Legendary Batman and nerdlebrity royalty Adam West has died at age 88.
I’m heartbroken to know that we’ll never hear his amazing voice again or hear his good natured anecdotes, but he had a good life.
“The tone of our first show, by Lorenzo Semple Jr., was one of absurdity and tongue in cheek to the point that I found it irresistible,” West said. “I think they recognized that in me from what they’d seen me do before. I understood the material and brought something to it.
“You can’t play Batman in a serious, square-jawed, straight-ahead way without giving the audience the sense that there’s something behind that mask waiting to get out, that he’s a little crazed, he’s strange.”
Wset was one of the first celebs to embrace the comic-con circuit and was a welcomed much loved presence at cons for years.