The Comic Community Mourning The Loss Of Adam West " Batman "
June 13, 2016
This weekend the great Adam West passed away after a tough battle with leukemia on June 9th 2017 at age 88. In the wake of the news many shared their memories of the star, including DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns.
‘Like many others, Adam West as Batman was part of my childhood,’ Johns said. ‘Watching those reruns every day after school., the Batman TV show made reading comics that much more real for me growing up.’
DC comics publisher Jim Lee admitted that West’s portrayal of Batman in the show and in a one-off film will forever be synonymous with the character.
Lee said: ‘Batman’s popularity will be forever linked with Adam West. He brought joy to legions of fans around the world and was the gateway for many of them to discover or in some cases rediscover their love of comic books. He’ll be deeply missed.’
Over the past weekend there have been a plethora of people posting to Twitter and Facebook, their memoirs and expressions of loss. We here at the Show are no different. Adam West was a huge part of our lives growing with Batman. The brief time we got to spend with him in Denver is priceless. The man is a prince among men.