A leery but lovingly made ad featuring Catwoman, Batgirl and Wonder Woman

On the one hand, you have to appreciate the effort the makers of this ad for Mexican department store El Palacio de Hierro have gone to to re-create the 1960s TV Batgirl (complete with Batbike) and Catwoman and the 1970s TV Wonder Woman. On the other, the ad’s almost as leery as some of DC’s rebooted comics. Sigh – where’s the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. these days, I ask you?


  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.