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Batman Creator Bob Kane

Kane tells how he came up with the idea for the caped crusader, and what influence he had on the TV series and previous Batman movies. He drew Batman from its inception in 1939 to the late 60s. DC Comic still publishes Batman in a monthly and quarterly form. (REBROADCAST FROM 3/23/90)

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Batman Creator Bob Kane

Kane says his inspirations for the iconic superhero included drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and Zorro. He designed Batman to be more relatable than Superman; Bruce Wayne may be rich and strong, but he's also mortal. Kane recently worked as a consultant on Tim Burton's new film adaptation, and has a new autobiography, called Batman & Me.

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Batman Creator Bob Kane.

Batman creator Bob Kane. In his new autobiography, "Batman & Me," Kane tells how he came up with the idea for the caped crusader, and what influence he had on the T-V series and last year's movie. Kane drew Batman from its inception in 1939 to the late 60s.

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Tim Burton's Long-Awaited "Batman"

Film critic Stephen Schiff says that the new take on the comic book superhero is downright Wagnerian. Despite minor pacing issues and a few weak plot points, it's a bleak, operatic take on film noir, with excellent performances throughout.

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