Tuesday, June 04, 2013

BATMAN!

2 comments:

David Witherington said...

Wonderful memories of buying Batman cards at 5 years old in 1966! What a thrill to open each pack in anticipation of seeing new pictures (the painted ones are so classic and were a favorite Bat-style of mine - of the many diverse renderings of the Dynamic Duo that adorned the original Batmania memorabilia. Other faves were the lunchbox art by Aladdin, the coloring books and card games from Whitman, and the Milton-Bradley board game. And, as for the comics, the Go-Go Checks of 1966 say it all...Carmine Infantino is cool, Daddy, and you know it!Thanks, Patrick, for sharing the Bat-memories. (I also love the retro TV-postcard that I bought from you. It is top-notch and looks straight from 1966 without the modern giveaways that betray so many retro products. Your blog is one of my faves, and I think that all of your DVD box art is amazingly faithful to the original art that defined the characters. No small feat! I just bought The Jackson 5ive set, and I must say the cover captures the flavor and image of the series perfectly. Keep up the great work and all the best to you.

David Witherington

David Witherington said...

Great memories of buying Batman cards at age 5 in 1966! The anticipation of opening each pack and seeing new pictures was powerful! The painted sets by Norm Saunders are so classic. It is one of my favorite Bat-styles of the wonderfully diverse Batmania merchandise blitz. Other faves are the Batman lunchbox art by Aladdin, the Whitman coloring books and card games, and the Milton-Bradley board game. So many brilliant renderings in 1966...the 70's stuff going forward is too slick and generic in its packing, imo. Thanks for the Bat-memories, Patrick. The Batman retro TV-postcard that I bought from you is top-notch. It looks straight from 1966, devoid of the modern giveaways that betray so many retro products. Your blog is one of my faves, and I think that your DVD box art is amazingly faithful to the original designs that defined each character. No small feat! I just bought The Jackson 5ive set, and your art captures the image and spirit of the series perfectly. Thanks for all that you do, and keep up the great work! :)