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For Batman's 80th Birthday, a Lithograph Signed by Bob Kane Up For Grabs

For Batman’s 80th Birthday, a Lithograph Signed by Bob Kane Up For Grabs

The actual amount of creative input Bob Kane had into the creation of Batman has been up for dispute for some time. Indeed, the image used on this lithograph drawn in his final years, was mostly swiped from Todd McFarlane. But it’s still Bob Kane. It’s signed by him. And for Batman’s 80th Anniversary, you […]

Getting Ready for the Year of the Bat

Vintage comic book anniversary milestones are my very favorite kind of nerd holiday.  I’m not much of a convention guy (yeah… I know, I know), and of course I love collecting and talking about old paper, so the big gold and silver age anniversaries are definitely my thing. I’m always curious to see what the […]

Report: New York City Is Naming A Street After Batman Co-Creator Bill Finger

Bill Finger may have gotten the shaft while he was alive, denied credit for co-creating Batman for decades thanks to a deal Bob Kane made with DC Comics specifically prohibiting it, but at least the world has been trying to make things right lately. It was in 2015 that Finger first began receiving credit for […]

Hulu Releases Trailer For Batman & Bill – The Bill Finger Story

Bob Kane is credited for creating Batman in 1939. But there is a lot more to the story and it involved a man named Bill Finger, a struggling writer who helped Kane refine the initial idea and make it into one of the most popular characters in all of comics/literature/film. A new documentary, Batman & […]


An Evening With Legendary DC Artist Joe Giella

In the real world I don’t always write for Bleeding Cool. As it were, I’m an assistant to a signature series dealer, Rich Henn. I travel to various events and private signings to both assist Rich and to witness the books being signed. I’ve had the luck and honor of meeting some remarkable people in […]

Jim Lee And Zack Snyder Praise Bob Kane At Hollywood Walk Of Fame Ceremony.

Batman co-creator Bob Kane received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today during a ceremony attended by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder, DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee, Kane’s widow Elizabeth Kane and others. “Recently, I got to make this film, Batman v Superman,” said Snyder. “In the process I […]


Bill Finger To Get Creator Credit In The Batman Comics As Well As The TV And Movies

Early today the news broke by press release to DC Comics’ media partner The Hollywood Reporter that writer and co-creator of Batman, Bill Finger, was to get official credit for his contribution creating the character of Batman, and his world, in both the Gotham TV series and the Batman Vs Superman movie. As part of the original Batman deal […]

8-Bit Batman – Classic Covers Redone As 8-Bit Gifs

For the fast approaching Batman Day, September 26th, DC has released these 8-bit gifs showcasing classic Batman Covers including Batman #1 by Bob Kane, he Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller. and Batman #9 by Jack Bumley.

And Finally… The History Of The DC Universe, As It Was

Posted by Travis Ellison... this History Of The DC Universe image used to appear in the DC Comics lobby, outside the elevators. I think I briefly saw it once on an attempt to gatecrash the place during one NYCC several years ago. It’s gone now, replace by a New 52 panel instead, which will be […]

Who Knows What Evil Lurks In The Heart Of The Shadow? Part I

The Shadow is a character that has been around for over 83 years and what people know about him varies depending on how old they are. Most know The Shadow as Lamont Cranston, millionaire and man-about-town. He has a network of associates he can call upon as well as the ability to fade into the […]


Bob Kane To Get A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

This list of honorees for the 2015 Hollywood Walk Of Fame came out and it included a few interesting names. Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson, former Robin Chris O’Donnell, Big Bang Theories Jim Parsons, Harry Potter himself Daniel Radcliffe,  upcoming Ant-Man Paul Rudd and Batman creator Bob Kane. The categories are Motion Picture, […]

New Batman And Joker B&W Statues Sprang From DC Collectibles

Continuing their 75th anniversary celebration of Batman, DC Collectibles has announced two new Batman Black and White statues based on the art work of Dick Sprang. Sprang began drawing the Dark Knight’s adventures in 1943 but as was the case he was a ghost artist and credit went to Bob Kane. In 1955 he replaced […]




Batman Vs. Superman: Golden Age Duality During the Great Depression

By Ryan Michael Both of DC’s flagship characters were introduced to the public towards the tail end of the Great Depression. Over the decades, both have experienced change, adaptation and evolution. Through it all, they’ve managed to hold readers attention as the comic book medium itself evolved and expanded into a global marketing phenomenon. The […]

The Mount Rushmore Of The Comic Industry

Recently Lebron James referred to the Mount Rushmore of Basketball and that got a lot of sports people talking… not only about who he left off but who would be on the monument for a lot of other sports or even individual sport cities. Now if you are not into sports or giant stone faces, […]