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Bob Kane

1915 - 1998

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Robert Kane (born Robert Kahn ; October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998) was an American comic book writer, animator and artist who co-created Batman (with Bill Finger) and most early related characters for DC comics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bob Kane has received more than 1,805,423 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Bob Kane is the 15th most popular comic artist (down from 13th in 2019), the 1,111th most popular biography from United States (down from 943rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Comic Artist.

Bob Kane is most famous for being the creator of Batman.

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Among comic artists, Bob Kane ranks 15 out of 174Before him are Akira Toriyama, Peyo, Hugo Pratt, Matt Groening, Zdeněk Miler, and Jack Kirby. After him are Morris, Tsugumi Ohba, Rumiko Takahashi, Go Nagai, Steve Ditko, and André Franquin.

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Among people born in 1915, Bob Kane ranks 37Before him are Shoichi Yokoi, Robert A. Dahl, Thomas Huckle Weller, Clifford Shull, Brother Roger, and Aziz Nesin. After him are Takahito, Prince Mikasa, Chung Ju-yung, Denis Thatcher, Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland, Helmut Schön, and Mario Del Monaco. Among people deceased in 1998, Bob Kane ranks 24Before him are Frederick Reines, Otto Kretschmer, Vasily Arkhipov, Alfred Schnittke, Allan MacLeod Cormack, and Falco. After him are George H. Hitchings, Galina Ulanova, Martha Gellhorn, Alan Hodgkin, Conrad Schumann, and Julien Green.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bob Kane ranks 1,111 out of 18,182Before him are Mary Ainsworth (1913), Harry Dean Stanton (1926), Haldan Keffer Hartline (1903), Richard Barthelmess (1895), David Scott (1932), and William Tecumseh Sherman (1820). After him are Kyle MacLachlan (1959), Jonathan Banks (1947), Vint Cerf (1943), Jill Biden (1951), Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840), and Robert Aldrich (1918).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In United States

Among comic artists born in United States, Bob Kane ranks 6Before him are Stan Lee (1922), Joseph Barbera (1911), Carl Barks (1901), Matt Groening (1954), and Jack Kirby (1917). After him are Steve Ditko (1927), Winsor McCay (1867), Will Eisner (1917), Don Rosa (1951), Bill Finger (1914), and Charles M. Schulz (1922).