TO THE BATMOBILE...! CLASSIC TV
In 1966, Batman burst on to the nation’s TV screens, and captured the free-wheeling mood of the times. Its dazzling sets and colorful costumes, celebrity guest stars and comedic, action-packed plots, appealed to viewers of all ages. Batmania had hit the mainstream!
With tongue-in-cheek characterization and fantastical storylines it was an instant hit, and it remains a classic. But nothing in the show matched the flamboyance of the incredible vehicles. Based on their fabulous comic-book predecessors, they looked spectacular on screen. They were customized from real cars, boats and bikes, and were specially created for Batman, Robin and their adversaries by teams of expert engineers and designers.The cutaways featured in this guide were specially commissioned by editor and comics expert Richard Jackson in conjunction with DC Comics. The annotated artwork enables you to peel back the layers and see not only under the hood but also inside the gadgets of these extraordinary machines. All the key vehicles from the 1966 Batman movie, the 1966-67 live-action TV series and the first animated TV series from 1968 are revealed in extraordinary detail.
With specifications and a special features listing, with words from Batmobile expert James Hill, this is the definitive guide to Live Action Batmobiles.
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