Friday, July 28, 2006

Batman Coloring Book

Here's another surviving BATMAN coloring book from the sixties. It's my recollection that this one came out a bit into the Batmania craze, probably in 1967. It's actually an oversized Paint by Numbers book with each gatefold featuring the same picture, the left page with numbers corrsponding with a color chart on the back cover. Most of the left hand pages were beautifully colored by my regular babysitter, Kathy (who seemed so old to me at the time and in retrospect was probably seventeen tops). The free-style right handed pages were done by yours truly. The back page, seen here was also completed by your humble librarian. Note the traditional comic book blue hair.

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