ANDY FISH

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

GREAT BATMAN ARTISTS #9: Bob Kane


With the help of his friend Bill Finger, Bob Kane created Batman and defined the look.  Taking his cues from The Shadow of the Pulps he came up with a character to counter Superman-- instead of bright and colorful, he was dark and somber.

Kane's draftsmanship has often been called crude- and it certainly is, but in the twisted world of the early Batman (called The Bat Man at the time) it's a perfect match.

Kane soon began using a LOT of ghosts so how long he contributed art is the subject of heated debate, but give the man his due, those early Batman stories stand out from the other products of its time.

Kane's Batman looked more villain than hero, and that's the appeal
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