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Bob Kane

Bob Kane

Nationality: American

Biography:
(American, 1915-1998): was the Golden Age comic book artist and writer, credited as the creator of the iconic DC superhero Batman. One of the most financially successful comic book creators, Kane worked much like a newspaper syndicate cartoonist, in that he often relied on or directed the efforts of a pool of uncredited creators, including writer, and some say Batman co-creator, Bill Finger, and artists Jerry Robinson, George Roussos, Shelly Moldoff, and Lew Sayre Schwartz. As Kane's DC comic book production tapered off in the sixties, he parlayed his Batman status into minor celebrity. He had a post-comic book career in TV animation, creating the characters Courageous Cat and Cool McCool. As an easel painter, he showed his work in art galleries. In 1989, Kane published his autobiography Batman and Me, with a second volume Batman and Me, The Saga Continues, in 1996

 

Bob Kane Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, and George Roussos Batman #9 "The Four Fates" Title Page 1 Original Art (DC, 1942)...
Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, and George Roussos Batman #9 "The Four Fates" Title Page 1 Original Art (DC, 1942)....
Lot 92102
Auction 7087
Saturday, February 22, 2014
$50,787.50
Bob Kane - Large Vintage Batman Specialty Illustration Original Art (dated 1941)
Bob Kane - Large Vintage Batman Specialty Illustration Original Art (dated 1941)....
Lot 41433
Auction 829
Friday, August 8, 2008
$47,800.00
Bob Kane - Original Comic Strip Art for Batman dated 10/29/43 (Detective Comics, Inc./McClure Newspaper Syndicate, 1943)...
Bob Kane - Original Comic Strip Art for Batman dated 10/29/43 (Detective Comics, Inc./McClure Newspaper Syndicate, 1943). A ...
Lot 6673
Auction 806
Thursday, March 6, 2003
$43,700.00
Bob Kane Autographed Gold Foil Bat Symbol Seal (undated)
Bob Kane Autographed Gold Foil Bat Symbol Seal (undated)....
Lot 13635
Auction 121815
Sunday, April 15, 2018
$94.00
Bob Kane - Batman Limited Edition Print #253/2500 (Warner Brothers Gallery, 1997)
Bob Kane - Batman Limited Edition Print #253/2500 (Warner Brothers Gallery, 1997)....
Lot 11827
Auction 121813
Sunday, April 1, 2018
$143.40

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ItemCurrent Bid or Price
Bob Kane Batman Sketch Original Art (c. 1970s)
Bob Kane Batman Sketch Original Art (c. 1970s)....
Lot 94620
Auction 7187
Saturday, May 12, 2018
$160.00
Bob Kane Batman Painting Original Art (undated)
Bob Kane Batman Painting Original Art (undated)....
Lot 94621
Auction 7187
Saturday, May 12, 2018
$240.00

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