Dutch postcard by Vita Nova, Schiedam, nr. 8/10/49. Sent by mail in 1967. Photo: National Periodical Publications Inc. Publicity still for the 20th Century-Fox Film Batman (1966).
At the beginning of 1966 everything turned Batman. The TV show dominated television, merchandising - an advertisement for the show even made it to the Super Bowl! The show even was made into a theatrically released movie, also starring Adam West as Batman / Bruce Wayne and Burt Ward as Robin / Dick Grayson. In Batman - the Movie (1966, Leslie H. Martinson) the Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains - The Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler and The Penguin - who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.