A half-century ago, kids watching "Batman," the mid-1960s comic melodrama starring Adam West and Burt Ward, were mesmerized by the colors and the costumed fiends and the Batmobile and the "Bam!" "Sock!" "Kapow!" and "Wham!" graphics that accompanied fight scenes.
Today, the same viewers watching the newly released three-season DVD set of "Batman" are more likely to enjoy the witty, funny and occasionally downright weird one-liners that sailed above their heads 50 years ago.