Batman Television Series Fan Club

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Zine
Title: Batman Television Series Fan Club
Publisher: Hal Lifson Management, "Batmania"
Editor(s): Hal Lifson
Type: newsletter
Date(s): 1989-2001 (ten issues)
Medium: print
Size: A5
Fandom: Batman
Language: English
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The Batman Television Series Fan Club is a Batman fan club newsletter by special events publicist, Hal Lifson [Management], out of Sherman Oaks, CA, dedicated to the TV series of 1966-68. In 2001, an attempt to reboot the club was made, with the newsletter's numbering starting again with Vol I. No. 1, and a new title, Batfan.

Ten issues were published:

Vol. I, Fall/Winter, 1989

Issue includes cast updates, articles on Culver Studios, KRLA "Bat-night" at the movies, The Green Hornet & Van Williams, plus correspondence, personalised photos and a catalog section.

Vol. II, #1, Winter, 1990

Issue includes an editorial, articles on Caped Crusader in Court, costume designer Jan Kemp's appearance at the Orange County Comic Book and Collectibles Show, Egghead & Vincent Price, The Green Hornet & Ms Case, photos from the "Welcome To Hal-Land" show appearance by Van Williams, plus correspondence, personalised photos and a catalog section. 16 pages total.

Vol. II, #2, 1990

Issue includes articles on Burt Ward (reprints from 1966), "Green Hornet Lives On", Product review, Van and Wende's appearance on "Welcome to Hal-Land," convention photos of the Bat-boat, plus correspondence, personalised photos and a catalog section. 24 pages total.

Vol. II, #3, 1990

Issue includes "Holy Simulacrum, Batman!" by Ed Robertson, an article on Neil "Commissioner Gordon" Hamilton, an article by Matt Mann, Johnny Green and His Greenmen (band from Surf's Up, Joker's Under!), plus correspondence, and a catalog section.

Vol. III, #1, 1991

Special 25th anniversary of Batman issue. Includes details of the Chicago Herocon and the article, "I Might Have Become a Monk".

Vol. IV, #1, 1992

Issue includes a report on Chicago Herocon (which celebrated Batman's 25th anniversary), an article "Building the Currie-mobile" by Don Currie, "Bat-consumer and Bat-vocate" by Matt Mann, "A Mansion Unmasked: the Real Bat-House, Julie Newmar: stage film and TV credits, "The Caped Crusader's Scissored Adventures" by Russell Forsythe, Fan Spotlight: Shawn Nilsen Shares His Collection, William Dozier's Passing, "Lost in Gotham City", "Aztec Bat-God", plus correspondence, replies to a Bat-poll, Bat-classifieds, conventions and a catalog section.

1993

1994

Winter, 1996

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Batman.

Batfan Vol. I, #1, 2001

Previous newsletter was rebooted, renumbered and retitled with this issue. Articles on Adam West, Burt Ward, "Batman Forever" (retrospective from December 2000's TV Guide), Batman: The Movie soundtrack CD, and a special article, "Barrissizing the Batmobile". Includes fan art, convention news, fan spotlight and photos. 24 pages total. [1]

References

  1. WorthPoint (Retrieved 29 March, 2019.)