For decades, Adam West was the only Bat in town: a campy, upbeat, quipping hero in a form-fitting cotton suit. As well as fighting bad guys, he encouraged young fans to wear seat belts, do their homework, eat vegetables and always drink milk – but always with a wry smile and tongue firmly in cheek.
‘Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’ (1993–1997)
This ’90s series featured Dean Cain as an unabashed hunk in very silly trunks. His sparkly-eyed Superman looked as good in a sharp suit as he did in Lycra, and had a habit of hovering outside the window of his love interest Lois Lane.
We love smoothie Superman – but camp-as-Christmas Adam West is our square-jawed hero.