Conan O’Brien broke news via his Twitter feed that the long-awaited and beloved 60’s camp hit Batman was finally being released on DVD and Blu-Ray. After Warner Bros. confirmed it, fans sat on their hands anxiously awaiting the proof in the pudding. And little more of it was told until now.
November 2014 is the date set for stocked shelves and digital download of Batman: The Complete Series. Me? I’m going to hold out for a whole month until I get to sit on Santa’s lap and read off my list of demands.
On top of all that, if you’re going to San Diego Comic-Con on July 24th, tune in to the Bat-Panel where Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar are expected to lend insights on DVD extras and promote the product. Speaking of promotions, check the official video below for a nifty bit of nostalgia:
Strangely enough, this wouldn’t be retro Batman’s first foray into the future, with Kevin Smith and Ralph Garmen’s “Batman ’66” all-digital comic. But it is a welcome gift to the long suffering die hards who have dedicated places in their hearts for the character. I was a Marvel kid growing up, yet I set aside a special place just for Batman through my exposure to the 60’s legend in the making. After hitting puberty it became obvious I’d never gain mutant powers. And being too much of a wuss to stick my finger in a wall socket, I found solace in knowing that through hard work and drive, I could at least be Batman one day. And that’s a hell of a thing to a twelve year-old kid.
Look for all 120 episodes of the series, complete with a Bat-utility belt full of added bonuses and a gratuitous amount of remastered glory.