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In Batman Vol.7 Issue#.48, the Joker takes everyone at a church wedding hostage and kills them one-by-one. And just a few moments before Batman arrives at the scene, the Joker is seen casually singing "na na na na na! Batman!!" as a sort of welcome song for Batman.

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Batman vol.7 issue#48 (page 4)

Judging by the lyrics, this is very similar to (or dare I say, the same as) the famous title track of the 1966 Batman TV series by Neal Hefti starring Adam West.

So, is this some sort of homage to the 1966 TV series?

Or does the song "Na na na na Batman!" actually exist in the DC comic universe/multiverse?

  • The song also appears in Dark Nights: Metal #3 but in a dream sequence. – TheLethalCarrot Oct 14 '19 at 12:39
  • If The Lego Batman Movie counts, it's also in that – OrangeDog Oct 14 '19 at 14:02
  • Superman movies exist in the DC universe (the actor playing him was named Gregory Reed, which is a clear reference to George Reeves - this was a few years before the first Christopher Reeve film) so it's quite possible there's a Batman TV show, obviously with a fictitious secret identity. Just before the Crisis on Infinite Earths rebooted the DC universe there was a storyline where the villain was a film buff and one of the props he owned was Burgess Meredith's fake nose - presumably he played the Penguin there too. – GordonD Nov 20 '19 at 16:40

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