Last month saw the passing of Adam West, who was best known for his role as the title superhero in the 1960’s television series Batman. But while the 88-year-old actor was forever known as Batman, he did have a career beyond the campy TV show, including voicing the character Adam West, the Mayor of Quahog, on FOX’s animated television series Family Guy.
Now, FOX has released a 9-minute highlight reel of West’s appearances in tribute to the late actor. Watch the video here below.
Adam West, the actor best known for his role as Batman in the 1960s television series, died on Friday in Los Angeles, CA, after a short battle with leukemia. He was 88.
The West family posted the news this morning to the actor’s social media accounts, stating “Our beloved AW passed away last night. He was the greatest. We’ll miss him like crazy. We know you’ll miss him too – West Family.”
Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #1 Writer: Ian Edginton
Artist: Matthew Dow Smith
Main cover artist: Mike Allred
Variant cover artist: Cat Staggs
Publisher: DC Comics, in partnership with BOOM! Studios Boom! Studios DC Comics
Release Date: June 8, 2016
Cover Price: $0.99 (digital)
Looks like my birthday came a little early! Nothing makes me happier than seeing a little throwback to my youth, especially when it’s a crossover of two of my favorite shows. Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #1 brings my favorite DC hero face to face with my favorite British television characters (my apologies to The Doctor, but it’s true). I still stop and watch any Avengers episodes whenever I find them on television. And of course, Batman is probably more popular in my house than I am.
After what amounts to a ridiculously long wait for rabid fans, Batman, the iconic and campy TV series from the 1960s, finally makes its nod on Blu-ray and DVD today with Batman: The Complete TV Series box set from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
For fans of the program, which spans generations and which has never saw a proper release in the home video market due to a myriad of business reasons and concerns, this is the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me for not only a full-on geek person’s collection, but for those who are collectors of television programs, too.
Check out the video here below which shows a scene in split-screen mode, with one half being the original version and the other the remastered edition.
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