The Day I Met Adam West

Adam West at the 2011 Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, U.S” by ovoviviparous is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Adam West died at this time last year — June 7, 2017. I remember reading the news at first light, the corona of my phone cutting the bedroom murk. He was eighty-eight and still playing Batman, having voiced the character in two direct-to-DVD animated movies made in the style of the 1966 show, the one he made ineluctable. The second film, Batman vs. Two-Face, came out after his death, on October 10, my birthday. It was his final performance. After…



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Anthony Aycock

Writer. Teacher. Librarian. Lover of books, cats, and comic cons. Hater of vegetables.