Re Poll 1
Who was more significant?
I picked Adam West
In many ways it depends on.how old you are and whether you are male or female.
I am not sure if the Adventures of Superman was ever an evening show. If it was nobody here is old enough to remember it. That affects influence. I saw it in the afternoon and I am 69. It was a show for kids.
The other two were evening shows for a wide range of audiences.
Adam West dominated as a version of Batman. So much that the Silver Age might be separated into.two parts Before the TV show and after.
Adam West.WAS Batman and he did this version well. But The show caused the comics to reflect it. And I was 16 and the comics were unreadable. The writers could not write the way the show was but they tried and failed miserably. So i left comics for 7 years.
Batman TV show was such that the Batman movie of 89 was difficult to.sell. Batman was Camp and Camp didn’t sell.
Even ten years later you can see the influence of the Batman TV show on.the Wondet Woman show. It had elements of tomgue in check at best and parody at worst. Like Cloris Leachman and the harp.
Lynda Carter almost caused the show to rise above that but couldn’t. She was true to the character and never made fun of it. But the show did.
If I was a young female watching the show that would be enough. At last a female character that was brave honest true powerful and many other things. But I am male
Who was more true to the original
The Batman TV show ruined the character and established a foolish version.as the version for decades.
Superman.was limited by the special effects of the day The flying was unconvincing and only the bullets bouncing off his chest worked… Superman in.the last episode of Justice League Unlimited said the world was made of paper.mache. that was clearly evident on the walls and props on this show.
George Reeve as Clark Kent was much better than the one in the Comics. He was warm and masculine, winking at the audience. Not like the comics
Wonder Woman was a model for everybody. She was not knowlegable about Man’s World. But again she was the most brave honest truthful empathetic strongest and smartest person in the room as either Diana Prince or Wonder Woman