If you don't know who Bob Kane is you are probably reading the wrong blog. While many high school friends joke about changing the face of comics, Will Eisner and Robert Kahn, actually did. Changing his name to Bob Kane at 18, Kahn, born this day in 1915, not only 'birthed' the Batman, but the Joker, Robin and Catwoman as well.
For helping to create the cornerstone franchise of comics and pop culture, and the imagination and inspiration it has provided the world with, I say 'Happy birthday Bob - and thanks for everything'.
(born Robert Kahn, October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998)