DC Entertainment has issued a statement to honor Adam West. The statement includes quotes from DC President Geoff Johns who said that “Adam West as Batman was part of my childhood.”
You can read the full statement below:
Adam West’s portrayal of Batman was a huge contribution to the Caped Crusader’s status as a true pop culture icon. His work helped bring comic books into the mainstream, and encouraged a generation to discover the wonderful stories and characters that made up Batman’s world through the pages of comic books like Batman and Detective Comics.
“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.”
“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.”
Adam West, best known as Batman in the 1960s TV series, passed away last night at the age of 88.
Source: DC Entertainment