Bob Kane Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

BOB KANE
Born: October 24, 1915 in New York City, New York
Died: November 3, 1998 in Los Angeles, California
Biography | show moreshow less
In 1939, 18-year-old Bob Kane (1915-1998), a born doodler, was challenged by his boss at DC Comics to create a superhero. Kane responded by ingeniously combining the fear of bats and the use of disguises from the 1920s silent films, The Bat and The Mark of Zorro, with drawings from Leonardo da Vinci to create his heroic character, Batman. His renderings of Batman, Robin and their villainous counterparts transcended the fledgling comic book industry. Kane's superhero and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne (modeled on the artist himself), has been the subject of a campy TV series (1966-1968) and a series of Batman films, including Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997) and Batman Begins (2005), as well as a spin-off film, Catwoman (2004). With the Pop Art quality of his printed work, Kane bridged a wide range of media.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
2014-Caped-Crusader:-The-Dark-Hours (Writer), The-New-Batman-Adventures (Writer), 2014-JLA-Adventures:-Trapped-in-Time (Writer), 2007-Arkham-Asylum-Fan-Film (Writer), 2005-Batman-b_egins (Writer), Batman:-The-Animated-Series (Writer), 2012-Batman:-The-Dark-Knight-Returns,-Part-1 (Writer), 2011-Batman:-Year-One (Writer), 2008-Indiana-Jones-and-the-Relic-of-Gotham (Writer), 2004-Catwoman (Writer), 2003-Batman:-Mystery-of-the-Batwoman (Writer), 2003-Batman:-Dark-Tomorrow (Writer), 2002-Birds-of-Prey (Writer), 2001-Batman:-Vengeance (Writer), 1997-The-Batman-Superman-Movie:-World's-Finest (Writer), 1996-Batman-Forever:-The-Arcade-Game (Writer), 1995-Batman-Forever (Writer), 1992-Batman-Returns (Writer), 1989-Holy-Batmania (Writer), 1978-Challenge-of-the-SuperFriends (Writer), 1967-Batgirl (Writer), 1943-Batman (Writer), 1943-Batman (Other), 1995-Batman-Forever (Other), 1992-Batman-Returns (Other), 2010-Secret-Origin:-The-Story-of-DC-Comics (Art), 2010-Secret-Origin:-The-Story-of-DC-Comics (Other), 2016-Batman-vs.-Superman (Writer), 2012-The-Batman (Writer), Teen-Titans (Writer), 1990-In-the-Director's-Chair:-The-Man-Who-Invented-Edward-Scissorhands (in person), 2013-Batman:-Face-to-Face (Writer), 2013-Batman:-Arkham-Origins (Writer), 2010-Justice-League:-Crisis-on-Two-Earths (Writer), 1992-Batman:-The-Animated-Series (Other), 2003-Chase-Me (Writer), 2012-Puppet-Master (Writer), 2012-Lego-Batman-2:-DC-Super-Heroes (Writer), 2008-2010-The-Joker-Blogs (Writer), 2008-Lego-Batman:-The-Videogame (Writer), 2008-The-Dark-Knight (Writer), 2008-Batman:-Gotham-Knight (Writer), 2008-Justice-League:-The-New-Frontier (Writer), 2004-2006-The-Batman (Writer), 2003-The-Death-of-Batman (Writer), 2000-Batman-Beyond:-Return-of-the-Joker (Writer), 2000-Batman-Beyond (Writer), 1999-Batman-Beyond (Writer), 1998-Batman-&-Robin (Writer), 1993-Batman:-Mask-of-the-Phantasm (Writer), 1992-Batman:-Revenge-of-the-Joker (Writer), 1979-The-World's-Greatest-SuperFriends (Writer), 1968-The-Batman/Superman-Hour (Writer), 1967-Caprice (Writer), 1966-Batman (Writer), 1966-James-Batman (Writer), 1960-Courageous-Cat-and-Minute-Mouse (Writer), 1949-Batman-and-Robin (Writer), 2008-The-Dark-Knight (Other), 1992-The-Bat,-the-Cat,-and-the-Penguin (in person), 2005-Legends-of-the-Dark-Knight:-The-History-of-Batman (Other), 2005-Shadows-of-the-Bat:-The-Cinematic-Saga-of-the-Dark-Knight-- (Other), 2005-Batman-Returns-Villains:-Catwoman (Other), 2013-Batman:-The-Dark-Knight-Returns,-Part-2 (Writer), 2008-2011-Batman:-The-Brave-and-the-Bold (Writer), 2011-Batman:-Arkham-City (Writer), 2010-Superman/Batman:-Apocalypse (Writer), 2009-Batman:-Arkham-Asylum (Writer), 2008-Batman:-The-Dark-Knight (Writer), 2004-World's-Finest (Writer), 2004-Grayson (Writer), 2003-Dark-Justice (Writer), 2003-Batman:-Rise-of-Sin-Tzu (Writer), 1989-Batman (Writer), 1988-Batman:-The-Caped-Crusader (Writer), 1979-Legends-of-the-Superheroes (Writer), 1977-The-New-Adventures-of-Batman (Writer), 1974-The-Three-Stooges-Follies (Writer), 2003-Justice-League (Other), 1989-Batman (Other), 1995-Riddle-Me-This:-Why-Is-Batman-Forever (in person), 2008-Batman-and-Me:-A-Devotion-to-Destiny,-the-Bob-Kane-Story (Other), 2005-Shadows-of-the-Bat:-The-Cinematic-Saga-of-the-Dark-Knight---Dark (Other), 2002-Dan-Harmon's-Batman (Writer), 2002-De-Superman-a-Spider-Man:-L'aventure-des-super-heros (Art), 2002-De-Superman-a-Spider-Man:-L'aventure-des-super-heros (Other), 2013-Robin's-Shopping-Trip (Writer), 2014-Batman:-Assault-on-Arkham (Writer), 2012-Justice-League:-Doom (Writer), Batman:-Black-and-White (Writer), 1976-Fury-of-the-Dragon (Writer), 2014-Son-of-Batman (Writer), 2012-The-Dark-Knight-Rises (Writer), 2012-Batman:-Legend-of-Arkham-City (Writer), 2010-Batman:-Under-the-Red-Hood (Writer), 2009-Superman/Batman:-Public-Enemies (Writer), 2005-The-Batman-vs.-Dracula (Writer), 2003-Batman:-Dead-End (Writer), 2001-Batman:-Gotham-City-Racer (Writer), 2001-Batman:-Chaos-in-Gotham (Writer), 1999-Batman-Beyond:-The-Movie (Writer), 1997-Batman-&-Robin (Writer), 1991-Alyas-Batman-en-Robin (Writer), 1967-Batman-Fights-Dracula (Writer), 1966-Cool-McCool (Writer), 1997-Batman-&-Robin (Other), 1966-Cool-McCool (Other), 1966-Cool-McCool (Art), 2008-Batman-Unmasked (Art), 2005-Shadows-of-the-Bat:-The-Cinematic-Saga-of-the-Dark-Knight---The (Other), Young-Justice (Writer), Justice-League (Writer), Superman (Writer), 1998-Batman-&-Mr.-Freeze:-SubZero (Writer), Untitled-Batman-Reboot (Writer)
  • BOB KANE B/w photocopy illustration of the Joker, annotated with Batman creator Bob Kane's "'Bats' Wishes" Annotated illustration unsigned. B/w, 8½x10¾ overall, 7¾x10¼ image, one surface. Annotated: "'Bats'/Wishes," above facsimile signature "Bob Kane".

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • BOB KANE B/w photocopy illustration of the Batman logo, annotated with Batman creator Bob Kane's "'Bats' Wishes" Annotated illustration unsigned. B/w, 11x8½ overall, 6x3 image, one surface, photocopy. Annotated: "'Bats'/Wishes," to the left of facsimile signature "Bob Kane".

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • BOB KANE B/w photocopy illustration of the Penguin, annotated with Batman creator Bob Kane's "'Bats' Wishes" Annotated illustration unsigned. B/w, 11x8½ overall, 6¼x9½ image, one surface, photocopy. Annotated: "'Bats'/Wishes," above facsimile signature "Bob Kane".

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • BOB KANE Signature from the Batman creator, framed beside an image of the Joker to an overall size of 22½x16½ Signature: "Bob/Kane,/8455 Fountain Avenue/Los Angeles, CA. 90069.", 4½x2¼. Written in orange ink on parchment-like paper. In 1939, 18-year-old Bob Kane (1915-1998), a born doodler, was challenged by his boss at DC Comics to create a superhero.

    Sale Price $935.00

    $1,100.00

  • BOB KANE Bob Kane addresses an envelope to Mel May and Dorothy Winkler. Autograph Envelope, unsigned, 7x5. 25-cent Yosemite/flag stamp affixed, postmarked Los Angeles, CA, December 24, 1990. Addressed by Kane to: "Mel May/and/Dorothy Winkler/15259 Valley Vista/Sherman Oaks, CA. 91403".

    Sale Price $1,020.00

    $1,200.00

  • BOB KANE Photograph of four popular Batman villains, signed by Batman's creator in blue felt tip Photograph signed: "Bob/Kane". B/w, 10x8. Photograph of four popular villians from the TV series, Batman (1966-1968), signed by the superhero's creator.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • BATMAN: BOB KANE The artist signs a 24x36 color poster of Batman and Robin promoting UNICEF. Poster signed: "Bob/Kane/'92" in pencil. Color, 24x36. Printed caption: "Batman and Robin have joined the Crusade/UNICEF/International Year of the Child/Circle Gallery/New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, San Diego.

    Sale Price $2,188.75

    $2,575.00

  • Batman creator Bob Kane signed this angry letter on his personalized stationery in 1990, saying he was "appalled" by the recipient's "unmitigated gall to use my name against my wishes" on a business proposal. Accompanied by the proposal in question, with Kane's scathing comments on a proposed set of "Wheel Chair Funnies".

    Sale Price $935.00

    $1,100.00

  • 1991 issue of the comic book Robin II, with the Boy Wonder being menaced on the cover by an iceskate-wearing Joker, signed by Batman creator Bob Kane. Kane not only created Batman, but also his youthful ward Dick Grayson aka Robin and his archnemesis the Joker.

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • BOB KANE 1991 issue of the comic book Batman, signed by Batman creator Bob Kane Comic book signed "Bob/Kane". Color, 36 pages including covers, 7x10¼, bound with two staples. 1991 issue of Batman, no. 472. Written by Peter Milligan, art by by Norm Breyfogle, color by Adrienne Roy. ©1991 DC Comics, Inc.

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • BOB KANE 1992 issue of the comic book Batman, with the Dark Knight swinging through a grim industrial landscape, signed by Batman creator Bob Kane Inscribed comic book signed "To/Kama/Bob/Kane". Color, 36 pages including covers, 6¾x10¼, bound with two staples. Feb. 1992 issue of Batman, no. 474.

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • BOB KANE Original art drawing of Kane's comic book creation, signed with "Bats Wishes" dated 1992 Inscribed Original Art signed: "For/Ed -/'Bats'/Wishes-/Bob/Kane,/'92". 3½x5.

    Sale Price $2,890.00

    $3,400.00

  • BOB KANE A poster featuring the caped crusader and his side kick, Robin, for the 1979 UNICEF International Year of the Child. Framed to an overall size of 31½x43 Poster inscribed and signed: "'BATS' WISHES TO MY FANS WORLDWIDE/BOB KANE". 1p, color, 23x33.

    Sale Price $4,122.50

    $4,850.00

  • BOB KANEJune 1992 copy of Comics Scene magazine featuring a preview of Batman Returns, Signed and dated by Kane in 1992 Magazine Signed "Bob Kane/'92". Color cover with b/w and color pages, 72 pages including cover, 8x11, bound with three staples. June 1992, issue no. 27, of Comics Scene magazine.

    Sale Price $531.25

    $625.00

  • BOB KANE An original art piece from Kane inscribed with "Bats Wishes" to a fan, framed to an overall size of 21½x24 Original Art inscribed and signed: "For/Mel and Dorothy/'Bats' Wishes, Always./Bob/and/Elizabeth". Pen and ink drawing of his superhero, Batman, on the inside of a Christmas card, 4½x6½.

    Sale Price $3,952.50

    $4,650.00

  • BOB KANE B/w ink drawing of Robin the Boy Wonder, Batman's sidekick, signed with "Bats Wishes" by Batman creator Bob Kane Original Ink Drawing of Batman signed: "Bats Wishes./Bob/Kane,". 7x9¾ poster board, image 5½x5½, one surface. Kane personally rendered and inscribed this original drawing.

    Sale Price $3,102.50

    $3,650.00

  • BOB KANE Ink drawing of Batman by his original creator Original Ink Drawing of Batman signed: "Bob/Kane", 7x10½ poster board, image 5x4½ (one surface). Kane personally rendered and inscribed this original drawing.

    Sale Price $3,527.50

    $4,150.00

  • BOB KANE A bust view of Batman drawn on a First Day Cover honoring the 25th Anniversary of the St. Lawrence Seaway Original Art signed: "Bob/Kane", 6½x3½. Bust view drawing of Batman on a First Day Cover celebrating the 25th anniversary of the opening of the St.

    Sale Price $2,188.75

    $2,575.00

  • BOB KANE Original drawing of "Batman" by his creator, signed "Bats Wishes Always". Framed to an overall size of 17x26¼ Original Drawing of Batman inscribed and signed: "For/My Friend/Andrew-/'Bats' Wishes,/Always,/Bob/Kane", 7x11 poster board.

    Sale Price $4,717.50

    $5,550.00

  • BATMAN: BOB KANE Kane has drawn Batman's face next to his signature on a numbered, color, 24x35½ poster. Original Art signed: "Bob/Kane" in black pencil in lower left of poster. To the right of his signature Kane has drawn Batman's face with the same pencil (1½x2). Signed on printed illustration of Batman and Robin descending on Gotham City (color, 24x35½).

    Sale Price $3,527.50

    $4,150.00

  • BOB KANE Bob Kane draws and signs a pen and ink drawing of Batman. Original Art signed: "'Bats'/Wishes/Bob/Kane, '94". Pen & ink drawing of Batman, 7¾x9¾, matted to 10¾x14. Titled by Kane at upper margin: "Batman".

    Sale Price $3,782.50

    $4,450.00

  • BATMAN: BOB KANE He signs a large, limited edition color print commemorating Batman's 50th birthday. Printed Art signed: "Bob/Kane" in gold ink. Color, 20x25 overall, image 16x20 (one surface). Numbered (unknown hand) in gold ink: "393/500". © 1989 DC Comics.

    Sale Price $2,188.75

    $2,575.00

  • BATMAN: BOB KANE Framed, limited edition, 29x20 color print "Night Vigil Over Gotham," signed by the strip's creator. Printed Art signed in pencil: "Bob/Kane". Color, 29x20, matted and framed to an overall size of 32x49. Numbered in pencil (unknown hand) "159/950". Kane's 1991 piece is titled on verso "Night Vigil Over Gotham.

    Sale Price $3,230.00

    $3,800.00

  • BATMAN: BOB KANE Dramatic , limited edition, 24x30 color print of the superhero looming over Gotham City, signed by the strip's creator. Printed Art signed in colored pencil: "Bob/Kane". Color, 24x30. Numbered in colored pencil (unknown hand) "119/300".

    Sale Price $2,932.50

    $3,450.00

  • BOB KANE B/w program from a Tiffany Theatres production The Country Girl, signed by executive producer and Batman creator Bob Kane and by Kane's wife Elizabeth Sanders, who appeared in this play Inscribed program signed "For/My Dear Friend,/Mel-/Elizabeth Sanders" and "Bob Kane".

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

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