Bob Kane

Bob Kane

Also known as Kane, Robert

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

ItemRealized
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, Jerry Robinson, and George Roussos Batman #9 Story Page 5 Original Art (DC, 1942)
Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, and George Roussos Batman #9 Story Page 5 Original Art (DC, 1942)....
Lot 92015
Auction 7137
Saturday, May 14, 2016
$21,510.00
Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, and George Roussos Batman #13 "The Batman Plays a Lone Hand" page 13 Original Art (D...
Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, and George Roussos Batman #13 "The Batman Plays a Lone Hand" page 13 Original Art (DC, 1...
Lot 93138
Auction 7023
Saturday, August 7, 2010
$19,120.00

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