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June 6, 2006

Crucial Kane Panel Exposed As Swipe

imageMark Evanier's unearthing of an illustration's blog's dissection of a noteworthy Batman panel has led to a pretty decent discussion of Bob Kane's motivations and the tendency in early comic book to swipe like mad. The posts by Eddie Campbell are particularly interesting as they reflect his personal research into that art. The panel in question is noteworthy because, as Evanier points out, it's one of the more famous panels actually ascribed to Kane as opposed to more directly to one of the artists working with him. I've always thought it would be funny to read a Batman comic where he runs across a more extreme version of Bob Kane as he come across in such stories, but that will never happen.
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