Mike & Max,
I think you guys are right about the CARTOONS being the primary cause of Adam West’s high appearance count as Batman.
There were the -Super-Friends -Scooby-Doo -New Adventures of Batman (1977) -Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour (1978)
….And even live action pilots for ‘Batgirl’ and then ‘Legends of the Super-Heroes’ (featuring Hawk-Man, Flash, and others).
Of course, I don’t count voice acting as starring as Batman, so these cartoons and the “appearances” of Kevin Conroy don’t really count in my mind.
Thanks for listening, David.
Maybe “performance” is more accurate than “appearance,” but I totally count the voice acting. If I’m reading a Batman comic or something, Kevin Conroy’s voice has always been the one I’ve heard in my head.