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DC EXPLODES ON TV - NUMBER EIGHT OF TWELVE
Detective #241: "The Rainbow Batman!"

Back again with "DC Explodes on TV," counting down the top 12 covers of DC comics as seen on television. Today it's cover number eight, Detective Comics #241 featuring "The Rainbow Batman!" This cover was dramatized on the "Batman Brave and Bold" TV series, in the episode "Emperor Joker." It went like this...

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Batman has been wearing a different color costume every night!
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Tonight he's wearing a RAINBOW costume!
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WHY? For what incredible reason?
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The Boy Wonder wants to know...

DRAMATIZATION! On the Batman Brave and Bold TV show, the Dynamic Duo strike a pose, and they both say the exact same dialogue printed in the balloons below, on the issue's cover. Here's Detective Comics #241....

But there's more! Another rainbow menace flattens Robin -- literally!
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YIKES! It's The Rainbow Creature!
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Straight off the cover of Batman #134!
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Rainbow Batman to the rescue...
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BAM! POW! ZAP!
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During the big fight scene, another cover shot is reenacted...
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Recreating a scene from 80 pg. Giant Batman #182 (top panel on the left).
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This scene actually duplicates the cover, plus an individual PANEL from the story ...
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The sequence closes with an homage to the Batman TV show...
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ABOVE: Batman Brave and Bold -- BELOW: 1966 Batman TV show
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The original promo (below, left) used to create the DBB ad (below, right).
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