R.I.P. Adam West — The True Batman

Adm West / Batman

Adam West, to very many of us, was THE true Batman. Without his portrayal of Batman in my life (no joke here), I would’ve turned out to be a directionless stink hippie. After watching him punch the question mark off The Riddler’s cackling lips, I knew instantly I wanted to be that guy who keeps cackling criminals off everybody’s front yard. Still working on that. Still not a stink hippie, though!

Sure, I watched Superman on TV, also great. But they gave him too many powers. (Heat from your eyeballs? Gimme a break.) Batman earned his high ranking and respected superhero status through brutal hard work, unswerving dedication, a few science-y things, the coolest car in the world and punching the stuffing out of those who would mock our laws. And he did it without setting fire to anyone’s face with his eyeballs.

There will never be a way to fully explain how much Adam West’s Batman meant — and continues to be — to me, and countless others.

Huge props to Ben Affleck who, unfortunately has taken a lot of flack for his unarguably amazing portrayal of Batman/Bruce Wayne in the new DC Universe, had this incredibly classy thing to say on social media about Adam West’s untimely passing…

Adam West exemplified heroism. Kind, funny and an all around great guy. Thank you for showing us all how it’s done.”

One Response to “R.I.P. Adam West — The True Batman”

  1. David H Says:

    Adam West’s Batman, seems to have been the last of the _good_ “Good Guys.” I can understand and even appreciate villains being twisted and out for violent revenge. However, I have always been uncomfortable with dark, vengeance obsessed heroes.
    Maybe its because I’m old, but I prefer a super hero who is a defender of justice and protector of the vulnerable. Not some borderline sociopath that just happens to be on the right side of the law.
    Adam West’s Batman was unambiguously a good guy. And for that, I say Thank you for everything. Mr. West.

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