Few things get comic book fans --- not to mention hardcore Batman-lovers --- more irate than the thought of the campy 1960s "Holy haberdashery!"-era "Batman' TV show. It took 20 years and the vision of director Tim Burton for the Batman mythos to live the campy TV show down. Surprisingly, it lived on in Japan even longer in the form of manga.
Perhaps it's the ability to look back on this time with nostalgia from the relative comfort of a time when a Batman movie is seriou