Don’t Just Wax Nostaligic for Your Favorite Old Crap Series: Buy! Buy! Buy!

Back in 1966, one of LB’s first published works was a letter to Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times, complaining about what an utter “travesty” (his words) the then newly-minted BATMAN TV series was.

Now, 46 years later, this camp classic returns – or, at least merchandise based on it does. Which only goes to show: Dreck never dies, it just keeps soiling us till we wipe it away with our wallets.

(Yeah, that’s a pretty crappy analogy, we know. Replacement suggestions welcome.)

Warner Bros Launches Merchandise Campaign For 1960s ‘Batman’ TV Series

BURBANK, Calif., June 7, 2012 — Holy Licensing Program, Batman! Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) unveiled today, in advance of Licensing Show 2012, a new licensing program inspired by the classic 1960?s television series, Batman. The program will feature captured photography from the live-action series, as well as the illustrated character art inspired by the series’ animated opening sequence, and will incorporate the vehicles, gadgets and catchphrases that have made the show a cultural phenomenon.

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About LB

Larry Brody has been profiled in such national magazines and websites as Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Starlog, People, Electronic Media, IndieSlate, TechTV, io9, and of course TV Guide. A legendary figure in the television writing and production world, with a career going back to the late ’60s, Brody has written and produced literally thousands of hours of network and syndicated television. Brody has also been active in the TV animation world, writing, creating, consulting, and/or supervising the cult favorite STAR TREK animated TV series, the SILVER SURFER, SPAWN, SUPERMAN, SPIDERMAN, and SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED animated series, and was showrunner of the French animated series, DIABOLIK, as well as part of the team that developed and wrote the live-action/cgi animation sci-fi series Ace Lightning for the BBC. Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including - yes, it's true - Emmys.