I think the whole concept is lame.
I know I'm gonna get flamed by the 40+ crowd here for this opinion, but I feel the 60s Batman show is one of the worst things to EVER happen to comic books. It's cheesy, goofy, and ridiculous. And I understand that's the charm of the show for many people. But it's also the biggest thing non-comic people associated comics with for many, MANY years afterwards. I think that show had a lot to do with the stigma that comics had attached to them for many years.
Let it be known that I am a member of "the 40+ crowd."
The only disagreement I have with your post is your assumption that comics fans of my generation might be nostalgic about the Batman
television series. The reality is that we lived through those decades of "Biff! Bam! Zowie!" headlines every time comic books made the news, with their implicit assumptions that we must be developmentally disabled or morally depraved to be still be reading comics past age 12. Honestly, until the mid-1980s, my comics collecting was something I tended to conceal from social acquaintances.
Then, beginning with publication of Batman: The Dark Knight,
there was a change in tone. Headlines no longer invoked the on-screen sound effects of the television series. News stories granted some grudging respect to the form. Rolling Stone
magazines ran significant, laudatory articles about The Dark Knight,
and about comics generally, respectively. By the 1992 publication of "The Death of Superman," the general public happily mobbed comics shops nationwide so that they could buy a copy.
The Batman movies directed by Joel Schumacher set the cause back a decade, and there was a period during which the "Biff! Bam! Zowie!" headlines made a reappearance. Nevertheless, with the passage of time, it was inevitable that the new generation of journalists would include a lot of current comics fans in their number. In time, the Schumacher movies rightly came to be seen as unsavory throwbacks to the 1960s, and were effectively relegated to the dustbin of history. Happily, in 2013, an admission that an adult reads and collects comics elicits no more negative judgment than that one enjoys Warner Brothers cartoons.
DC's decision to celebrate the television series, in my opinion, is evidence that the current management of DC, having gained control of the company only a handful of years ago, simply lacks the historical perspective to understand their own customers' disdain for the subject matter. It is to be hoped that this product's failure in the market will serve to educate DC's management.