Batman co-creator Bob Kane posthumously received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, and CBR photographer Pinguino Kolb was there to capture the action as it unfolded on Hollywood Blvd.
Kane’s star will take up residence just outside the Guinness World Records Museum — during the ceremony, Batman was also recognized as the comic book character with the most film adaptations — steps away from the star dedicated to Adam West, the Batman of the ’60s TV series. DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” director Zack Snyder both spoke during the ceremony.
Though long officially credited as Batman’s sole creator, the amount Kane, who passed away in 1998, contributed to the Bat-mythos has been disputed over the years, with the work of the character’s late co-creator Bill Finger gradually becoming more recognized. Finger was mentioned during the ceremony, both by Lee and in the opening remarks by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Leron Gubler
“Bill Finger over the years would make many significant contributions to the Batman universe,” Gubler stated.
Check back with CBR on Thursday morning for an interview with Jim Lee from the ceremony.
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