While NBC may have canceled Powerless last month, the network in collaboration with DC Entertainment have made a nice gesture today: Uploading one of the final works to feature the late, great Adam West.
If you look below, you can see the full episode “Win, Luthor, Draw” for the first time. After NBC pulled the show from their primetime schedule, there were several episodes that unfortunately went unaired. This is one of them, and while we do still lament the fact that the show was canceled (ultimately, it was put on the wrong network in the first place), it’s nice that a small cameo from him is now out there for everyone to see:
Following his passing, DC Entertainment President Geoff Johns issued a statement where he had the following to say:
“Like many others, Adam West as Batman was part of my childhood. Watching those reruns every day after school, Batman made reading comics that much more real for me growing up.”
Meanwhile, publisher Jim Lee added that “Batman’s popularity will be forever linked with Adam West … He brought joy to legions of fans around the world and was the gateway for many of them to discover or in some cases rediscover their love of comic books. He’ll be deeply missed.”
This is far from the only medium in which West is being honored in some shape or form this week. Earlier this week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti honored the actor by lighting the Bat-signal at City Hall, an iconic symbol of his Batman TV series that helped to kick off widespread interest in the character. Meanwhile, Fox will honor him by airing a repeat of a recent Family Guy episode that featured him prominently on Sunday. Many actors and performers have already shared tributes, and more than likely more will come out in the aftermath of his passing. He was, after all, one of the most influential figures when it comes to Batman or any creative expression of the character.
Be sure to share some more of your thoughts on West’s Powerless cameo in the comments below. Of course, our thoughts and condolences will continue to go out to his family and friends during what has to be a difficult time. (Photo: NBC.)