The Borgified Corpse wrote:
Batman was also a government agent in the 1966 Adam West movie.
Not in the sense I mean. In the '43 serial he was a secret
agent working for the federal
government, with his true identity known to his superiors, and his mandate was to battle spies, saboteurs, and enemies of the United States rather than fighting domestic crime. In the '66 series and film, Batman was a duly deputized officer of the Gotham City Police Department, which was unaware of his true identity.