Late night TV show host Conan O’Brien broke the news yesterday on Twitter that the 1960’s TV show Batman will finally be coming to home video. This is what Conan posted on Twitter:
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) January 15, 2014
Batman, staring Adam West, first aired on ABC in 1966 and lasted 120 episodes. The rights to the home video release have long been in a legal dispute. The TV show was produced by 20th Century Fox, but the characters are owned by Warner Bros. Entertainment. For years now, the two giant entertainment companies couldn’t agree on how they were going to split the profits from a home release of Batman. I’m so glad that they could finally come to an agreement on how to divvy up my money.
It sure took them long enough.
I’ve looked forward to the day when I could own a box-set of the greatest comic book TV show ever made. This show was such a huge part of my childhood, in syndication, after its run on ABC.