batman was one of my favorite tv shows. during fight scenes it used a lot of onomatopoeia by splashing words on the tv screen…like “POW!” and “BOOM!” maybe that was there way of getting around the censors for violence? regardless, it became an icon.
i bet they saved a lot of footage and editing doing that. plus, it was weirdly cool.
(i should buy one of those subscription sites where i can use any of their images without copyright issues.)