Friday, 8 August 2014

HOLY CAPES & COWLS - PART TWO OF TOPPS 1966 BATMAN CARDS...


Images copyright DC COMICS & TOPPS

NORMAN SAUNDERS was the artist who painted
the TOPPS 1966 BATMAN cards, over layouts by BOB
POWELL (although I'm unsure if this was the case with every
card), and if you owned them back in the day you'll remember
how striking they were.  And now all you lucky Criv-ites need
no longer rely only on memory, as you can gaze upon yet
another six cards in the spectacular series. 

These iconic images come from the 1989 Deluxe
reissue edition cards, which, if anything, were superior to
the originals, so paste your popping peepers upon these
pulsating pics, you lucky lovers of nostalgia, you!



11 comments:

Britt Reid said...

One minor note:
Bob Powell, not Bob Brown (who would do a number of Batman stories in the late 1960s-early 1970s) was the layout artist on the Batman cards.
Powell had worked (with Wally Wood) on the earlier Mars Attacks series.

Kid said...

Thanks, Britt. I KNEW it was Bob Powell (I mentioned him in an earlier post a while back), but I was doing a Stan Lee and thinking alliteratively for some strange reason. I've corrected it.

John Pitt said...

Not only can I smell the bubble gum, I can even smell the little village grocer's shop I used to buy them from( cheese, washing powder, etc. )

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Love that "Grim Realization" card! There's a guy I know how made a series of crazy art mash-ups surrounding that card. Here's the best I can find of one on such short notice.
http://grim-realizations.tumblr.com/post/76117239554/grim-realization

Kid said...

Ah, the power of memory, eh, JP? It's amazing what can trigger it. Personally, I loved the cards but hated what accompanied them. I used to dispose of it PDQ.

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Took a look, Chris. I wonder what Norman Saunders would've thought of it? It's not exactly pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Yeah it does get pretty ugly, yet I love where it goes. Some pretty good entries too. You can check out a good chunk of these here...
https://www.facebook.com/frank.panucci/media_set?set=a.10150431405443125.416029.619243124&type=3

Kid said...

Thanks, Chris. I'm sure some other Criv-ites will also be sneaking a peak.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

It happens. I just think it's kinda neat when someone sees potential in something so mundane as that particular card. It's just just thinking of different ways it could be disfigured, perverted or reconstituted. People see art in different ways.

I'm reminded of one Dutch artist who made a series of short pieces titled "Famous Paintings" where he animated different segments based on a particular piece. In one, he took Rembrandt's "The Jewish Bride" and viewed it from different art periods and styles shown in a chronological fashion. Kinda fascinating to watch (though the last piece is a bit NSFW).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfTb_Y3tmcY

Kid said...

Thanks again, Chris.

Nick Caputo said...

Powell and Saunders made quite an impression on my young mind (and still do today). The striking image of the Joker is one of the best. (I have the reissued series too. I don't know what happened to my original cards, darn it!)

Kid said...

I know what happened to mine, Nick - I never kept them. (What a fool.)

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