Nananana...Classic 'Batman' TV series box set to be released

Adam West and Burt Ward finally make their "Batman" DVD debut with a box set to be released this year of the classic live-action TV show thanks to Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Adam West (Batman) and Burt Ward (Robin) finally get the respect they deserve with the long-awaited "Batman" TV series DVD box set from Warner Bros.
Adam West (Batman) and Burt Ward (Robin) finally get the respect they deserve with the long-awaited "Batman" TV series DVD box set from Warner Bros. DC Comics

Riddle me this, Batman. If you wanted to excite fans about your box set release of your hit TV show from the 1960s, who would you ask to break the news? Oh right, Conan O'Brien!

The late night talk show host and comedian tweeted on January 15 to his 9.7 million followers the geekatstic news along with an impressive photo of himself posing with the classic Batmobile: "Very excited @WBHomeEnt is releasing the Batman '66 Complete TV Series in 2014! The seat smells like Adam West: http://bit.ly/1d7IoFk"

When you're comedian and late night talk show host Conan O'Brien, you get to break news about Batman AND borrow his car.
When you're comedian and late night talk show host Conan O'Brien, you get to break news about Batman AND borrow his car. Team Coco

The original "Batman" TV series ran on ABC from 1966-68, with actors Adam West (Batman) and Burt Ward (Robin) keeping Gotham safe from the likes of the Penguin (Burgess Meredith), the Joker (Cesar Romero), and Catwoman (played by an array of actresses such as Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt).

The campy caped-crusader crime-fighting TV show was never released on DVD, until now thanks to Warner Bros. Entertainment, which confirmed the release through O'Brien's tweet on its their Facebook page with the statement: "We've always wondered why you never see Conan O'Brien Presents: Team Coco & Batman in the same room..." Only the 1966 feature film was available previously from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Last year, DC Comics payed tribute to the classic TV show by releasing a special line of digital comics called "DC2" with the "Batman '66" title which featured West and Ward as Batman and Robin, fighting old foes.

Tune in soon -- same Bat-time, same Bat-channel here on CNET for more news from Warner Bros. Entertainment about the box set details and release date.

(Via Comics Beat)

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Crave freelancer Bonnie Burton is the best-selling author of "The Star Wars Craft Book" and host of the Web show "Geek DIY." When she's not writing or vlogging about sci-fi pop culture, robot fighters, and taco-delivery drones, she enjoys acting out Benedict Cumberbatch replicant fantasies with her Admiral Sackbar puppet. E-mail Bonnie.

 

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