Monday, September 8, 2014

Batman LP

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I don't know how I forgot to write about this awesome LP during the first iteration of the blog--it's Batman, it's Neal Adams, and I even own a copy! Not sure what went wrong there.

Anyway, as I mentioned, this second Batman record-only LP has got some amazing sleeve art by Neal Adams--it's unfathomably iconic. The Batmobile makes its first (and only) appearance on a Power Records sleeve, and it looks so exciting here I wish we had a bigger glimpse of it. The only (minor) complaint I have is that, tonally, "Gorilla City" doesn't fit with the rest of the stories, which are darker and grimmer. Probably had something to do with how much material could be fit onto the LP. In any case, a great Power Record!


6 comments:

Keith G. Baker said...

I had a PR album with just 2 of these stories (Scarecrow & Gorilla City). However, it had a great cover by, I believe, Neal Adams that had Bats, Grodd, and Sherlock Holmes. Miss that album.

rob! said...

That's this one . Great art by JLGL!

Keith G. Baker said...

Praise be his name! Yep, that's the one. Loved that album.

Earth 2 Chris said...

THIS is the album of my youth. My favorite Power Records release. Bought at Sparks Super Market right here in Cynthiana, KY. It is dog-earred and scratched, but well-loved.

Chris

rob! said...

Ah, the days when supermarkets carried records!

Rockwell J. Pugglesworth said...

I recently picked up a copy of this at a second-hand store for my little 3 year old godson who is crazy about anything Batman. He makes his mom and dad crawl into bed with him and listen to it every night before he goes to sleep.

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