Back in 1966, one of LB’s first published works was a letter to Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times, complaining about what an utter “travesty” (his words) the then newly-minted BATMAN TV series was.
Now, 46 years later, this camp classic returns – or, at least merchandise based on it does. Which only goes to show: Dreck never dies, it just keeps soiling us till we wipe it away with our wallets.
(Yeah, that’s a pretty crappy analogy, we know. Replacement suggestions welcome.)
BURBANK, Calif., June 7, 2012 — Holy Licensing Program, Batman! Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) unveiled today, in advance of Licensing Show 2012, a new licensing program inspired by the classic 1960?s television series, Batman. The program will feature captured photography from the live-action series, as well as the illustrated character art inspired by the series’ animated opening sequence, and will incorporate the vehicles, gadgets and catchphrases that have made the show a cultural phenomenon.