Holy Time Is on My Side!

Hey, if you dig Norm Saunders and Bob Powell’s art from Topps’ 1966 Batman trading-card series, boy are you in for a treat: Scheduled for later this year is the 2023 DC Comics Batman Collector’s Edition Calendar — a boxed set highlighting the cult-favorite collectible, along with some groovy extras.

Dig the official description from Trends International, whose DateWorks brand is publishing the calendar with DC:


The DC Comics superhero, Batman, first appeared in comic books in 1939 and has since spent more than 80 years keeping Gotham safe. Spend this year with the Dark Knight, as he defends the innocent and continues to take down the bad guys with this 2023 DC Comics Batman Calendar. This one-of-a-kind product includes a uniquely designed 2023 wall calendar, two 8” x 10” posters, and an exclusive collectible gift box. DateWorks 2023 Calendars are great for staying organized and productive all year long. They also make a perfect gift for anyone on your list!

— DateWorks Collector’s Edition Calendars feature monthly pages for January through December of 2023, as well as the last 4 months of 2022

— Includes two bonus wall posters and a unique, collectible box

— Hang on a wall, corkboard, or bulletin board to stay organized and productive by keeping track of important dates – perfect for home, school, or the office

— Language: English

— Collector’s Box Dimensions: 12.4” x 12.4” x 0.25” (31 x 31 x 0.6 cm) / Calendar Dimensions: 12” x 12” (30 x 30 cm) / Poster Dimensions: 8” x 10” (20 x 25 cm)

And now check out a SNEAK PEEK:


A few thoughts:

— As I write this, the calendar is listed on Amazon but there is no ordering option, at least not yet. On the other hand, you can pre-order it for the $31.99 list price at Trends International.

— The set is due to ship this fall.

— In case you missed it, Trends/DateWorks has a pretty nifty 2023 Marvel calendar coming that largely pays tribute to the Bronze Age. Click here to check that out.


— SNEAK PEEK: Your FIRST LOOK at the Groovy BATMAN RETURNS Children’s Christmas Book. Click here.

— Dig This INSIDE LOOK at JERRY ORDWAY’s Never-Published BATMAN ’66 Story. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Would really rock if it came with a set of the cards. Had some when I was a kid but have always wanted a full set.

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    • Glenn, Topps issued a gorgeous boxed reprint set of the cards in 1989 that are more affordable than the originals. There is also a boxed partial set of 44 cards with the deluxe blu-ray package of the 1966 show.

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    • The 1989 Topps reprint set is readily available and affordable. It’s actually better than the original set. They used the original art negatives – so your getting crystal, clear images. And it’s printed on white card stock, which is an upgrade of the original layered cardboard.

      The partial set that came with the Batman Blu Ray uses scanned images, and is not as clear & crisp as the originals or the 1989 set.

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      • I’m looking but I can’t find a set.

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  2. If there was a way to gather most of the trading card sets from ALL the eras into a daily desk calendar… A boy can dream!

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  3. For years I’ve said DC should capitalize on the existence of the art from these sets and do a mini-series based off the various scenarios in the paintings. Put a different creative team on each one and just like the Julie Schwartz method of writing from the cover concept, let the team come up with a story based off of the original card artwork. Then use the card artwork for the book covers/chapter covers.

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  4. I have the 1989 reissue set of cards, and the poster from a few years back, but I NEED THIS!

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  5. I have the 1989 reprint set and this is a must buy for me. I think it’s the most beautiful non-sports card set ever produced and, frankly, I’m stunned that the set (or other 1966 Batman card sets) hasn’t be printed in book form like “Mars Attacks” or “Star Wars” has been. Maybe there are some rights issues.

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  6. The Who even included artwork from one of these cards on their last album!
    This is great but my heart still holds out for anything to be done with the Bat-Laff photo cards!

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  7. Too Bad it isn’t the 1966 TV Show

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  8. Very cool! A definite Bat- have!! 🙂

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  9. I remember having these when I was younger they came as individual cards in the Nabisco weeties box breakfast food.

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