Batman’s co-creator was born 104 years ago…
Hey, look, for years we’ve taken shots at Bob Kane — who was born Oct. 24, 1915, and died in 1998 — for being a charlatan where the credit for Batman is concerned.
But, you still have to give the guy props for coming up with the basic concept to begin with — even if Bill Finger was the Caped Crusader’s true creative force.
Anyway, in the past we’ve noted Kane’s birthday by saluting his ghost artists or paying homage to Finger.
This year, it’s time to simply give the devil his due. So, here is our first-ever 13 COVERS retrospective on Bob Kane.
And as you’ll see, he illustrated some bona fide classics:
— A BILL FINGER Tribute: BATMAN From 1939 to Today. Click here.
— 13 COVERS: Saluting the Ghosts of BOB KANE. Click here.
Cover images and credits from the gothic Grand Comics Database.