Christian Bale, most would say, made an incredible Batman. Long-time fans of the character also champion Kevin Conroy, who voiced the Caped Crusader through numerous animated incarnations. Michael Keaton’s turn is deeply underrated, that kid on Gotham is doing yeoman’s work, and though I have my fears about Batman v Superman, I think Ben Affleck is going to rock the doors off the thing. They’re all great performers, they all do justice to the character… and yet whenever I see them, some small part of my brain whispers a simple reminder: none of them are Adam West. Without him, none of them would have had their shot at the cape and cowl, and for all the derision foisted on his campy take on the Dark Knight, his version has endured for almost half a century. We’ve waited decades to see his Batman anywhere outside of a bootleg DVD; this week, our long national nightmare is finally over. Hit the jump for my full Batman: The Complete TV Series Blu-ray review.