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80s, Batman, and Complex: OUT IS ATMAN @HISTORY OFTHEBATMAN BATMAN OULDNT EXIST As we continue our celebration of Adam West's Batman legacy, it is important to remember that despite the campy nature of West's Caped Crusader, without the 60s "Batman" television series catapulting the character into popular culture and mass media, the Batman we enjoy today wouldn't exist. In fact, Batman probably would have gone into obscurity entering the Bronze Age of the 1970s. Frank Miller's 80s Dark Avenger (bottom panel) to Christian Bale's live action Dark Knight from the early 2000s wouldn't be recognized as groundbreaking stories or personas us as fans see them as today without Adam West providing not just comic fans but fans, young and old all over the world, a true crimefighter of Gotham City who responds to a call from the Batphone or the Bat Signal. Over 12,000 people, including myself, went to the tribute in Downtown Los Angeles last week to see the Bat Signal shine on Los Angeles City Hall remembering the Bright Knight that placed DC Comics' Batman into the iconic place in pop culture he is today. While we discuss Batman in comics weekly here on History of the Batman, most people know Batman from everything else but comics. They watch tv shows like Gotham, play the Batman Arkham video games and watch the DCEU films. But most importantly, everyone has seen Adam West's Batman tv show, seen him drive the Batmobile and have watched the Bat Signal turned on to shine in the sky. As some comic book fans try desperately to find a "comic" connection between the Adam West Bat-Signal on City Hall, there are no Easter Eggs in paying respects to someone who passed away in real life. The City of Los Angeles 10 times over has tuned in to the same Bat-time and same Bat-channel more than turned a page in issue four of Miller's "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns". Mourning doesn't have to be complex. It can be as simple as a gathering of people seeing a special light shine one last time for the man who brought Batman back to life. To be honest with you Gothamites, please don't disrespect West and his global legacy by forcibly overshadowing it with a panel or two because you "stan" over a particular creator. Just celebrate West for what he is, an icon. βœŒπŸΌπŸ’™πŸ¦‡πŸ™πŸΌ

As we continue our celebration of Adam West's Batman legacy, it is important to remember that despite the campy nature of West's Caped Crusa...

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Batman, Blockbuster, and Crying: alIISTORYO EBATMAN THERE WOULD BE NO DARK KNIGHT HISTORY HEBATMAN WITH R.D.R ADAM WEST Today has been a hard one for me Gothamites. To be honest, I've been crying throughout the day once hearing about the death of Adam West. The "Batman" tv series in the late 1960s was my first introduction to Batman, always watched the reruns and instantly was captivated by the POP art status of the show. Ever since I watched those episodes, I wanted to watch more and especially read more stories about this character. I wouldn't be your Dark Knight Archivist I am today without Adam West as the Caped Crusader. Adam West's important role as the Batman goes beyond my fandom. Before the tv show began, Batman comics were diving in sales. Once Batmania hit, a resurgence of fandom for both readers and those watching at home happened and it literally resurrected the desire for Batman to continue in DC Comics. The 1966 show led to the popularity of characters like Barbara Gordon's Batgirl and even to the reinvention of its Gothic mythology in the 1970s, issuing in a whole new world for the Dark Knight in the 1980s. Once the "dark" back in Dark Knight returned, adult graphic novels and blockbuster films happened, giving us movie franchises that we continue to see today. Whether or not you are a fan of the "campy" nature of Adam West and Burt Ward's Dynamic Duo of the 1960s, there is no denying that without West becoming the pop culture icon from this series, the Batman you love today either wouldn't be here or wouldn't be the powerhouse hero that Batman is within DC Comics and Warner Bros. This is why Adam West's Batman IS THE Batman. His Caped Crusader is the one that paved the way for all the other Batman media we love from film to tv to video games. You don't have to love the camp but you should respect it. This and the fact that Mr. West was one of the nicest people are just some of many other reasons why he will truly be missed in this world. Farewell, Old Chum, we'll always leave the Bat-signal on for you. Thanks for following and we'll have more History of the Batman soon. RIPBatman βœŒπŸΌπŸ’™πŸ¦‡πŸ™πŸ½

Today has been a hard one for me Gothamites. To be honest, I've been crying throughout the day once hearing about the death of Adam West. Th...

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Dicks, Dumb, and Emoji: Hey it's Jennifer from the other night Hey Oh wow a green text. don't date poor people. Sorry. I'd send you an emoji but you probably wouldn't see it. Take Care Idk why they don't make texting girls with green bubbles prohibited in the United States. Let me paint a picture in your head why I made that statement. Couple days ago my boy texts me and says let's go to a music festival. I'm always down for an adventure so we go. It was some local EDM music festival. We get there and I step on the ground I get a big wave of pussy smell (wasn't fresh either) right into my nose. I wasn't complaining bc that's my boy and he paid for me. Any ways the DJ come on and starts saying some useless shit so I decided to roam around the ground to get better signal to post a meme on this page. As I was doing that, some shorty approached me and asked me if I knew where she can get lit. I truly didn't understand what she meant. Turns out she wanted to buy some weed so I told her $15 for a joint and she buys it off me. Low key I sold her some shitty weed. She started to make small talk. That girl has an IQ of Patrick Starr. She was asking me how'd I get so tan I told her I'm Pakistani we born that way. She didn't know where-what Pakistan was so I gave her a whole geographic lesson. After 20 mins of explaining she said "so you're Mexican." I was so mad I told her yea and my name was Pedro. She found it sooo intriguing. I get her number bc I had to go back to my boy. Couple hours later go by and my dick gave me the bat signal so I text her "this your prince charming that sold you narcotics couple mins ago" I thought I was clever. But I forgot she was dumb and she texted me "lol what does that mean?" i replied with "dis Pedro" she replied with "oh lol come meet me in the parking lot." I tip toe my way to the Parking lot and I see her looking as whorish as possible 😍😍😍😍 idk how I did it but I went through of 20 mins of small talk. TBH after that 20 Mins I lost so many brain cells that my dicks bat signal went away. So guys if you wanna feel what Autism is like just say your name is Pedro to a girl in a music festival.
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Alive, Apparently, and Batman: 78 . Merry Christmas Eve Gothamites! Looking for the perfect modern Batman tale to read in honor of the holiday? Then Lee Bermejo's one shot graphic novel 'Batman: NoΓ«l' is the one for you! Written and illustrated by Bermejo with interior art by Barbara Ciardo (colors) and Todd Klein (letters), the late 2011 story mixes Batman lore and elements from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". Taking place during Christmas in Gotham City, Batman tracks down a struggling worker wrapped up in a Joker scheme named Bob Cratchit. With no intel, Batman lets him go but places a tracker on him. While in the Batcave coughing from an apparent cold, Bruce watches Bob and his son Tim in their home with a surveillance camera, wanting to arrest him now. But his butler Alfred reminds him having his son involved can lead to drastic consequences, as he experienced with the late Jason Todd (represented by Jacob Marley). Then, Batman responds to the sudden Bat-Signal, where Commissioner Gordon tells Batman that Catwoman (the Ghost of Christmas Past) has information about the Joker, but demands that she only talks to Batman. Confronting Catwoman, Batman discovers that she was lying and they reminisce about old times together. After their encounter, Batman is confronted by Superman (the Ghost of Christmas Present), who after using his x-ray vision on Batman, discovers he is coming down with pneumonia, but Batman ignores his concern. Returning to his Batmobile, the vehicle explodes and knocks out the Caped Crusader. The Joker (the Ghost of Christmas Future) arrives and drags Batman's body to the Gotham cemetery and buries him alive. While buried, Batman suffers visions of Gotham in chaos after his death and reflects on his own grim black and white view of the world since Jason Todd passed. Digging himself free, Batman saves Bob and Tim from Joker. Temped to kill Joker, Batman talks Bob out of it to be a good representation for his son. Refusing to kill him and the Joker arrested, Bruce Wayne gives Bob a raise and a better Christmas Tree. In the end the narrator reveals himself to be Bob, asking his son Tim the moral of the story. We'll have more Batman Christmas stories tomorrow so stay tuned!

Merry Christmas Eve Gothamites! Looking for the perfect modern Batman tale to read in honor of the holiday? Then Lee Bermejo's one shot grap...

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