Yes, it’s another birthday, this time for Batman. Well, okay, not so much Batman as Adam West, who turns 79 today. Though he has never really been able to escape his association with this particular role, in later life he seems to have made peace with it and has turned the 1960s Batman into a cult icon.
The caped crusader originally of DC Comics fame is actually only 68, making West reasonably well preserved. Must be something in that tool belt – that, or all the time spent in tights and a leotard. And the Boy Wonder? Burt Ward, who played Robin, turned 62 in July.
My favorite thing about the Batman I remember as a kid? You got it – the Batmobile!