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dark knight returns: OUT IS ATMAN @HISTORY OFTHEBATMAN BATMAN OULDNT EXIST As we continue our celebration of Adam West's Batman legacy, it is important to remember that despite the campy nature of West's Caped Crusader, without the 60s "Batman" television series catapulting the character into popular culture and mass media, the Batman we enjoy today wouldn't exist. In fact, Batman probably would have gone into obscurity entering the Bronze Age of the 1970s. Frank Miller's 80s Dark Avenger (bottom panel) to Christian Bale's live action Dark Knight from the early 2000s wouldn't be recognized as groundbreaking stories or personas us as fans see them as today without Adam West providing not just comic fans but fans, young and old all over the world, a true crimefighter of Gotham City who responds to a call from the Batphone or the Bat Signal. Over 12,000 people, including myself, went to the tribute in Downtown Los Angeles last week to see the Bat Signal shine on Los Angeles City Hall remembering the Bright Knight that placed DC Comics' Batman into the iconic place in pop culture he is today. While we discuss Batman in comics weekly here on History of the Batman, most people know Batman from everything else but comics. They watch tv shows like Gotham, play the Batman Arkham video games and watch the DCEU films. But most importantly, everyone has seen Adam West's Batman tv show, seen him drive the Batmobile and have watched the Bat Signal turned on to shine in the sky. As some comic book fans try desperately to find a "comic" connection between the Adam West Bat-Signal on City Hall, there are no Easter Eggs in paying respects to someone who passed away in real life. The City of Los Angeles 10 times over has tuned in to the same Bat-time and same Bat-channel more than turned a page in issue four of Miller's "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns". Mourning doesn't have to be complex. It can be as simple as a gathering of people seeing a special light shine one last time for the man who brought Batman back to life. To be honest with you Gothamites, please don't disrespect West and his global legacy by forcibly overshadowing it with a panel or two because you "stan" over a particular creator. Just celebrate West for what he is, an icon. โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
 dark knight returns: OUT
 IS
 ATMAN
 @HISTORY OFTHEBATMAN
 BATMAN
 OULDNT EXIST
As we continue our celebration of Adam West's Batman legacy, it is important to remember that despite the campy nature of West's Caped Crusader, without the 60s "Batman" television series catapulting the character into popular culture and mass media, the Batman we enjoy today wouldn't exist. In fact, Batman probably would have gone into obscurity entering the Bronze Age of the 1970s. Frank Miller's 80s Dark Avenger (bottom panel) to Christian Bale's live action Dark Knight from the early 2000s wouldn't be recognized as groundbreaking stories or personas us as fans see them as today without Adam West providing not just comic fans but fans, young and old all over the world, a true crimefighter of Gotham City who responds to a call from the Batphone or the Bat Signal. Over 12,000 people, including myself, went to the tribute in Downtown Los Angeles last week to see the Bat Signal shine on Los Angeles City Hall remembering the Bright Knight that placed DC Comics' Batman into the iconic place in pop culture he is today. While we discuss Batman in comics weekly here on History of the Batman, most people know Batman from everything else but comics. They watch tv shows like Gotham, play the Batman Arkham video games and watch the DCEU films. But most importantly, everyone has seen Adam West's Batman tv show, seen him drive the Batmobile and have watched the Bat Signal turned on to shine in the sky. As some comic book fans try desperately to find a "comic" connection between the Adam West Bat-Signal on City Hall, there are no Easter Eggs in paying respects to someone who passed away in real life. The City of Los Angeles 10 times over has tuned in to the same Bat-time and same Bat-channel more than turned a page in issue four of Miller's "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns". Mourning doesn't have to be complex. It can be as simple as a gathering of people seeing a special light shine one last time for the man who brought Batman back to life. To be honest with you Gothamites, please don't disrespect West and his global legacy by forcibly overshadowing it with a panel or two because you "stan" over a particular creator. Just celebrate West for what he is, an icon. โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

As we continue our celebration of Adam West's Batman legacy, it is important to remember that despite the campy nature of West's Caped Cr...

dark knight returns: Afternoon Gothamites! Today is ColoristAppreciationDay where we celebrate the illustrators that bring brilliant color to our favorite penciled and inked comic books! One of the most notable Batman and @DCComics colorist and my personal favorite is Alex Sinclair @SincColor! Throughout the years, Sinclair has contributed his talent to several DC Comics titles such as Astro City, Justice League, Wonder Woman and Young Justice. @SincColor is notably part of the mighty artist Trinity with penciler Jim Lee @JimLeeArt and inker Scott Williams, working on many Batman titles such as "Batman: Hush" (cover to Batman (Vol 1) 615 from July 2003 presented) and "All-Star Batman and Robin" with a long run on the "Superman" title as well. Recently Sinclair has colored Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti's DC Rebirth: Harley Quinn, Justice League vs Suicide Squad and Frank Miller's variant cover to Dark Knight III: The Master Race 1 and to the cover and interior work of "Dark Knight Universe Presents: The Atom 1" mini-comic in Frank Miller's DKIII with inks by 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns' Klaus Janson. The colors are the first thing you notice when opening a comic book; colors can set the mood of the story, setting you up for everything else that follows on the page. Everyday is Colorist Appreciation Day on History of the Batman, but today we thank @SincColor and all other colorists that have brought to life the Batman in the past almost 78 years. Thanks for following and we'll have more History of the Batman soon! โœŒ๐Ÿผ๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ“–๐ŸŽจ
 dark knight returns: Afternoon Gothamites! Today is ColoristAppreciationDay where we celebrate the illustrators that bring brilliant color to our favorite penciled and inked comic books! One of the most notable Batman and @DCComics colorist and my personal favorite is Alex Sinclair @SincColor! Throughout the years, Sinclair has contributed his talent to several DC Comics titles such as Astro City, Justice League, Wonder Woman and Young Justice. @SincColor is notably part of the mighty artist Trinity with penciler Jim Lee @JimLeeArt and inker Scott Williams, working on many Batman titles such as "Batman: Hush" (cover to Batman (Vol 1) 615 from July 2003 presented) and "All-Star Batman and Robin" with a long run on the "Superman" title as well. Recently Sinclair has colored Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti's DC Rebirth: Harley Quinn, Justice League vs Suicide Squad and Frank Miller's variant cover to Dark Knight III: The Master Race 1 and to the cover and interior work of "Dark Knight Universe Presents: The Atom 1" mini-comic in Frank Miller's DKIII with inks by 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns' Klaus Janson. The colors are the first thing you notice when opening a comic book; colors can set the mood of the story, setting you up for everything else that follows on the page. Everyday is Colorist Appreciation Day on History of the Batman, but today we thank @SincColor and all other colorists that have brought to life the Batman in the past almost 78 years. Thanks for following and we'll have more History of the Batman soon! โœŒ๐Ÿผ๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ“–๐ŸŽจ

Afternoon Gothamites! Today is ColoristAppreciationDay where we celebrate the illustrators that bring brilliant color to our favorite pen...