Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Ghost of Batman

     It was reported through multiple media that Batman /Bob Kane "ghost" artist, Sheldon Moldoff passed away at the age of 91 from kidney failure on Feb. 29.  Shelly as he was called helped fill the need for Batman material in the early 1940's while drawing the Flash and Green Lantern and was the last surviving artist who worked on Action Comics #1.

     After leaving Kane's (co-creator of Batman) employ around 1942, Shelley came back and was Kane's main helper from 1953-67.  In 1968, DC comics bought out Kane and Moldoff was out of a job.  Later he worked in animation and advertising before retiring to a life of commissions and conventions.

     As a young Batman fan, Shelly's Batman was the first I ever saw and I always looked forward to more.

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