It starts with a message from the President of the United States of America. You don’t realize it at first since the message is coming from none other than Batman, the Caped Crusader himself. But as soon as Adam West goes, “Hello, boys and girls. I have a special message for you…”, your eyes and ears are glued to the TV set.
The message is simple but pretty odd if you’re a fan of the Batman of today. The present Batman doesn’t support wars, guns, or even the government, but back in 1966, he did. He specifically urged children to buy Government Savings Bonds to fund the Vietnam War. Check out the video from the National Archives below!
Golden Age Batman is a huge fan of government bonds:
We believe that every Batman fan should watch the original TV series at least once. Good thing Warner Bros. does too! They’re finally releasing a box set for the original Batman TV series.