Saturday, 28 May 2016

PART EIGHT OF TOPPS 1966 BATMAN CARDS...


Images copyright DC COMICS & TOPPS

Seven TOPPS BATMAN cards this time around instead
of the usual six, as that leaves a half-dozen in the first series of
55 cards to complete the set.  Whether I get around to showing
the remaining two series is entirely down to you, Criv-ites, so
if you want to see 'em, say so in the comments section.

Did you have these cards as a kid?  Any memories
of them, feel free to share, o bombastic Bat-fans.

24 comments:

baab said...

Great article, please continue.

Kid said...

Anyone second Baab's motion?

TC said...

Yes, I want to see the rest of them. I had a few, including the "Monstrous Illusion" one shown here, but most of them are new to me.

Kid said...

Ta, TC. Two votes to continue so far - any more?

Phil said...

Remind me who was the artist? It wasn't Wood was it?

Colin Jones said...

Why is Batman half naked in the last couple of cards ?

Kid said...

Norman Saunders and Bob Powell were the artists, Phil. Norman painted over Bob's layouts, although I'm unsure if that was the case with every card.

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He never had time to finish dressing before going out on patrol, CJ.

DeadSpiderEye said...

So if The Batman is half nudie, does that mean he had the ellipse tattooed on his chest and does the the bat gas mask mean he can earn a few coppers buskin if he needs change for the loo.

Kid said...

Yup to both questions, DSE.

John Pitt said...

This is another series I've been following, so you know where my vote lies!
In fact, have you also got any of the subsequent serieses?

Kid said...

Only got the three series from the '60s, JP. If there were any others, don't have them.

John Pitt said...

I think there were five, I'll check and get back to you.

Kid said...

I think there may have been, but I only have the Topps deluxe reissue edition boxed set, which contained three series.

John Pitt said...

http://www.oldbubblegumcards.com/1960s/Batman/
Five sets of fronts / six sets of backs!?
Love 'em all!

Kid said...

Ach, now that you've seen 'em all, you don't need me to post them on my blog, JP.

John Pitt said...

What, and just settle for inferior picture quality?
No, I come here for the BEST quality pix!

Kid said...

You old flatterer you, JP. (But you're not wrong.)

John Pitt said...

I know, and I also know I've asked you this before, but if we wait for the book to happen, it may never transpire, so, any more thoughts on a TV21 back page gallery? You know I'd love it!!

Colin Jones said...

The only bubble gum cards I collected were the Planet Of The Apes ones from early 1975. There were 50 in the entire set and I managed to get all of them - they all featured scenes from the TV show and were very popular in my school, we all seemed to be collecting and swapping them. Have you got them, Kid or if not do you know the cards I mean ?

Kid said...

Not much point, JP. Both you and I have the Marvel Special with all 104 episodes.

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No, don't have them, CJ, never even knew about them at the time. They might not have been sold in Scotland as the TV show wasn't broadcast here in the '70s.

TC said...

I never saw any cards from the 1975 Planet of the Apes TV series. I did have a few from the first POTA movie, sometime around 1968 or so.

Besides the painted Batman cards, there was also a series with photos from the TV show. Adam West as Bruce Wayne, West and Burt Ward as Batman & Robin, Burgess Meredith as the Penguin, and so on. They must have come out at about the same time as the painted ones.

Kid said...

If they were by Topps, I wonder if they weren't reissued in 1989 with the painted series because perhaps they'd have had to pay to use the images of Adam West and Burt Ward?

Colin Jones said...

I just did a search for those POTA cards and apparently there were 66 not 50 as I thought but otherwise they were as I remembered them - isn't the internet great for instant nostalgia. And the POTA cards were from Topps like the Batman cards.

Kid said...

The internet IS great for instant nostalgia, CJ - as is THIS blog ('though not in the case of POTA cards obviously).

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