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review Gotham City 14 Miles 103 ↠ From 1966 to 1968 both on ABC and in theaters America embraced Batman as a campy cultural icon But in the ensuing decades many vilified the show as an embarrassment that needed to be swept under the rug if Batman and super heroes were to be taken seriously Now we can return to Adam West's Gotham to the unapologetic fun of coFrom 1966 to 1968 both on ABC and in theaters America embraced Batman as a campy cultural icon But in the ensuing decades many vilified the show as an embarrassment that needed to be swept under the rug if Batman and super heroes were to be taken seriously Now we can return to Adam West's Gotham to the u. This is a great collection of essays exploring various aspects of the 1960s Batman TV series the Batmania that swept the country the evolution of Batman from comics to television the music the pop art aspects youth culture gadgetry etcFor those of us who grew up watching the series either when it first aired or later in syndication this book is a wonderful mixture of nostalgia and insight into the times and the televisionpop culture phenomenon that was BatmanThose who have not seen the series and are only familiar with the dark grim version of Batman that is currently popular might enjoy this peek into the 1960s and how something as wonderfully campy as this TV show could actually workNow if they would just get their act together and release the series on DVD

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Napologetic fun of colorful cackling villains hatching bizarre schemes to phrases like Atomic batteries to power and Same bat time same bat channel to deadpan heroes climbing walls and defying deathtrap cliffhangers and find these aspects rich with cultural meanings we may have ignored GOTHAM CITY 14 MIL. This is an excellent book for people who wish to understand the Batman TV series better It's a series that's much maligned but it's also one that catapulted Batman to pop stardom decades before Burton's 1989 film So we all know the TV show is important but we sometimes have trouble understanding its place in history not only in terms of American television and pop culture but also in terms of storytelling and the history of Batman This book does that in spades If you've ever even been curious about the show or about Batman's history you owe it to yourself to check it out

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Gotham City 14 MilesES offers the series the critical reevaluation it deserves The book's diverse essays examine Batmania camp the role of women the show and '60s counter culture the show's celebrated actors its lasting cultural effects and other subjects From Seuart Research Literacy Organization More info at http Seuartor. The reruns of the classic 1960s 'Batman' series were probably my earliest introductions to pop culture I have vivid memories of the bright red phone the ridiculous firemen's poles leading to the Batcave the fantastic villains Robin's classic Holy catchphrase and of course the iconic ZapPowBam sound effects As a result I enjoyed reading '14 Miles' a collection of essays on the 1966 Batman The essays all written by Bat fans of some prominence are diverse Among other things you'll find a deep dive into the show's use of gadgetry an argument for why the show saved the comic book a look at the parade of guest stars who made cameos over the course of the three seasons a description of how the show drew from and further inspired the pop art movement of the '60s an account of the show's explosion of popularity and almost instant creative decline and of course the inevitable feminist examination of the women on the show If you too have fond childhood memories of Na na na na na na na na na na na na Batman or even if you're a Batman or comic book fan in general you'll want to give this one a read