I am not a Batman expert. I mostly only know the movies and the TV series. I have pretty much never read the comic itself.
I was wondering why the 1960s Batman TV series was done campy rather than straight. Did this reflect the Batman comics of the time? I thought the original comic was pretty dark, similar to the recent Batman Begins movie.
Was it more in response to 60s popular culture? (I was an infant at the time and don’t remember much about the 60s).
Or was it just an idea that seemed good at the time?
I have to say I never liked the TV show which I saw in reruns in the late 1960s and early 1970s. I probably at the time would have preferred a more straightforward approach, like the Superman TV show from the 1950s.