Originally Posted by shauner111
Yes the show was true to some comics at the time but the tone wasn't the true original depiction of Batman. So it's a weird thing. The silver-age is one thing but that kind of goofiness we got on the show was a far cry from the first few years of his inception.
Neither were the sci-fi stories and team-ups with various superheroes. It all happened and it's cool but Batman was meant to be a dark, tragic, serious character who battles dark criminals in Gotham City. That's why people ignore the fact that West might have been close to certain comics. They may see the source material as ridiculous.
"Neither were the sci-fi stories and team-ups with various superheroes".
On the actual Adam West TV show, he only met the Green Hornet and Kato, who only marginally, if at all, belong to the genre (they predate Superman and Zatara by two years or so). As noted, the Green Hornet TV show stayed true to the tone of the radio show. In any event, an en masse meetup did not occur till those two 1979 specials.