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Thursday, December 8, 2011

RIP Jerry Robinson 1922-2011

Creator of the Joker, Bob Kane's First Ghost, Legend.
One of my heroes from the Golden Age of Comics-- this blog isn't big enough to write all of his accomplishments here.   An actual LEGEND in the world of comics and someone I had the pleasure of meeting on a number of occasions.  Robinson was a true gentlemen and an amazing talent.

From News
Jerry Robinson, a pioneer of the comics form best known by fans for creating the Joker but also praised for his work as a comics historian and creator rights advocate, has died at age 89.

Robinson was born in Trenton, New Jersey. He was discovered by Batman creator Bob Kane when Kane noticed the 17 year old wearing a jacket decorated with comic art and inquired as to who did the work. He started working on Batman in 1939 with both Kane and Bill Finger. Robinson co-created Robin and was the main creative influence behind Two-Face and Alfred. He is known for creating Batman’s most formidable archrival the Joker.

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