Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series

Bob Garcia

Garcia has written for the magazines: Filmfax, Locus, Kitbuilders and Cinefantastique. For the CFQ double issue on the Batman 60s TV show, written with Joe Desris. Garcia conducted hours and hours of interviews with both cast and crew: talking to executives at ABC and Twentieth Century Fox and Greenway Productions. The result was the first comprehensive look at the television show.

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Joe Desris

Joe Desris, a freelance writer and graphic designer, is a longtime collector and historian of Batman. He wrote the definitive history of the 1940s Batman newspaper strip. He contributed research to the film "Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics" and for Bob Kane's autobiography, "Batman and Me," and has written about Batman for various magazines and books for collectors, including Wizard, Comics Buyer's Guide and Toy Collector.

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KA-POW! This is the book Batman Fans have been waiting for! For the first time, the classic 1960s TV series, starring Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin, gets the lavish, in-depth coffee table book tribute it so richly deserves. From the Rogues Gallery of Villains, including the Penguin, the Joker and Catwoman, to the car every kid wanted - the Batmobile - it’s all here! Holy History Batman!

The book will provide an in-depth and highly visual overview of the show, and the cultural impact it had, defining the Dynamic Duo for a generation, and bringing Pop Art to Primetime.

From the creation of the show, through the production of its 120 episodes over 3 seasons, to its legacy and afterlife in continual syndication around the world, the book will relive favorite moments, uncover behind the scenes secrets, and celebrate the people both in front of and behind the camera who brought
Batman to the screen.

Filled with classic images, and rare and previously unseen photos and production art from archives and the private collections of Adam West, among many others, this will be the definitive companion to the series, both for long-standing fans, and newcomers discovering the show’s charms for the first time.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781781167885
  • Dimensions: 324 x 253mm
  • Hardback: 256pp
  • Publication date: 29 November 2016
  • Illustration detail: Colour throughout
  • All authors:
    Bob Garcia , Joe Desris

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (c) DC Comics. (s14)

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