Ty Templeton Draws Batman As Created By Bob Kane and Nobody Else

By Chris Sims

Here at ComicsAlliance, we’ve grumbled more than a couple of times about the persistent, legally mandated “Batman Created By Bob Kane” credit that appears on every single Batman story. The truth of the matter is that Batman was at best a collaborative effort between Kane and writer Bill Finger, who sadly remains unknown to many fans to this day. But what if — and this is a really big “what if” — that credit was actually accurate?

As Bill Finger’s 100th birthday approaches, that’s the question cartoonist Ty Templeton, artist of Bill the Boy Wonder, has set out to answer in a strip that shows Batman in the form that was actually created by Kane, and it’s not exactly a familiar site.


Sure, Harley Quinn might be traipsing through the show in booty shorts and a corset, but at least they gave her that bomber jacket to keep her warm. Just like they did to the guy who is literally on fire.

-Chris Sims review of Suicide Squad #1

Chris Sims writes of Catwoman Year One Annual:

…in a surprising twist, she’s interrupted once again by Kai, except that this time, he’s dressed as a dog carrying a truly improbable number of knives.

from Comics Alliance

Chris Sims looks at the years worst comic books and selects special moments where the books went south.  My particular favorite came in at #5:

"…murder-by-vagina-lava (or lavagina)….” - Chris Sims

Inspired by Kevin Smith’s Batman: The Widening Gyre and Chris Sim’s review on Comic Alliance.