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In June 1966 DC featured a couple of “collectible” 2-page pin-ups “suitable for framing” in Batman and Detective Comics. This would have been around the time that the TV show was proving to be such an enormous hit. Both posters were drawn by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson, the art team then tasked with updating the Dark Knight for the 60s, away from the Bob Kane/Sheldon Moldoff model. The same month editor Julie Schwartz tried something similar in Green Lantern, though that one was drawn by regular Lantern penciller Gil Kane.

As to how many of these things were actually framed is open to question. Not many, I suspect.

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