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Adam West, Burt Ward And Julie Newmar Will Bring The Classic Vibe To Phoenix Comicon As The Stars Of The Original, Campy TV Batman Will Make An Appearance At The Southwest’s Pop Culture Showcase


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

April 28, 2014 — The classic 1960s version of Batman will invade Phoenix Comicon in July as the iconic Adam West along with former co-stars Burt Ward and Julie Newmar will appear in June at the Phoenix Convention Center.

“We are thrilled to have Adam, Burt and Julie give Phoenix Comicon a huge “POW!” and “BAM!” of fun for this year's Convention,” said Matt Sorberg, convention director of Phoenix Comicon.

The 86-year-old West got his start as a sidekick on a children’s television show in Hawaii before moving to Hollywood in 1959. Seven years later, he got the role of Batman that would define his career.

West often reprised his role as Batman/Bruce Wayne. In 1979, West once again put on the Batsuit for the live-action TV special Legends of the Superheroes.
Most recently, West has done voice over work, most notably as a fictional version of himself as mayor of Quahog, Rhode Island on the animated series Family Guy.

Julie Newmar, 81, was a star of stage and screen well before becoming Catwoman in 1966. A legendary sex-symbol, Newmar had a cameo role in the gender-bending drama starring Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo, To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar.

Burt Ward is best known for his portrayal of Robin in the television series Batman (1966–68) and its theatrical film spin-off. After Batman, Ward re-emerged to act in more than 30 made-for-television films. In 1985, DC Comics named Ward as one of the honorees in the company's 50th anniversary publication Fifty Who Made DC Great for his work on the Batman series.

Entering its twelfth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 65,000 attendees from June 5 to 8 convention at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix.

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