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Bob Kane and Batman

So, today happens to be the birthday of Batman co-creator Bob Kane. I say co-creator, because while he may have came up with the initial idea, co-creator Bill Finger did in fact flesh out the concept into the one that premiered in Detective Comics 27 in 1939. Despite this, Kane is the only 'official' creator acknowledged by DC Comics, and in the various media.

Additionally, Kane did much less of the artwork than you would think. He was officially 'ghosted' by Dick Sprang while he worked on the daily Batman strip, but once he returned to the Batman book, he brought along several ghosts of his own that he had hired...unbeknownst to DC at the time!

Kane's involvement in the creation of other characters in the Batman mythology is also disputed, though most agree that many of them were collaborative efforts with Finger and artist Jerry Robinson. (Two-Face, however, appears to be Kane's and Kane's alone).

So yes, Kane was an integral part of the creation of Batman and the Bat-verse. But he didn't do it alone, a fact of which I wish would get mentioned a lot more often....

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