Lots to discuss this weekend. There’s the entirely predictable bombing of Universal’s putative “Dark Universe” before it even left the crypt. Then there’s the end of Tim Lucas’ Video Watchdog after nearly 30 years of publication.
The saddest news, of course, was the passing of Adam West. There was a time when nerds largely disowned West’s Batman, as it might suggest to norms that comic books were (shock) goofy and childish. Well, comics have gotten a lot more literary since then, and nerd culture is triumphant now, so it seems like we can embrace the show again. I always liked it, and always thought there was room for both West’s and Nolan’s Batman. I’m glad West lived long enough to see that day too. RIP, Mr. West.
Ah, Gold Key. Even when the books were mediocre, as they generally were, the painted covers were fantastic.