DC Comics Pays Tribute to Adam West with Geoff Johns and Jim Lee

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DC Comics sent out their own tribute to the legacy of Batman along with Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Office of DC Comics and Jim Lee, DC Comics Publisher and Artists.

The Batman television series literally saved the Batman title for DC Comics, who were considering canceling the book due to low sales after the Comics Code forced the writers to make the character much more campy than he was originally intended.

So if it weren’t for the POW, BAM, SPLAT of the television series, DC Comics may not even be who they are today.

Geoff Johns Statement

“Like many others, Adam West as Batman was part of my childhood,” said Geoff Johns, President & Chief Creative Officer, DC Entertainment. “Watching those reruns every day after school, Batman made reading comics that much more real for me growing up.”

Jim Lee Statement

“Batman’s popularity will be forever linked with Adam West,” said Jim Lee, Publisher, DC Entertainment. “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.”

Source: DC Comics

Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
Eric Curto
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