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For Batmans 80th Birthday a Lithograph Signed by Bob Kane Up For Grabs

For Batman's 80th Birthday, a Lithograph Signed by Bob Kane Up For Grabs

The actual amount of creative input Bob Kane had into the creation of Batman has been up for dispute for some time Indeed, the image used on this lithograph drawn in his final years, was mostly swiped from Todd McFarlane.But it's still Bob Kane It's signed by him And for Batman's 80th Anniversary, you could[...]

Getting Ready for the Year of the Bat

Getting Ready for the Year of the Bat

Vintage comic book anniversary milestones are my very favorite kind of nerd holiday.  I'm not much of a convention guy (yeah… I know, I know), and of course I love collecting and talking about old paper, so the big gold and silver age anniversaries are definitely my thing. I'm always curious to see what the […]

Report: New York City Is Naming A Street After Batman Co-Creator Bill Finger

Report: New York City Is Naming A Street After Batman Co-Creator Bill Finger

Bill Finger may have gotten the shaft while he was alive, denied credit for co-creating Batman for decades thanks to a deal Bob Kane made with DC Comics specifically prohibiting it, but at least the world has been trying to make things right lately.It was in 2015 that Finger first began receiving credit for co-creating[...]

Hulu Releases Trailer For Batman &#038 Bill &#8211 The Bill Finger Story

Hulu Releases Trailer For Batman & Bill – The Bill Finger Story

Bob Kane is credited for creating Batman in 1939 But there is a lot more to the story and it involved a man named Bill Finger, a struggling writer who helped Kane refine the initial idea and make it into one of the most popular characters in all of comics/literature/film A new documentary, Batman &[...]


An Evening With Legendary DC Artist Joe Giella

An Evening With Legendary DC Artist Joe Giella

Giella had the fortune of working with Bob Kane, and genuinely enjoyed his experiences with him He regaled us with a particular Kane story that many people may not know Back before Kane retired from DC comics, he used to have a TV program where he would draw various Batman characters Giella was actually a[...]


Bill Finger To Get Creator Credit In The Batman Comics As Well As The TV And Movies

Bill Finger To Get Creator Credit In The Batman Comics As Well As The TV And Movies

Early today the news broke by press release to DC Comics' media partner The Hollywood Reporter that writer and co-creator of Batman, Bill Finger, was to get official credit for his contribution creating the character of Batman, and his world, in both the Gotham TV series and the Batman Vs Superman movie.As part of the original Batman deal from[...]

8-Bit Batman &#8211 Classic Covers Redone As 8-Bit Gifs

8-Bit Batman – Classic Covers Redone As 8-Bit Gifs

For the fast approaching Batman Day, September 26th, DC has released these 8-bit gifs showcasing classic Batman Covers including Batman #1 by Bob Kane, he Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller and Batman #9 by Jack Bumley.For the fast approaching Batman Day, September 26th, DC has released these 8-bit gifs showcasing classic[...]

And Finally&#8230 The History Of The DC Universe As It Was

And Finally… The History Of The DC Universe, As It Was

Gilbert, Jim Starlin, Joe Kubert, Arthur Adams, Walter Simonson, Paul Norris, Mike Grell, Mary Wilshire, Andy Kubert, Gil Kane, Kurt Schaffenberger, Bob Kane, Curt Swan, George Pérez, Howard Chaykin, Jan Duursema, Carmine Infantino, Jim Steranko, Gray Morrow, Neal Adams, Murphy Anderson, Dave Gibbons, Gilbert Hernandez, Dan Spiegle, Frank Thorne, Ramona Fradon, Matt Wagner, Ernie Colon, Irwin[...]

Who Knows What Evil Lurks In The Heart Of The Shadow Part I

Who Knows What Evil Lurks In The Heart Of The Shadow? Part I

Bill Finger said that he used The Shadow and other pulp characters for inspiration when creating Batman with Bob Kane and even used one of the Shadow pulp novels, Partners In Peril by Theodore Tinsley as the basis for Batman’s first adventure In the early Batman comics we see the character written in more of[...]


Bob Kane To Get A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Bob Kane To Get A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson, former Robin Chris O'Donnell, Big Bang Theories Jim Parsons, Harry Potter himself Daniel Radcliffe,  upcoming Ant-Man Paul Rudd and Batman creator Bob Kane.The categories are Motion Picture, Television, Recording, Radio and Live Performance/Live Theater.. Kane is getting his for motion pictures A shame there is no Comic Book[...]

New Batman And Joker B&#038W Statues Sprang From DC Collectibles

New Batman And Joker B&W Statues Sprang From DC Collectibles

Sprang began drawing the Dark Knight's adventures in 1943 but as was the case he was a ghost artist and credit went to Bob Kane In 1955 he replaced Curt Swan as the regular artist for the Superman/Batman stories in World's Finest until his retirement in 1963.One off the stories Spran drew, Joker's Millions, was adapted[...]




Batman Vs. Superman: Golden Age Duality During the Great Depression

Batman Vs. Superman: Golden Age Duality During the Great Depression

It could be said that Batman has often coasted by on the mystique of his persona—but that concept wasn't oversaturated during the Bob Kane era Batman looked the part, sure, but his early stories often amounted to sensationalized versions of other detective tales Batman was never going to wow anyone punching through bricks, so his[...]

The Mount Rushmore Of The Comic Industry

The Mount Rushmore Of The Comic Industry

But, does one creation, even as great as this earn them two spots out of four? It’s not like you can separate one from the other.Bob Kane – Batman may be the single most popular comic character ever created He’s been the lead of multiple movies, television and animation series, toys, t-shits, etc[...]

Ty Templeton Shows Us Bob Kanes Batman&#8230 But What About Frank D. Fosters

Ty Templeton Shows Us Bob Kane's Batman… But What About Frank D. Fosters?

I'm sure Bob Kane would have come up with a few more things.. but this is pretty funny.You can see the rest here.Rich adds: Of course there are yet more controversies over the original inspiration for Batman, namely Frank D Foster in 1982, creating Batman and Night-Wing...    These first Batman drawings by Frank Foster are[...]