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Batman's "Lost Episode" Surfaces as a Comic Book

Batman's "Lost Episode"

The Batman nostalgia continues. A week after the classic 1966-68 TV series starring Adam West made its (very) long-awaited debut on DVD and Blu-ray, another gem from the Batcave has surfaced. On Wednesday, DC Comics will publish the so-called "Lost Episode" from the series, a comic-book adaptation of a never-produced story.

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Batman Returns: Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar Reunite for Classic DVD and Blu-ray Release

Burt Ward and Adam West

It's about Bat-time! After being held up for decades due to brand-ownership and rights issues, the original 1966-68 Batman live-action TV series is being released on DVD and Blu-ray as a box set on Nov. 11 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. And it will be loaded up like Batman's utility belt with knockout extras, such as a complete episode guide and more than three hours of bonus features. read more

Batman '66 Preview: Joker and Catwoman Bring Double Trouble to Gotham

Batman '66

Batman and Robin are really going to need to load up their utility belts this time. A new story in DC Comics' popular Batman '66 digital series — based on the beloved Adam West TV series — spotlights two of the Dyanamic Duo's most iconic villains.

"For our latest story, artist Jonathan Case who kicked off the series, is returning for another big three-parter where The Joker and Catwoman bust out of confinement and turn Gotham City upside down," says series writer Jeff Parker. "We also see several other regular villains from the series in part one, where the Arkham Institute hosts a talent show featuring their criminal patients! Joker and Catwoman have a scheme to literally mess with everybody's minds."

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Batman TV Show Is Coming to DVD

Adam West

Holy DVD, Batman!

The original Batman TV series from the 1960s, starring Adam West as the Caped Crusader, is finally going to be available to own.

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Exclusive: Batgirl Makes Her Batman '66 Debut

Batgirl

When Batman's away, Catwoman will play — unless Batgirl has something to say about it. In this week's chapter of Batman '66, the digital comic based on the classic 1960s TV series Batman, Batgirl makes her debut, filling in for the Dynamic Duo, who are out of town on a case.

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Liberace Nostalgia Alert: Chandell Returns to Gotham City in Batman '66

Adam West

One of the (many) great things about the 1960s Batman TV series was the colorful rogues gallery who took on the Dynamic Duo. In addition to legendary comic book villains like the Joker, the Riddler, Catwoman and Penguin, producers of the series created their own assortment of baddies, often portrayed by Hollywood icons. Among the more inspired casting choices: Tallulah Bankhead played Black Widow, Milton Berle was Louie the Lilac and Vincent Price camped it up as Egghead.

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Exclusive First Look: Check Out The Vampire Diaries' Comic- Con Bag

Vampire Diaries

Warner Bros. is going super with their official Comic-Con gear this year. When fans arrive at the annual San Diego convention, they will be distributed one of several different official Comic-Con bags — each with its own detachable cape! read more

Exclusive Preview: TV's Classic Caped Crusader Blasts Off the Page in Batman '66

Batman '66 Chapter 2

Holy revival, Batman! DC Comics has brought the Caped Crusader's iconic 1960s TV show back to life in a weekly digital comic book series. Batman '66 debuted last week with new vibrant adventures of Batman and Robin, famously played by Adam West and Burt Ward on the ABC series.

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Batman Actor Malachi Throne Dies at 84

Malachi Throne

Malachi Throne, a character actor known for his roles on Batman and Star Trek, died Wednesday. He was 84. read more

12 Things Arrow Can Learn From Smallville, Buffy and More!

Stephen Amell

Get ready for another superhero series!

This fall on The CW's Arrow, fans will get to follow the exploits of DC Comics' Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), a playboy who spent five years on a deserted island after a horrific boating accident. The prodigal son will return home and use the alias Green Arrow, a superhero who's super handy with a bow and arrow, to save his precious Star City from the criminals who lie in wait. Arrow has all the trademarks of a great superhero series, including a lost love — Katie Cassidy as Dinah "Laurel" Lance — and the loss of a, spoiler alert, parental figure.

VIDEO: Check out a first look at Arrow

With the premiere of Arrow, The CW has the chance to once again be the home to a long-running superhero series that will not only attract Smallville followers, but also comic book aficionados and fanboys — and even fangirls! — alike. But — and this is a big but — the writers behind Arrow need to adhere to certain rules in hero series as to not make the same mistakes of the past. Therefore, we've created a list of things that Arrow should and shouldn't do in order to be successful based on tried-and-true heroic formats: read more

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Premiered: January 12, 1966, on ABC
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Premise: POW! The Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder fight crime in Gotham City in this campy version of Bob Kane's comic strip that first appeared in 1939. The series aired twice a week and quickly achieved gangbuster ratings, but---holy novelty!---the ratings nosedived and even the addition of Batgirl late in the show's run couldn't save the Dynamic Duo.

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