Adam West (1928 – 2017)

Adam West has passed away at the age of 88 from cancer.

Besides the one from the Super Friends cartoon, Adam West was THE Batman of my childhood. The show was campy as heck with the BAM! BIFF! POW! onscreen visual effects, the ‘Bat’ prefix in front of every gadget and the general silliness of the plots, but I was mesmerized nonetheless. It’s made more interesting since Adam West is pretty much the only straight man in the whole thing. I didn’t really see Batman as a serious character until I saw Batman: The Animated Series.

Good night ol’ chum. Thanks for the memories. Rest well.

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