Bob Kane was the creator of Batman. He was born 97 years ago today, on October 24th, 1915, in New York, New York.
Bob Kane was a comic book artist and writer. He created Batman in 1939. Batman first appeared in the May 1939 issue of Detective Comics.
Along with Superman and Spiderman, Batman is one of America’s most popular superheroes. He is really Bruce Wayne, a rich man whose parents were killed when he was a little boy. After his parents died, he vowed to fight evil. He wears the special costume and goes by the name Batman to hide his real identity. Unlike many other superheroes, he has no special powers. He is very intelligent, he’s in very good shape, and he knows martial arts, but he can’t fly or become invisible or anything like that.
There have been many Batman films and TV shows over the years. The latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, came out last summer. Here’s a trailer for it:
The Dark Knight Rises is a very good movie – but it’s definitely not for kids.
Bob Kane passed away in 1998. Here’s what he said about being a comic book artist and writer:
“To me, it’s not work. When I draw and I write, I find it relaxing. It’s not like 9-to-5, where a man goes to a job and he isn’t really interested in the job. Luckily, I get paid for doing what I’d do for nothing.”