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Separated At Birth: Todd McFarlane, Bob Kane, Batman And Akira
One you find out that a guy has literally 27 assistants helping out–it doesn't seem quite as impressive." Todd McFarlane on Detective Comics for DC Comics While Todd himself has his work on Batman Year Two reused by either the last person – or the first person – you'd expect. Comcis Scene cover by Bob Kane A cover for[...]
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Bob Kane, co-creator of Batman (and for decades credited as the sole creator of Batman, thanks to the kind of deal with DC Comics that they would never give to others), lived to both see and benefit from the success of the character Indeed, he was one of the most financially successful comic book creators[...]
The History Of DC Original Artwork At Auction - Kirby, Kane, Kubert +
Joe Kubert and Jaime Hernandez,  Dave Gibbons and Jack Kirby, as well as the likes of Bob Kane and Joe Orlando, Murphy Anderson, Ramona Fradon, Gil Kane, Jim Steranko, and Gene Colan, Michael Kaluta, P Craig Russell, Jim Starlin, Jim Aparo, and Frank Thorne, Bill Sienkiewicz, Matt Wagner, Howard Chaykin, and Brian Bolland. History Of DC[...]
Highest Graded Batman #1 CGC 9.4 Zooms Past $1M Mark at Auction
The Batman stories in the issue were scripted by Bill Finger and drawn by Bob Kane, with art assistance from Jerry Robinson and Sheldon Moldoff. Batman #1 CGC 9.4, 1940 from DC Comics.   By way of comparison, an Action Comics #1 CGC 9.0 sold for $3,207,852 in 2014 — a record for any comic book.  This Batman #1[...]
Highest Graded Batman #1 CGC 9.4 Zooms Past $1M Mark at Auction
The Batman stories in the issue were scripted by Bill Finger and drawn by Bob Kane, with art assistance from Jerry Robinson and Sheldon Moldoff. Batman #1 CGC 9.4, 1940 from DC Comics. Batman #1 had an on-sale date of April 24, 1940 according to Library of Congress Catalog of Copyright Entries Periodical records for that year[...]
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
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
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 & 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
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
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 – 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… 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[...]