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.
The DC family is deeply saddened by the passing of Adam West, a Batman beloved by generations. Our thoughts are with his loved ones. pic.twitter.com/deI9n397aS
— DC (@DCComics) June 10, 2017
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
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