Home Media Magazine is reporting that the much-beloved 1960s Batman series starring Adam West and Burt Ward will finally be coming to DVD sometime in 2014. Yes, after years of innumerable legal obstacles the cult-favorite is finally coming home to a format that is going through its final death throes.
It’s bittersweet news.
Nonetheless, longtime fan of the series, Conan O’Brien was the first to break the news when he tweeted, “Very excited @WBHomeEnt is releasing the Batman ‘66 Complete TV Series in 2014”. He then posted a picture of himself posing next to the original Batmobile. A Warner Home Video representative confirmed the tweet but didn’t specify when set would be coming out or if it would be available on DVD and Blu-Ray (chances are it’s probably going to be Blu-Ray only).
Although the arrival of Batman on DVD is a bit late, it’s not exactly unexpected. During the San Diego Comic-Con last year Warner Bros. provided registration bags “adorned with images” from the 1966 series while DC began publishing a comic book based on the show last July.
Batman fans, our time is now. Manimal, Automan and Captain Nice fans, don’t worry, your day will come. But not really.