Friday, October 24, 2014

Honoring Batman co-creator Bob Kane on his 99th Birthday

Today is a very special day for Batfans to honor and remember worldwide, as October 24th marks the birthdate of the Caped Crusader's late and great co-creator - comic book artist extraordinaire Robert Kahn... Better known by his legally changed name of Bob Kane!

Best known for conceptualizing the character who would become The Dark Knight based on influences from Zorro and Leonardo Da Vinci's work on the  ornithopter, Bob would be paired together with writer Bill Finger, the latter of which would suggest giving his brainchild the iconic cape and cowl that would become the character's trademark look. 

Working together, the pair finally debuted their efforts with the origin of "The Bat-Man" in Detective Comics #27, which was released in May of 1939 and became a critical and commercial success. Since then Batman has become a cultural phenomenon, and his influence and constant evolution through the years has transformed the DC Comics character into a legend, which is honored this year as well with the celebration of the hero's 75th Anniversary.

While Kane passed away on November 3, 1998, his legacy lives on in the character he helped bring to life, which continues to popularize and entertain millions worldwide.

As such, this writer, blogger, multimedia artist, and cosplayer shall remember the man with this collage in honor of his nameday.

Happy 99th Birthday, Bob Kane!

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