Bob Kane

Bob Kane

Highest Rated: 84% Batman Begins (2005)

Lowest Rated: 9% Catwoman (2004)

Birthday: Oct 24, 1915

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Bob Kane, best known for creating Batman, was interested in comics from an early age; he was a high-school chum of Will Eisner, who would go on to create "The Spirit." Kane studied at the renowned art school Cooper Union in Manhattan, and after graduation joined the Max Fleischer Studio as an assistant animator. He began freelance work in comics two years later, in 1936, contributing work to Eisner's comic studio. The company eventually became DC Comics, and in 1939 Kane created the character Batman. Bruce Wayne made his debut in the May issue of Detective Comics, and was an immediate hit. The characters Robin and the Joker appeared soon after, and the comic book's popularity soared. In 1943, Kane left the Batman comic books to focus on penciling the daily Batman newspaper comic strip. The character earned a television series in 1966, which was another major success. Starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin, the irreverent, campy "Batman" series ran for over 100 episodes, and made the Caped Crusader even more popular. In his later years Kane worked in TV animation, creating the characters Courageous Cat and Cool McCool. Kane was set to make a cameo in Tim Burton's 1989 blockbuster "Batman," but had to drop out for health reasons. He was inducted into the comic book industry's Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1994.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet 81% Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics Unknown (Character) - 2010
84% 94% Batman Begins Writer (Characters) $206.9M 2005
9% 18% Catwoman Characters $40.2M 2004
11% 16% Batman & Robin Writer (Characters) $107.3M 1997
39% 32% Batman Forever Writer $182.5M 1995
No Score Yet 90% Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Writer (Comic Book) $5M 1993
80% 73% Batman Returns Writer $160.3M 1992
78% 62% Batman Writer (Comic Book) - 1966


33% No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Unknown (Guest Star) 1998


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