Thursday, July 28, 2011
That's right, Batman is back to claim his mantle as the host of this blog! I have 100 covers to post so there will be plenty of Bat-goodness until I move on to the next title... and that's not the only change - I hope everyone noticed that there is now Lost Issues App available for Android or any type of phone or tablet, It's free, just go here to get it:
You just have to love Adam West. Here's a guy who has a great sense of humor about and respect for his place in comics history. While some actors have tried to distance themselves from their connection to superhero and genre roles, West has embraced it and you have to appreciate that, regardless of your opinion of the 60's series. His Batman show is a hoot to watch now with the campy dialogue and the guest stars hamming it up as villains... but when I was a kid I viewed it in a completely different light. I took it as a straight action show, and loved how colorful it was with so many characters from the comics coming to life. The only thing it was missing for me was Two-Face! I think that ability to appeal to viewers on different levels must have played a big role in its success.