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    Adam West Painting of the Green Hornet. What a night in TV history for superheroes - Batman vs. The Green Hornet! It all began September 9, 1966, as The Green Hornet - taking its cue from the giant success of Batman - made its teleseries debut. Van Williams starred as the Green Hornet (aka Britt Reid) and no less than Bruce Lee played his sidekick Kato. To "plug" the new show (which lasted only one season), Williams and Lee made uncredited appearances on September 28, 1966 Batman show ("The Spell of Tut"), then returned later in the season for "A Piece of the Action" and "Batman's Satisfaction" (March 1 and 2, 1967). The show climaxed with a titanic battle between the forces for good that ended in a draw and impressed many fans as the all-time greatest fight sequence in the annals of television history. Adam West captures the classic donnybrook in rather "expressionistic" style, with a smiling Batman looming over a frowning Green Hornet, as Robin the Boy Wonder grins between them. West has written his name and "Batman Meets Green Hornet" in the lower left area. By the way, both Adam West and Van Williams are now friends and neighbors in Idaho - Holy Eventual Happy Alliance, Batman! The picture connects comic book superheroes, TV superheroes, TV superhero stars and a never-to-be-forgotten night for superhero fans - and of course was painted and owned by TV's Batman star Adam West himself. Try to look at it without shouting "WHAPP!" and "BIFF!" Excellent condition.

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    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
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