One of the strangest -- and certainly most colorful -- Batman stories will be immortalized as a set of action figures from DC Collectibles.
CNET has the official word on The Batman: Rainbow (of course, everyone else will call it Rainbow Batman), a six-pack of figures depicting the Caped Crusader in pink, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple costumes. It's the result of a poll conducted a year ago in which DC Collectibles asked fans which unproduced project should be released.
Fans were apparently eager to see the action figure set inspired by "The Rainbow Batman" story from 1957's Detective Comics #241, in which Dick Grayson injures his arm in public, and the not-so-Dark Knight decides to don a series of colorful costumes to distract attention from Robin's (of course) identical injury.
Hey, don't knock it; it worked! The story was referenced in recent years in an episode of the animated Batman: The Brave and the Bold" and in the "Batman R.I.P" story arc by Grant Morrison and Tony Daniel.
Priced at $70, The Batman: Rainbow set will ship in August.