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I created Batman about 10 years before Ian Fleming created James Bond.
– Bob Kane
It’s been 25 years now, and truthfully, time sometimes blurs the memory.
When I first drew him I had eyes in there and it didn’t look right.
The New Look of Batman is more illustrative and realistic.
I intend to explode the myths about myself and get down to the real truth about the legend that is Batman.
I am planning a one-man art show of original Batman oil paintings that I will show in New York City.
I am also a writer. That is a fact not known by the public in general.
If you ever want to get the facts straight about me or the Batman, please write to the original source, myself, for the truth, instead of second guessing.
If Bill Finger created Batman, where is Bill Finger’s byline on my strip? It is conspicuous by its absence.
The trouble with being a ghostwriter or artist is that you must remain rather anonymously without credit. If one wants the credit, one has to cease being a ghost and become a leader or innovator.
In the Golden Age of Batman, I penciled, inked, and lettered my strip by myself.
Batman has been acknowledged as a legend in my lifetime.
Although Bill Finger literally typed the scripts in the early days, he wrote the scripts from ideas that we mutually collaborated on. Many of the unique concepts and story twists also came from my own fertile imagination.
I didn’t have the time to literally write and draw the strip at the same time.
It is difficult to separate, at times, the myth from the truth.
Much is written about the Batman because he is publicly exposed in print. Very little is known personally about his creator, because I haven’t given out that many interviews.
How can an article about me or the Batman be the true story when I am not consulted or interviewed?
This sounds like my autobiography, but I thought this would be a good time to sound off about myself, as I think that I have been silent too long about my views and opinions.
It took them a while to catch on that Batman would be the greatest.
What I read is so distorted that I cannot believe that the person they are talking about is myself.
I was involved with the Batman. There are two sides to every story. Now you’ve heard my side.