Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Batman 1966

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Batman, the TV series starring Adam West and Burt Ward.

Responsible for the BIFF! BAM! POW! perception of superheroes that fans resented for decades, it has been looked on more fondly of late, and referenced in later interpretations like The Brave And The Bold and even the super-straight Nolan Batman films.

In adapting Batman to be kid and censor friendly, they kept a lot of the over-the-top villains and some of the style from the post Comics Code era and glossed over what drove him to fight them, so much so that he’s really a different character with some props in common and some of the same rogues’ gallery.

What would a kids’ show version of your setting look like? These days the changes might not be as extreme for relatively family-friendly stories - compare the Star Wars animated series from the 80s and the last decade, for example.


  1. I suspect a kid-friendly version of our Chronicles Of Cidri campaign would look a lot like the old Dungeons & Dragons cartoon.

    1. Hopefully without all those The Group Is Always Right morals!