Thursday, July 24, 2014
I believe Jason posted quite some time ago about how the 60s Batman TV show influenced young Andy and Jason to come up with Hatman & Indigo. We would come home from school and watch re-runs of Adam West, as Batman, as he would save the day with the Boy Wonder. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Batman. It's interesting to look back and see all the changes in the Batman stories, as well as the many mediums it has used. Adam West's Batman from the 1960s was not the first televised serial, Batman has been on the small screen since the 1940s.
Along with live action television, Batman also has graced our tv sets with many animated incarnations including the Super-friends, Batman the animated series, Brave and the Bold, and the newest cartoon Beware the Batman, just to name a few. I'm sure most of our readers are also familiar with the Silver Screen Batman films from the 90s and the more recent Dark Knight movies.
All that doesn't even touch the vast collection of comics featuring Batman. I love the darker Frank Miller Dark Knight comics, but also the lighter Batman '66 that is currently available online by Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman. I urge you to look into an incarnation of the Bat that you are not familiar with, and soak up a bit of what the Dark Knight has to offer.