Batman Wallet (Whamm)
For the Batman fan wanting to keep their hero close to their heart, this wallet, featuring the classic 1960s TV Series’ Batman, Adam West, alongside an iconic fight sequence sound effect “WHAMM!!” on the front, is a fun nod to the earnest crime fighter. This neat, stylish and functional faux leather wallet has 2 sections for notes, 4 for cards, a zip coin pocket, and ID window. Comes in an attractive gift box.
Dimensions: Closed: 10.5 x 9.5 x 1cm (opens to 23.5cm)
Pale Blue exterior; Yellow interior.
Wipe clean only.
Officially Licensed Product
Batman, the crime-fighting superhero defending Gotham City, has been reinvented several times since the very first Batman story appeared in Detective Comics in May 1939 and remained popular throughout various slumps in comic book sales. During one of these slumps in the mid 60s, DC was planning to kill Batman off but, instead, a new editor (Julius Schwartz) brought in a ‘New Look’ in May 1964, making the character more contemporary, and returning the stories to their ‘detective’ origins (removing the science fiction elements prevalent in the 50s). Artist Carmine Infantino helped overhaul the series – redesigning both the Batmobile and his costume – adding the now famous yellow ellipse behind the bat-symbol. Batman’s butler Alfred was initially killed off alongside some other characters, but was quickly restored and ‘Aunt Harriet’ joined Bruce Wayne (Batman’s alter ego) and Dick Grayson in their mansion. Batman is also known as the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, and the World's Greatest Detective.
The 1966 TV series which followed transformed the popularity and reach of the character, increasing comic book sales generally and lifting Batman comic sales to nearly 900,000 copies. It starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin, reinstated Alfred and added Batgirl. Though successful, many soon became tired of the camp style, upbeat theme music and simplistic moral lessons (for younger viewers) and it was cancelled after three seasons and 120 episodes in March 1968.