26 Facts About Bob Kane


Bob Kane was inducted into the comic book industry's Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1993 and into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1996.


Bob Kane studied art at Cooper Union before "joining the Max Fleischer Studio as a trainee animator in the year of 1934".


Bob Kane had two stiff wings that were sticking out, looking like bat wings.


Finger additionally said his suggestions were influenced by Lee Falk's The Phantom, a syndicated newspaper comic strip character with which Bob Kane was familiar as well.


Bob Kane, who had already submitted the proposal for Batman at DC and held a contract, is the only person given an official company credit for Batman's creation.


Bob Kane wrote most of the great stories and was influential in setting the style and genre other writers would emulate.


In 1943, Bob Kane left the Batman comic books to focus on penciling the daily Batman newspaper comic strip.


Bob Kane called me over and said he was going to put a boy in the strip to identify with Batman.


Bob Kane, who had previously created a sidekick for Peter Pupp, proposed adding a boy named Mercury who would have worn a "super-costume".


Bob Kane saw that adding a sidekick would enhance the drama.


Bob Kane brought in a playing card, which we used for a couple of issues for him [the Joker] to use as his playing card.


Bob Kane can be credited and Bob himself, we all played a role in it.


Bob Kane wrote the script of that, so he really was co-creator, and Bob and I did the visuals, so Bob was.


Bob Kane, a frequent moviegoer, mentioned that Jean Harlow was a model for the design and added that "I always felt that women were feline".


Bob Kane created the Scarecrow and drew his first appearance, which was scripted by Finger.


In 1966, Bob Kane retired from DC Comics, choosing to focus on fine art.


Bob Kane enjoyed a post-comics career in television animation, creating the characters Courageous Cat and Cool McCool, and as a painter showed his work in art galleries, although some of these paintings were produced by ghost artists.


In 1989, Bob Kane published the autobiography Batman and Me, with an updated edition Batman and Me: The Saga Continues, in 1996.


Bob Kane worked as a consultant on the 1989 film Batman and its three sequels with directors Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher.


Bob Kane married his first wife, Beverly, in the 1940s, and the two divorced in 1957.


Bob Kane married his second wife, actress Elizabeth Sanders Bob Kane, in 1987.


Bob Kane died November 3,1998, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, at age 83.


Bob Kane is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, California.


Bob Kane was a recipient of the Inkpot Award in 1977, was inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1996.


Bob Kane was added to the National Comics Awards' Roll of Honour in 1999.


Bob Kane's work is housed in collections in New York City's Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and St John's University.