1966 Batman Valentines You Have To See To Believe

When I saw these 1966 Doubl Glo¬†Batman Valentines on eBay, I could not resist. And once I got a good look at them I knew I had to scan them in and share them! (I’ve even included the packaging and the teacher card.)

Check out Batman’s giant head on the Batcopter one. Nora Fries is cured and loves puns? And what is that creature Batman is apparently stabbing in the neck (THUNK!) with a heart?!

Click on the images to get nice big printable valentines you can give to your own boy wonder or feline-themed antihero!

1966 batplane batman valentine
1966 batcomputer batman balentine
1966 batman-robin batman valentine
1966 batcopter batman valentine
1966 penguin batman valentine
1966 robin batman valentine
1966 mr-freeze batman valentine
1966 varooom batman valentine
1966 riddler batman valentine
1966 zelda batman valentine
1966 batman batman valentine
1966 killer-croc batman valentine
1966 teacher batman valentine
1966 batman valentine packaging
1966 batman valentine packaging back

Happy Bat-entines Day!

Wanna see some more great old superhero valentines?

And just for fun…



Jest in Pun by Bil Keane


My father-in-law picked this up for me a while back at a library book sale. The inside cover shows it’s from 1966, published by Scholastic Book Services, and references "Sidesplitters from Bil Keane’s Sideshow."
Of course Keane is well known as the creator of Family Circus, but I’ve never heard of Sideshow. Anyone know anything about it?
In any case, I’ve got the whole wonderful book scanned in over at Flickr. Here’s some samples! Enjoy:
JestinPun_pg08.jpg JestinPun_pg19.jpg JestinPun_pg34.jpg

1966 Batmobile / 1955 Lincoln Futura


Ran across The Original 1966 Batmobile site a while back and spent waaaaaay too much time poking around. (I think this is still my favorite of all the Batmobiles!)

It's got photos, history, all sorts of good stuff! Here's a quick sample:

In 1955, the Lincoln division of Ford Motor Company designed and built a futuristic concept car called the Lincoln Futura. It was built entirely by hand in Turin, Italy at a cost of $250,000, and like many concept cars, was never put in to production. In the mid 1960's, George Barris of Barris Kustom City acquired the car for $1 directly from Ford.

Fast forward to August 1965, the "Batman" TV show producers approached George to have him build a new Batmobile for their upcoming show. The only catch was the car had to be ready for action in a mere three weeks. Seeing the bat-like qualities his Futura already had, George felt it was the perfect answer to the quandary 20th Century Fox had created.

Three weeks later, in October of 1965, the Batmobile was born and television history was made…

Cool huh?

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