Please keep this forum going by using this banner as your link to BBTS, thank you!
Connect With Other DC Comics Fans @ DCToyRevolution.org!

RIP Adam West Sep 19, 1928 - Jun 9, 2017

Discuss whatever you want here, but please, keep it clean and use good judgement!

RIP Adam West Sep 19, 1928 - Jun 9, 2017

Postby AcidDragon » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:21 am

Good bye, Mr. West. TV's Batman, I was blessed to meet you briefly last year. You will be missed! RIP.
"Finally got all the way through that 'Death of Superman' video game...as Steel. Play Superboy and you're history by level three, right? But Steel..." - Kon-El AKA Superboy
User avatar
AcidDragon
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1915
Images: 43
Joined: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:19 am
Location: The Frozen North

Re: RIP Adam West Sep 19, 1928 - Jun 9, 2017

Postby packerbacker180 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:32 am

I posted a thread literally 1 minute before you, so I win. I deleted it, so you win.

Adam West died late Friday after battling leukemia. He was 88. Aw, man, this one really hits me. Besides SuperFriends, Batman '66 was my first real exposure to superheroes on TV. And much later he was one of my favorite characters on the Family Guy when it used to be funny.

Here's the commercial that helped Adam West get the Batman gig:




Rest easy, ol' chum.
I'm Dick Tracy! Take that, Prune Face! Now, I'm Prune Face! Take that, Dick Tracy! Now, I'm Prune Tracy! Take that, Dick-!""
User avatar
packerbacker180
Site Moderator
Site Moderator
 
Posts: 2927
Images: 1
Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:18 am
Location: Buffalo, NY

Re: RIP Adam West Sep 19, 1928 - Jun 9, 2017

Postby Doctor Fate » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:59 am

I've met Adam West four times in my life and gotten his autograph on two of these occasions with him and he's one of the nicest celebrities that I've ever met. He was kind, friendly, and enjoyed spending times with fans from all walks of life and sharing his times as the Caped Crusader for three seasons of Batman.

Anyway, I also met him and Burt Ward once and they were great together and that's was one of my fondest memories of them sharing about their experiences as well.

Image

One of my favorite pictures of him in full costume.
The Helmet of Fate, Amulet of Anubis, and the Cloak of Destiny Awaits You!
User avatar
Doctor Fate
League Elite
League Elite
 
Posts: 4730
Images: 1812
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:02 pm
Location: A Tower of Fate in Salem Massachusetts

Re: RIP Adam West Sep 19, 1928 - Jun 9, 2017

Postby Doctor Fate » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:05 pm

His first major Star on his Show


Image


This is a great picture of Adam West and Jill St. John in the very 1st show of Batman.



Great Scenes from that show.
The Helmet of Fate, Amulet of Anubis, and the Cloak of Destiny Awaits You!
User avatar
Doctor Fate
League Elite
League Elite
 
Posts: 4730
Images: 1812
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:02 pm
Location: A Tower of Fate in Salem Massachusetts

Re: RIP Adam West Sep 19, 1928 - Jun 9, 2017

Postby packerbacker180 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:09 pm

I just watched Lego Batman with my kids last night and there were so many little callbacks to '66 that it made me smile. Adam West was one of the few people who could've read from a phone book and make you laugh. His comedic timing was amazing.

I'm Dick Tracy! Take that, Prune Face! Now, I'm Prune Face! Take that, Dick Tracy! Now, I'm Prune Tracy! Take that, Dick-!""
User avatar
packerbacker180
Site Moderator
Site Moderator
 
Posts: 2927
Images: 1
Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:18 am
Location: Buffalo, NY

Re: RIP Adam West Sep 19, 1928 - Jun 9, 2017

Postby AcidDragon » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:16 pm

Thanks for the shares, guys. That's amazing you got to meet Adam West so many times, Doc. It was a real treat and fortuitous for his fans that he made it out to the cons for his final convention tours before he past on. Awesome guy. :ddshake:
"Finally got all the way through that 'Death of Superman' video game...as Steel. Play Superboy and you're history by level three, right? But Steel..." - Kon-El AKA Superboy
User avatar
AcidDragon
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1915
Images: 43
Joined: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:19 am
Location: The Frozen North

Re: RIP Adam West Sep 19, 1928 - Jun 9, 2017

Postby Doctor Fate » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:10 am

Los Angeles pays tribute to Adam West






There are over dozens of these videos in honor of Adam West.
The Helmet of Fate, Amulet of Anubis, and the Cloak of Destiny Awaits You!
User avatar
Doctor Fate
League Elite
League Elite
 
Posts: 4730
Images: 1812
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:02 pm
Location: A Tower of Fate in Salem Massachusetts

Re: RIP Adam West Sep 19, 1928 - Jun 9, 2017

Postby Doctor Fate » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:17 am

Adam West Honored by the City of Los Angeles


Image

Image

Image


USA Today Article
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2017/06/16/bat-signal-lights-up-los-angeles-tribute-adam-west/102911368/


This happen last Thursday Night ... around 9PM Western Time.
The Helmet of Fate, Amulet of Anubis, and the Cloak of Destiny Awaits You!
User avatar
Doctor Fate
League Elite
League Elite
 
Posts: 4730
Images: 1812
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:02 pm
Location: A Tower of Fate in Salem Massachusetts

Re: RIP Adam West Sep 19, 1928 - Jun 9, 2017

Postby AcidDragon » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:20 am

Thanks for posting this, Doc! It was a very touching tribute!
"Finally got all the way through that 'Death of Superman' video game...as Steel. Play Superboy and you're history by level three, right? But Steel..." - Kon-El AKA Superboy
User avatar
AcidDragon
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1915
Images: 43
Joined: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:19 am
Location: The Frozen North

Re: RIP Adam West Sep 19, 1928 - Jun 9, 2017

Postby Webslinger » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:49 am

How long are they leaving the light on the building? I hope it was for more than just one night... Adam West deserves more than that I would think.
User avatar
Webslinger
News & Reviews
News & Reviews
 
Posts: 1771
Joined: Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:23 am


Return to General Discussions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron