Batman: All 20 Batsuits ranked from worst to best

Photo: Batman Returns. Image Courtesy Warner Bros. / DC Universe
Photo: Batman Returns. Image Courtesy Warner Bros. / DC Universe /
14 of 20
Batman, Adam West
Kino. Batman: The Movie, aka: Batman hält die Welt in Atem, USA, 1967, Regie: Leslie H. Martinson, Darsteller: Adam West. (Photo by FilmPublicityArchive/United Archives via Getty Images) /

7. Batman (1966)

Few Batsuits are as iconic as this one. It might look ineffective to audiences now, but this classic Batsuit sustained itself for the three seasons of the legendary 1966 Batman TV series (as well as its feature film counterpart) and helped earn Adam West a well-deserved place in pop-culture history.

One thing that makes it so timeless is the fact that it was identical to the Batsuit in the comics at the time. The blue cowl and cape meshed really well with the all-grey body suit, while the iconic yellow bat-symbol and utility belt finished it off to perfection. And on that note, no Batsuit has had a better utility belt than this one. Sure, the series had the Caped Crusader store whatever the plot needed him to in there, but it also looked like it was capable of housing all of those gadgets and more.

This Batsuit was a work of genius because it really fit the kooky and cartoonish world of the series. Yes, Batman was a man who dressed like a giant Bat, but he was also a well-respected duly-deputized agent of the law. He could be intimidating if he wanted to be, but he was also quite friendly, and the suit captured all of that (and more).

This was what Batman looked like for a whole generation, and the late, great Adam West wore that look remarkably well.