Behold this bounty of rare Batman production art from the 1966 TV series

The recent flood of all things Batman '66 shows no signs of receding, with the new Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders animated feature just out on VOD and November 1 on Blu-ray/DVD, collector statues and action figures, a new Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77 comic book comic headed our way and appearances by Adam West and Burt Ward at conventions worldwide attracting a tidal wave of feverish fans.  

To add to this Bat mania, here's a treasure of rare production art from the original TV series drawn and painted by A. Leslie Thomas, a veteran Hollywood art director whose talents were used in the making of such '50s horror classics like Blood of Dracula,  I Was a Teenage Werewolf and How To Make A Monster.

These beautiful behind-the-scenes artworks show the attention to detail and stylistic choices incorporated in the bold and brassy TV series and feature Zelda the Great, Egghead, Catwoman, the Dynamic Duo in the Batcave and Batman trapped in one of the Joker's diabolical doom contraptions.

Have a look into the conceptual process of a certified geek classic in the full  gallery below and tell us which one you like best.

(Via Geek Tyrant)

 

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