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Bob Kane was born as Robert Kahn on the 24th October 1915 in New York City, USA of Jewish descent, and was a comic book artist and cartoonist, who was best known all over the world for creating the character of superhero Batman in the DC Comics. He was also recognized for creating Robin, The Joker, Catwoman, etc. He passed away in 1998

So, have you ever wondered how rich Bob Kane was? According to authoritative sources, it was estimated that the total size of Bob’s net worth was over $10 million, an amount which he accumulated through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry.

Bob Kane Net Worth $10 Million

Bob Kane was the child of Augusta and Herman Kahn, who worked as an engraver. He spent his childhood in his hometown, where he attended DeWitt Clinton High School. Upon matriculation, he changed his name from Robert Kahn to Bob Kane, and enrolled at Cooper Union to study art, after which he became a trainee animator at the Max Fleischer Studio in 1934.

Two years later, Bob became active in the field of comics, working on the “Hiram Hick” serial. In 1937 he was hired at Jerry Iger’s studio, Eisner & Iger, which produced comics. He produced a number of works, including the animal feature Peter Pupp in “Jumbo Comics”, Ginger Snap in “More Fun Comics”, Professor Doolittle in “Adventure Comics”, among many others, all of which increased his net worth by a large margin.

Subsequently, in 1939 DC gained great popularity and success with the superhero Superman in “Action Comics”, but they needed more heroes, so Bob created a superhero called Batman, which was influenced by Leonardo da Vinci’s diagram of the ornithopter, Douglas Fairbanks’ film portrayal of Zorro, and the film “The Bat Whispers” (1930). The first story about Batman was written by Bruce Wayne while Bob was in charge of art, and DC became the official company which gained credit for its creation. In May of 1939, Batman debuted in “Detective Comics” #27, almost immediately achieving enormous success. However, Bob left the Batman comics in 1943 in order to focus on the daily Batman newspaper comic strip, which added a considerable amount to his net worth.

Later, he returned to DC and created Robin, which debuted in “Detective Comics” #38, as well as The Joker, which debuted in “Batman” #1. Beside that, he also created Catwoman, Scarecrow, Clayface and the Penguin, all of which increased his net worth as well.

To speak further about his career, upon his retirement from DC Comics in 1966, Bob began to expand his career in TV animation, creating Cool McCool and Courageous Cat. He was also hired as a consultant on the film “Batman” in 1989, and its sequels which were directed by Joel Schumacher and Tim Burton. Other than that, he authored the book “Batman And Me” (1989), and another book entitled “Batman And Me, The Saga Continues” (1996), further increasing his fortune.

In recognition of his accomplishments, Bob was named in 1985 as one of the honorees by the DC Comics company in its publication “Fifty Who Made DC Great”. He was also inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1994, and two year later into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame. Moreover, posthumously he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015.

Speaking about his personal life, Bob Kane was married to actress Elizabeth Sanders until his passing from natural causes at the age of 83, on 3 November 1998 in Los Angeles, California.


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Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Batman vs. Dracula 2005 Video character: Batman
Batman Begins 2005 Video Game Batman created by
Batman Begins 2005 characters
Batman: New Times 2005 Video short characters
World's Finest 2004 Short characters
Grayson 2004 Short characters
Catwoman 2004 characters
Justice League TV Series characters - 6 episodes, 2003 character: Batman - 1 episode, 2004 Batman created by - 1 episode, 2004 creator: "Batman" - 1 episode, 2002
Dark Justice 2003 Short character: Batman
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman 2003 Video character created by: Batman / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Commissioner James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon & Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot/The Penguin - uncredited
Chase Me 2003 Video short creator
Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu 2003 Video Game characters
Batman: Dead End 2003 Short characters: Batman - uncredited
Batman: Dark Tomorrow 2003 Video Game creator
The Death of Batman 2003 Short characters
Birds of Prey 2002 TV Series Batman, Alfred, Joker, Catwoman characters
Dan Harmon's Batman 2002 Short characters
Batman: Vengeance 2001 Video Game based on the Batman characters by / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Commissioner James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon, The Joker & Mr. Zero as Mr. Freeze - uncredited
Batman: Gotham City Racer 2001 Video Game characters
Batman: Chaos in Gotham 2001 Video Game characters
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker 2000 Video character created by: Batman / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman & The Joker - uncredited
Batman Beyond 2000 Video Game characters
Superman TV Series Batman created by - 3 episodes, 1997 creator: Batman - 2 episodes, 1998 - 1999
Batman Beyond: The Movie 1999 TV Movie characters
The New Batman Adventures TV Series Batman created by - 18 episodes, 1997 - 1998 character: Bruce Wayne/Batman - 2 episodes, 1998 characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman & Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth - 2 episodes, 1998 characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Richard "Dick" John Grayson, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth & The Joker - 1 episode, 1998 characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Richard "Dick" John Grayson & Dr. Jervis Tetch/The Mad Hatter - 1 episode, 1998 characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman & Commissioner James 'Jim' Worthington Gordo
Batman & Robin 1998 Video Game characters
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero 1998 Video Batman created by / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Richard "Dick" John Grayson/Robin, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Commissioner James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon & Mr. Zero as Mr. Freeze - uncredited
The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest 1997 TV Movie creator
Batman & Robin 1997 Batman characters
Batman Forever: The Arcade Game 1996 Video Game characters
Batman: The Animated Series TV Series Batman created by - 85 episodes, 1992 - 1995 characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth & Commissioner James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon - 10 episodes, 1992 - 1993 characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman & Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth - 8 episodes, 1992 - 1995 characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Richard "Dick" John Grayson/Robin & Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth - 4 episodes, 1992 - 1995 characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Richard "Dick" John Grayson/Robin, Alfred Thaddeus Crane
Batman Forever 1995 characters
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 1993 character created by: Batman / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Commissioner James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon & The Joker - uncredited
Batman Returns 1992 Video Game characters
Batman Returns 1992 Batman characters
Batman: Revenge of the Joker 1992 Video Game characters
The Dark Knight's First Night 1992 TV Short Batman created by - uncredited / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman & Commissioner James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon - uncredited
Alyas Batman en Robin 1991 characters - uncredited
Batman 1989 Video Game characters
Holy Batmania 1989 Video documentary short Batman creator
Batman 1989 Batman characters
Batman: The Caped Crusader 1988 Video Game characters
The World's Greatest SuperFriends 1979 TV Series character Batman - uncredited
Legends of the Superheroes 1979 TV Series characters: Batman, Robin, Riddler - uncredited
Challenge of the Superfriends 1978 TV Series characters: Batman, Robin, Scarecrow, Riddler - uncredited
The New Adventures of Batman 1977 TV Series characters
Fury of the Dragon 1976 characters: Batman scene
The Three Stooges Follies 1974 comics
The Batman/Superman Hour 1968 TV Series characters
Batman TV Series based upon characters appearing in "Batman" and "Detective" comics magazines created by - 98 episodes, 1966 - 1967 characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Richard "Dick" John Grayson/Robin, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth & Commissioner James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon - 30 episodes, 1966 - 1967 character: Bruce Wayne/Batman - 22 episodes, 1967 - 1968 character: Dick Grayson/Robin - 22 episodes, 1967 - 1968 character: Commissioner James Gordon - 21 episodes, 1967 - 1968 character created by: Ba
Batgirl 1967 TV Short characters
Batman Fights Dracula 1967 Batman character - uncredited
Caprice 1967 Batman television sequence based on characters created by, appearing in Batman and Detective comics magazines
James Batman 1966 character - uncredited
Cool McCool 1966 TV Series creator
Batman: The Movie 1966 character created by: Batman / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Richard "Dick" John Grayson/Robin, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Commissioner James' Jim' Worthington Gordon, The Joker, Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot/The Penguin & Selina Kyle/Catwoman - uncredited
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse TV Series 85 episodes, 1960 - 1962 creator - 45 episodes, 1960 - 1962
Batman and Robin 1949 characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Richard "Dick" John Grayson/Robin, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Commissioner James "Jim" Worthington Gordon & Victoria "Vicky" Vale - uncredited / comic book created by
Batman 1943 characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Richard "Dick" John Grayson/Robin & Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth - uncredited / comic books created by
Arkham: Tales of the Dark Knight 2017 TV Series Batman created by - 2 episodes pre-production
Justice League 2017 characters post-production
The Lego Batman Movie 2017 Batman created by post-production
Batman vs. Two-Face 2017 character created by: Batman announced
Untitled Batman Spin-off Series 2017 TV Series characters pre-production
Caped Crusader: Gotham Underground 2016 characters filming
Batman Unveiled 2016 Short character created by filming
The Batman Batman created by pre-production
Gotham TV Series based on the characters created by - 24 episodes, 2015 - 2016 characters: James "Jim" Worthington Gordon, Bruce Wayne, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot & Selina Kyle - 9 episodes, 2014 - 2015 characters: James "Jim" Worthington Gordon, Bruce Wayne, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, Selina Kyle & Salvatore 'Sal' Vincent "The Boss" Maroni - 4 episodes, 2014 - 2015 characters: James "Jim" Worthington Gordon, Bruce Wayne, Alfred
Batman: Return to Arkham 2016 Video Game character created by: Batman / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Commissioner James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon, The Joker, Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow, Dr. Hugo Strange, Harvey Dent/Two-Face, Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot/The Penguin, Mr. Zero as Mr. Freeze, Victoria "Vicki" Vale, Basil Karlo/Clayface, Dr. Jervis Tetch/The Mad Hatter, Floyd Lawton/Deadshot, Dr. Thomas Wayne & Martha Wayne - uncredited
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders 2016 character created by: Batman / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Commissioner James 'Jim' Gordon, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Selena Kyle/Catwoman, The Joker & Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot/The Penguin - uncredited
Batman: Dante 2016 Short creator
Batman: The Telltale Series 2016 Video Game characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, James "Jim" Worthington Gordon, Harvey Dent, Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot/The Penguin, Victoria "Vicki" Vale, Dr. Thomas Wayne, Martha Wayne & Joe Chill - uncredited
Batman: The Killing Joke 2016 Batman created by
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 Batman created by
Batman: Bad Blood 2016 Video characters
Batman V Arrow 2016 Video character created by: Batman
Season of Infamy 2015 Video Game character created by: Batman - uncredited / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Richard "Dick" John Grayson, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Dr. Jervis Tetch/Mad Hatter & Mr. Zero as Mr. Freeze - uncredited
Sling Bat 2015 Short Batman Creator
LEGO DC Super Heroes: Justice League - Attack of the Legion of Doom! 2015 Video character created by: Batman
Justice League: Gods and Monsters 2015 Video character: Batman
Cartoon Superheroes Abridged 2015 TV Series characters - 1 episode
Batman: Arkham Knight 2015 Video Game character created by: Batman / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Commissioner James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon, Dick Grayson, Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Dr. Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow, Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot/The Penguin & Harvey Dent/Two-Face - uncredited
Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles 2015 TV Mini-Series creator: Batman - 1 episode
Batman Unlimited 2015 TV Series character created by: Batman - 1 episode
DC Super Friends 2015 TV Series character created by: Batman - 4 episodes
Batman vs. Robin 2015 Video Batman created by / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Richard "Dick" John Grayson & Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth - uncredited
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis 2015 Video character created by: Batman
Caped Crusader: The Dark Hours 2014 characters
Gotham's Arkham Knight 2014 TV Mini-Series short second writer - 1 episode
Beware the Batman 2013-2014 TV Series characters - 26 episodes
The Man Who Laughs 2014 Short characters
The Great Mistake of Dr. Miles 2014 Video short characters
Batman: Assault on Arkham 2014 Video Batman created by
Batman: Crusader 2014 Batman created by
Batman: Arkham Origins - Cold, Cold Heart 2014 Video Game character created by: Batman / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Mr. Zero as Mr. Freeze, Victoria "Vicki" Vale, Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot/The Penguin & James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon - uncredited
Son of Batman 2014 Video Batman created by / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Richard "Dick" John Grayson, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth & Commissioner James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon - uncredited
Justice League: War 2014 Video character created by: Batman
JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time 2014 Video characters
Batman: Face to Face 2013 Short characters
Robin's Shopping Trip 2013 Short characters
Batman: Arkham Origins 2013 Video Game character created by: Batman / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Richard "Dick" John Grayson/Robin, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon, The Joker, Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot/The Penguin, Dr. Jervis Tetch/The Mad Hatter & Victoria "Vicki" Vale - uncredited
Batman: Arkham Origins - Blackgate 2013 Video Game character created by: Batman / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon, Selina Kyle/Catwoman, The Joker, Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot/The Penguin & Floyd Lawton/Deadshot - uncredited
Batman's Lego Adventure: Part 1 2013 Short characters - uncredited
Batman's Lego Adventure: Part 2 2013 Short characters - uncredited
Batman's Lego Adventure: Part 3 2013 Short characters - uncredited
Batman's Lego Adventure: Part 4 2013 Short characters - uncredited
The Dark Knight in the Playroom 2013 Video short characters - uncredited
The Dark Knight in the Playroom: Bloopers 2013 Video short characters - uncredited
Honest Trailers 2013 TV Series characters: Batman - 1 episode
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox 2013 Video character created by: Batman
Young Justice TV Series 8 episodes, 2012 - 2013 Batman creator - 16 episodes, 2011 - 2013 creator: Batman - 1 episode, 2013
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 2013 Video character created by: Batman / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Commissioner James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon & The Joker - uncredited
The Batman 2012 Video short characters
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 2012 Video character created by: Batman / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Commissioner James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon, Harvey Dent & The Joker - uncredited
Puppet Master 2012 Short creator - uncredited
The Dark Knight Rises 2012 characters
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes 2012 Video Game creator
Harley Quinn's Revenge 2012 Video Game character created by: Batman / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, The Joker & Victoria "Vicki" Vale - uncredited
Batman Revealed 2012 characters
Batman: Legend of Arkham City 2012 Video characters
Justice League: Doom 2012 Video creator
Batman: Arkham City 2011 Video Game character created by: Batman / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, The Joker, Dr. Hugo Strange, Harvey Dent/Two-Face, Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot/The Penguin, Mr. Zero as Mr. Freeze, Victoria "Vicki" Vale, Basil Karlo/Clayface, Dr. Jervis Tetch/The Mad Hatter, Floyd Lawton/Deadshot, Commissioner James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon, Dr. Thomas Wayne & Martha Wayne - uncredited
Seeds of Arkham 2011 Video short character: Batman
Batman: The Brave and the Bold 2008-2011 TV Series creator: Batman - 63 episodes
Batman: Year One 2011 Video Batman created by / characters: James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon, Bruce Wayne/Batman, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, Selina Kyle/Catwoman, District Attorney Harvey Dent & Victoria "Vicki" Vale - uncredited
Batman: Night's End 2011 Short creator
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse 2010 Video creator
Batman: Under the Red Hood 2010 Video Batman created by / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Richard "Dick" John Grayson, Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth & Commissioner James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon - uncredited
The Joker Blogs 2008-2010 TV Series characters - 14 episodes
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths 2010 Video creator
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies 2009 Video creator
Batman: Arkham Asylum 2009 Video Game character created by: Batman / characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Commissioner James 'Jim' Worthington Gordon, The Joker, Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow, Dr. Thomas Wayne & Martha Wayne - uncredited
Batman: Black and White TV Series creator: Batman - 10 episodes, 2009 character "Batman" - 10 episodes, 2008
Batman Date with Destiny 2009 Short characters
Lego Batman: The Videogame 2008 Video Game characters - uncredited
Indiana Jones and the Relic of Gotham 2008 Short characters
The Dark Knight 2008 characters
Batman: Gotham Knight 2008 Video creator
Justice League: The New Frontier 2008 Video creator
Batman: The Dark Knight 2008 Video short based on characters created by
Arkham Asylum Fan Film 2007 Short comic book characters
The Batman 2004-2006 TV Series comic strip - 7 episodes
Teen Titans TV Series character: Robin - 17 episodes, 2003 - 2006 character "Robin" - 3 episodes, 2003 - 2005

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Suicide Squad 2016 characters: Floyd Lawton/Deadshot, The Joker & Bruce Wayne/Batman - uncredited
Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered 2014 TV Short creator: Batman
The Dark Knight 2008 comic book artist: Batman
Justice League 2001-2003 TV Series creator - 6 episodes
Batman & Robin 1997 project consultant
Batman Forever 1995 project consultant
Batman Returns 1992 project consultant
Batman 1989 project consultant
Cool McCool 1966 TV Series script editor - 1966

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics 2010 Video documentary art contributor
Batman Unmasked 2008 TV Movie documentary art contributor
De Superman 2001 TV Movie documentary art work

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bird of Steel! 2016 special thanks filming
Batman: The Shattered Cowl 2016 in memory of
Bane v Superman: The Movie 2016 Short special thanks
ABCs of Superheroes 2015 Jens thanks
Batman Returns: Rob Burman on Mold Making and Costumes 2012 Documentary short special thanks
Batman Consequences 2011 Video short the producers and director wish to thank
Batman Date with Destiny 2009 Short grateful acknowledgment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Riddle Me This: Why Is Batman Forever? 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bob 1993 TV Series Himself
The Bat, the Cat, and the Penguin 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
In the Director's Chair: The Man Who Invented Edward Scissorhands 1990 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics 2010 Video documentary Himself
Batman and Me: A Devotion to Destiny, the Bob Kane Story 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Legends of the Dark Knight: The History of Batman 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the Knight 2005 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Reinventing a Hero 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Legend Reborn 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Road to Gotham City 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Batman Returns Villains: Catwoman 2005 Video documentary short Himself
De Superman 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Troldspejlet 1989 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On October 21, 2015. At 6764 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form The Dark Knight (2008) · Christopher Nolan (story/screenplay/director)
· David S. Goyer (story)
· Jonathan Nolan (screenplay)
2006 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form Batman Begins (2005) · Christopher Nolan (director/screenplay)
· David S. Goyer (story/screenplay)
1993 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Batman Returns (1992) · Tim Burton (director)
· Daniel Waters (story/screenplay)
· Sam Hamm (story)
1990 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Batman (1989) · Tim Burton (director)
· Sam Hamm (screenplay, story)
· Warren Skaaren (screenplay)


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#Fact
1 Following his death, he was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) in Los Angeles, California.
2 He was inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1996.
3 He was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 21, 2015 (three days before what would have been his 100th birthday).
4 His work is available to see in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City and St. John's University in Jamaica, New York.
5 Kane retired from DC Comics in 1966, choosing to focus on fine art.
6 Co-created with Sheldon Moldoff, the character of Bette Kane (the original Batgirl).
7 Co-created (with Bill Finger and Gardner Fox), Bruce Wayne's mother Martha Wayne and co-created (with Bill Finger, Jerry Robinson and Gardner Fox), Bruce Wayne's father Dr. Thomas Wayne.
8 Co-created David Wood (uncredited) and Sheldon Moldoff (uncredited) the villain Dr. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze.
9 Co-created with Bill Finger the Batman allies of Police Commissioner James Gordon and photographer Vicki Vale as well as the concept of the Batmobile and Gotham City.
10 Co-created with Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson Batman's sidekick Dick Grayson/Robin, Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred Pennyworth, gangster Anthony "Tony" Zucco and Batman's most famous villain in his rogues gallery The Joker.
11 Co-created with Bill Finger the Batman villains cat burglar Selina Kyle/Catwoman, umbrella loving Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot/The Penguin, former District Attorney Harvey Dent/Two-Face, the master of fear Dr. Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow, shapeshifter Basil Karlo/Clayface, psychiatrist Dr. Hugo Strange and gangster Salvatore Vincent "The Boss" Maroni.
12 Attended high school and was good friends with "The Spirit" creator Will Eisner.
13 Was inspired to create Batman by the mystery film The Bat Whispers (1930).
14 Worked as an animator before entering the comic book industry.
15 Was inspired by Conrad Veidt in "The Man Who Laughs" (1928) to create Batman's nemesis, The Joker.
16 In his later years, Kane was married to actress Elizabeth Sanders, who had minor roles in three Batman films: Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997).
17 Was set to have a cameo in Tim Burton's first Batman (1989) film, but had to back out due to poor health. He sketched the picture of the man-bat shown to Alexander Knox (Robert Wuhl) that appears in the film.
18 The character Alfred Pennyworth was patterned after the servant Bernardo in the Zorro series. Sir Anthony Hopkins appeared in The Mask of Zorro (1998), at one point pretending to be the servant Bernardo. Hopkins was later offered the role of Alfred Pennyworth in Batman Begins (2005), which he turned down.
19 When signing a print of Batman and Robin in flight for an old friend, signed it "Bats Wishes Always".
20 Gave Adam West, who portrayed Batman on the 1960s television series, a drawing of Batman with the inscription "To my buddy Adam, who breathed life into my pen and ink creation.".
21 In 1939, he was a freelance artist with a small studio of artists to assist/ghost pencil his work. Among these young comic creators was the writer of the group, Bill Finger. They were hired by Kane, not National and all work to come out of the studio was credited to Bob Kane. When National Comics (eventually DC Comics) editor Vin Sullivan asked him to create the next "Superman", he created "The Batman", who he drew in a red outfit, a mask in the style of Zorro, and a glider based on a sketch by Leonardo Da Vinci and the film The Bat Whispers (1930). He asked Finger for advice. It was Finger who suggested giving Batman a scalloped cape and an eared cowl, and he changed the costume from red to gray. He also introduced the detective aspect to Batman's character. He wrote the first Batman comic and many more. However, he died poor and uncredited. Years later, Kane expressed regret over this, yet he never allowed Finger to be credited as a co-creator.
22 Personally recommended Jack Nicholson for the role of the Joker in the original Batman (1989) film.
23 His famous comic book character Batman made his debut in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. This is now a collector's classic and a near mint comic book can fetch up to $1,000,000 (in 2011).
24 Stated in Cinescape magazine that of all the actors who played Batman, he felt that Val Kilmer did this the best.
25 The name Bruce Wayne is derived from Scottish history's Robert the Bruce and Revolutionary War General "Mad" Anthony Wayne.
26 He created Batman from a combination of Zorro (a wealthy playboy/masked hero), the Shadow (a dark superhero), and Dracula (a bat-like creature).
27 Created the comic superhero Batman in May 1939, along with the writer Bill Finger who went uncredited in his role of co-creator.
28 Kane also created the television cartoon characters Courageous Cat, Minute Mouse and Cool McCool.

#Quote
1 There were other Batman writers throughout the years but they could never capture the style and flavor of Bill's scripts. Bill Finger was the best writer in the business and it seemed that he was destined to write Batman.
2 Bill Finger was a contributing force on Batman right from the beginning. He wrote most of the great stories and was influential in setting the style and genre other writers could emulate. I made Batman a superhero-vigilante when I first created him. Bill turned him into a scientific detective.
3 [on uncredited Batman co-creator Bill Finger] Now that my longtime friend and collaborator is gone, I must admit that Bill never received the fame and recognition he deserved. He was an unsung hero. I often tell my wife, if I could go back fifteen years, before he died, I would like to say "I'll put your name on it now. You deserve it.".
4 [on director Tim Burton]: Tim has a great vision. Unfortunately, he gets so involved with the characterization of the villains, and the scenic backgrounds, that at times he forgets about the storyline.

#Trademark
1 Square signature in the corner of a page
2 Known for keeping characters alive regardless of how many times they appear to have died
3 Often drew his heroes in black and grey and his villains in bright colours
4 Frequently deals with dark themes in his comics
5 Often based comic characters on well known figures
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