Saturday, January 31, 2015


I don't know if I've given this blog a tip of the hat in the past, but I'd like to introduce all of you in Team Toobworld to "Super Team Family", which celebrates the front covers of comic book team-ups that never were.... BUT SHOULD BE!

Recently, Super Team Family had a cover that teamed up the TV versions (for us, the "televersions") of Spiderman and Batman. In Earth Prime-Time, Spiderman was played by Nicholas Hammond in a CBS series in the mid-1970s. And the one, the only true Caped Crusader was played by Adam West in the 1960s for three seasons and a theatrical release.  

For Toobworld, this is entirely feasible. Although the TV series went off the air in 1969, 'Batman' and his sidekick Robin the Boy Wonder were active in Gotham City through the 1970s and probably into the 1980s as well. So it's pozz'ble, just pozz'ble that Batman may have made the trip to New York City, or Spiderman trekked to Gotham City. (Personally, I think this is a picture of Batman and Spiderman in New York City. It would be easy to accept that Bruce Wayne had to go to the Big Apple on business. But as to why Peter Parker needed to go to Gotham City......?)

This is just another example of Toobworld, "As Unseen on TV". It's what we call the Khan-Chekov Principle, inspired by Khan Noonian Singh's claim in the movie "The Wrath Of Khan" that he had encountered Pavel Chekov in the past. And yet we never saw that happen in the episode "Space Seed". We can be fairly certain that it happened, but unfortunately the audience in the Trueniverse never had the privilege to see it.....

And it's not such a ridiculous idea for Batman to encounter Spiderman in Toobworld. After all, this happened over in the Tooniverse.....


1 comment:

Hugh said...

Batman & Robin (West & Ward) faced off against the Riddler (Gorshin) and many other villains (with the help of some super-friends) in the two Legends of the Superheroes specials in 1979, just after the time of the Spider-Man series with Hammond, so you can cite "proof" they were all active simultaneously. There's also a time Batman (West) appeared on Memphis Pro Wrestling with Jerry "The King" Lawler!