Batman & Me

 BM7Z   (Eclipse, 1989, 1996)

™ and © 1989, 1996 Bill Kane

How does a cartoonist from the Bronx come to create one of the most enduring icons of the twentieth century? This is the story of Bob Kane told in his own words, and recount many of the Dark Knight’s earliest origins and adventures from the real world of cartoonists to the creation of his most lasting villains. Joker, Catwoman, Robin the Boy Wonder… all are discussed as Kane tells of his youth when many things inspired him and later ended up on the pages of Detective Comics and Batman. Meeting many people along his life’s journey, and influencing his own work, Kane’s life story is a good read for those with a desire to know more about the inner workings of not only the comic book industry, but television, movies, and just life in general.

— Ron Black

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Book #1

 
  $14.95
  $55.00
1 copy available for $60.00
Reprints from Detective Comics #5 (Apr 1937), New York World’s Fair Comics #2 (1940), and World’s Finest Comics #6 (Summer 1942) and #7 (Fall 1942); Bob Kane bio; Jerry Robinson drawing as Bob Kane; Jerry Robinson inking as Bob Kane; ca. 1989Bob Kane, Tom Andrae, Joel Schumacher, Bill Finger, Joe GreenePat Broderick, Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson

Book #1 Variation A

 
  $100.00
  $100.00
No copies available
Reprints from Detective Comics #5 (Apr 1937), New York World’s Fair Comics #2 (1940), and World’s Finest Comics #6 (Summer 1942) and #7 (Fall 1942); Autographed by Bob Kane; Signed hardcover, limited to 2,500 copies; Jerry Robinson drawing as Bob Kane; Jerry Robinson inking as Bob Kane; ca. 1989Bob Kane, Tom Andrae, Bill Finger, Joe GreeneBob Kane, Jerry Robinson

Book #1 Hardcover (2nd printing)

 
  $34.99
  $32.00
1 copy available for $32.00
2nd printing; Hardcover; Reprints from Detective Comics #5 (Apr 1937), New York World’s Fair Comics #2 (1940), and World’s Finest Comics #6 (Summer 1942) and #7 (Fall 1942); Pubished by Zanart; Jerry Robinson drawing as Bob Kane; Jerry Robinson inking as Bob Kane; ca. 1989Bob Kane, Tom Andrae, Joel Schumacher, Bill Finger, Joe GreeneBob Kane, Jerry Robinson

Book #1 Limited Edition

 
  $250.00
  $250.00
No copies available
Reprints from Detective Comics #5 (Apr 1937), New York World’s Fair Comics #2 (1940), and World’s Finest Comics #6 (Summer 1942) and #7 (Fall 1942); Includes signed bookplate and insertred sketch by Bob Kane; Slipcased hardcover edition limited to 1,000 copies; Jerry Robinson drawing as Bob Kane; Jerry Robinson inking as Bob Kane; ca. 1989Bob Kane, Tom Andrae, Bill Finger, Joe GreeneBob Kane, Jerry Robinson