The '60s Batman show returns with a new comic and the best SDCC exclusive ever

It's a good time to be Adam West. The '60s Batman TV show is returning — kind of — in a new DC comic titled Batman '66, a digital-first comic based entirely on the classic, campy series. We've already mentioned how the cult-classic show will get an awesome and long-awaited action figure series, but hold onto your cowl, because Mattel's Batman '66 SDCC exclusive figure will be of Batman dancing the Batusi.

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The comic will be written by Jeff Parker and illustrated by Jonathan Case and is due out this summer, and the toy, which you'll almost certain have to buy on eBay for a small fortune, will obviously be available in July. There are pics of both below, and you can check out more of the comic art over at Comic Book Resources.

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Illustration for article titled The 60s Batman show returns with a new comic and the best SDCC exclusive ever

But the best news? If Mattel and DC and Warner Bros. have managed to get their shit together to allow a toyline and a comic, I can't imagine the DVDs can be that far behind.

[Via CBR and ToyNewsI]

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lightninglouie
lightninglouie

Was there ever really a huge backlash against the '60s TV show, as is now pretty much fanboy canon? I can't help but think that was something that got ginned up between the publication of Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns and the release of the first Tim Burton movie. Everybody seems to love the Adam West version now.