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Hi, guys. Today, I just learned someone very dear to all of our comic nostalgia has passed away. Adam West, the "Batman '66" star, has passed away at 88 years old due to Leukemia. This is a shocking pain to many, especially comic fans. He was an inspiration and joy to many who liked the show and Batman as a whole. Just thought you all should know, but he will be missed.

Date: 2017-06-10 04:06 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
RIP Mr West.

I hope Batman vs Two-Face is good. It'd be a pity if his last work was a blemish on his legacy.

Date: 2017-06-11 03:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] an_idol_mind
I think his legacy is secured even if that movie wound up being the Room of comic book movies.

Date: 2017-06-10 04:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] endis_ni
That's so sad, he was a welcome part of many people's childhoods.

Date: 2017-06-10 04:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
A sad day.

Date: 2017-06-10 04:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dustbunny105
I was cheerfully scrolling through Twitter when I saw an RIP and screamed. He will be missed :(

Date: 2017-06-10 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] owlbrigade1
Very sad news. What else can we say but; "Farewell, Old Chum".

My condolences to his friends and families.

Date: 2017-06-10 04:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alicemacher
Very sad to hear. West was a talented "comically serious" actor as Batman and a great sport voicing over-the-top self-parodies on The Simpsons and Family Guy. Thank you and rest in peace, Mr. West.

Date: 2017-06-10 08:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ozaline
And Johnny Bravo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeMiO8xcTQk

and yes he will be missed.

Date: 2017-06-11 02:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
As great a hero as he was, I think he might have made an even better villain: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x320552

Date: 2017-06-11 09:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Also on Fairly Odd Parents, where he played, depending on the episode, and which character you ask, either Catman, or Adam West, the actor who played Catman, and kind of forgot it was a role.

Date: 2017-06-10 05:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] speedingtortoise
Hard to believe he's gone honestly

Date: 2017-06-10 05:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cygnia
"The Grey Ghost Returns" was probably one of my favorite episodes of BTAS. Recognizing West's voice and that entire story was a sweet homage.

Date: 2017-06-10 07:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yap
You will be missed, bright knight. 😭

Date: 2017-06-10 07:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] commodus
It was so clear that he was having the time of his life as Batman, and I think it's nice that he was recognised in his life as an important and beloved figure in the comic book community. I'm quite sad to hear of his passing, but I like to think he'd be happy with how much joy he brought people in his life.

Date: 2017-06-10 10:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
This is a tough one to process, he's been part of how I perceive Batman for as along as I've been alive, and he kept on doing it, either in his Grey Ghost came in BTAS, or being Thomas Wayne in "Brave and the Bold".

I hope the Batman 66 Two-Face animated movie was completed because that would be, I think, a fitting finale.

Rest in Peace Mr West

Edited Date: 2017-06-10 10:56 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-06-11 12:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tripodeca113
We'll miss you old chum...

Date: 2017-06-11 12:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] angelophile
It hit me earlier but it's hitting me even harder now, after scrolling through page after page of tributes on Facebook and Tumblr. I hope he realised how important he was to so many people and how much joy he brought.

Date: 2017-06-11 02:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
I think he did.

Date: 2017-06-11 02:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Rest well, Caped Crusader.

Date: 2017-06-11 02:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] idiotalchemist
He was a formative part of many of our childhoods and made Batman who he was. His work will always be appreciated.

Date: 2017-06-11 02:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dragontail
Woke to the sad news this morning. Adam West is the only Batman to span all generations of my family. To my daughter, he was "Shark Repellent Batman" and the voice of the gentle bat-robot in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. To my wife, he was the Grey Ghost in Batman: The Animated Series. To my parents he *was* Batman, the Bright Knight in all his biff-pow-zap technicolour glory.

I shared all of those experiences, yes, but to me he's the Batman of Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians and, most especially, the episode called "The Fear". Designed as a back-door pilot for what would later become B: TAS, the ep was the first-ever televised version of Batman's origin (a heady thing for 1984) and West's perforce was a tour-de-force. It helped cement Bronze Age Batman as *my* Batman and showed West's ownership of the role, even shorn of camp and humour. I love it to this day and, if you've not seen it, I'd encourage you to seek it out (it's online at some of the video sites, as well as on DVD).

I'm thankful for all Mr West gave all of us.

A Bitter Loss

Date: 2017-06-11 03:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zer0man
A gifted man, who had given decades to his craft. A man who made us smile, made us laugh, and who made days seem a bit brighter in the works he was associated with. Whether as the caricature of himself on Family Guy, his brief but memorable foray as Simon Trent/the Gray Ghost in BTAS, or his most iconic role as the Bright Knight in the 60's Batman TV show, Mr. West became beloved by his work.

I first came across him with Family Guy, which in turn led me to the BTAS episode. And only recently did I have the opportunity and honor of watching the '66 Batman series through a classic TV channel. Tie that in with his cameos in LEGO Batman 3 (including a wonderful level recreating the zaniness of the 60's show), and he left quite a mark on me in recent memory.

And deep down, I know that although Mr. West may be gone, his legacy will not be forgotten.

Date: 2017-06-11 03:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley


I read somewhere that so many actors wanted to be on Batman '66 because "it was taking Alice in Wonderland and playing it as seriously as Hamlet." Not sure who said that, though.

Date: 2017-06-11 06:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cypherfdp
The man died peacefully surrounded by family, I think that's the best we can hope for.

Date: 2017-06-13 03:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] junipepper
And at a fairly advanced age. Amen.

Date: 2017-06-11 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ebailey140
Some bits from the first episode...

His parents are dead and he's still pissed off. An old enemy returns.

https://youtu.be/UFEZDQI4G1Y

Confronting the Riddler, and we see the problem with casting this villain for future movies. How the hell do you top Frank Gorshin shifting from cool and calculated to manic psycho?

https://youtu.be/DSF6vuqIA8E

And, of course, Jill St. John, the original hench wench...

https://youtu.be/1FGt0SwUL3Q

And while we're here, some bits from the 5th episode, which has been paid homage by the animated series, Hush, and even The Dark Knight. Also, the first Harley prototype. The Joker likes blondes...

https://youtu.be/QS1RTKVh6YE
Edited Date: 2017-06-11 03:45 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-06-11 10:44 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Saw this tribute pic posted earlier...



(I find the use of DKR Batman odd for a couple reasons - I'd have used TAS - but a nice tribute, even so.)

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