Eulogy: BOB KANE

BOB KANE and I had a friendly competition going for decades. Whenever he'd talk about the longevity of Batman, I'd ask what he's done lately. Whenever I'd mention a Marvel character, he'd remind me that Batman had been the biggest screen superhero. He was the best kind of friend--always provocative, always fun. He certainly didn't always live by the usual rules. Meeting the ever tardy Kanes for dinner was an adventure. If we were to meet at 8, my wife and I would arrive at 8:30. He'd beat us by arriving at 9. Next time we'd come an hour late. He...

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