK BUTTON to check it out & remember that you can always find it on the top right-hand side of this blog, in the Link Button Area! Also, Please feel free to tell your friends about it & get them to join too!!
  • January 12, 2007


    In a continuing collaboration, Dark Horse Comics and DC Direct, are teaming to create a new series of vintage-style statuettes featuring four of DC Comic's best-known characters. Modeled after products that were popular in the 1930s and 1940s, the four new statuettes being produced by Dark Horse are designed and manufactured consistent with earlier "syroco"-style figures. Joining the initial release, Superman, is none other than Batman. The sculpting and packaging design is inspired by the art style of original Batman creator Bob Kane, and echoes the look and feel of his first comic appearances. The style, costumes and other details will be consistent with the original "Golden Age" look of the character from the comics of that period. Limited edition of 2,000 pieces. Each statue is packaged in a litho-printed full-color tin box and includes a vintage-style pinback button, and booklet about the character. This item is ready for pre-order from TFAW at a 20% discount. I suggest buying one early because these are known to sell out pretty quickly, I already ordered two of them! Here's a LINK to check it out!!