In 1938, Bob Kane was a young comic book artist trying to come up with a new superhero that could rival the extremely popular Superman. He got as far as sketching a bat-themed crime-fighter before clocking out for the day to drink heavily and ignore Hitler (the two most popular American pastimes of the 1930s).
Kane decided to enlist the help of a friend, a freelance writer named Bill Finger, to help develop the paper-thin idea he had. This translated to getting someone else to do the bulk of the work for him.
“Bob’s original vision included no story of any kind,” explains Marc Tyler Nobleman, author of Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator Of Batman. “He drew the first sketches, which Bill then completely overhauled, including pointing to ‘bat’ in the dictionary and suggesting Batman’s cowl resemble [an actual bat]."
Finger also wrote Batman’s "murdered parents” origin story, as well as the first stories to feature Robin, Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, The Scarecrow, Commissioner Gordon, Gotham City, the batmobile, Batman’s secret identity, and the nickname “The Dark Knight.” Essentially, Bill Finger gave life to Batman in every sense of the word other than magically transporting himself into one of the comics and impregnating Martha Wayne. To reiterate, he did all of that work based on one Bob Kane illustration, which looked like the above.
It hurts my brain whenever I hear someone say that they aren’t voting because Trump and Hillary are the same or that one is the lesser of two evils. How how how how how in this day in age are people so ignorant? Smoke is pouring out of my ears. It does not compute! It’s so simple!
One wants to maintain gay rights and maintain women’s rights and maintain civil rights and strengthen these rights as well as reform immigration and gun control in order to benefit the American people.
THE OTHER ONE IS HITLER!
It’s time to realize that and realize you’re not the only person that this vote affects and vote for the one that ISN’T HITLER.
Adolf Hitler is one of the most controversial figures in history. His image has been lampooned, remixed, and reimagined in almost every conceivable way.
Add a Draw Something muse to the list.
Michael, a Scottish artist, recently started the Ignore Hitler Tumblr, where he features his original Draw Something illustrations of the dictator. The images include Hitler shaving, boxing, and lounging on the beach.
“He was king of the dicks,“ Michael told the Daily Dot."I’m not trying to make any political point by doing it, but I think anything that reduces a genocidal prick to an acceptable figure of mockery is a good thing.” (cont.)