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Dick Sprang cvr, Bob Kane art; Penguin app.
Dick Sprang cvr, Bob Kane art; Penguin app.The inspiration for the cover of Batman #36 is the time traveling tale “Sir Batman At King Arthur’s Court” which sees the Dynamic Duo transported, via hypnosis, to the 7th Century, where they interact with the famous characters of Arthurian mythos, Merlin, Morgaine le Fey, Sir Lancelot, and King Arthur himself. After derailing an evil plot by le Fey, Batman becomes a knight of the realm and joins the ranks of the fabled Round Table. The anthology book also includes a classic Penguin plot line and the last solo Alfred Beagle mystery story before the character was rechristened Pennyworth and given a slimmer, bearded look to establish continuity with the loyal butler’s appearance in the Batman serial films which were released in 1943.
A celebrity comic artist of the Golden Age, co-created Batman and Robin with Bill Finger, as his brainchild became more in demand he hired an army of ghost artists to illustrate the dearth of Batman features on the market, but all were credited to Kane. His other achievements include the creation of Catwoman, Two-Face and cartoon character Courageous Cat. Kane was the object of some controversy for taking credit for the art and inspiration of others, but he was also undoubtedly an important figure in the history of comics. He published an updated version of his autobiography "Batman and Me: The Saga Continues" shortly before his death in 1998. He got his start at the Eisner/Iger studio and was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.
Sherrill David Robinson known as Jerry Robinson, was an American comic book artist known for his work on DC Comics' Batman line of comics during the 1940s. He is best known as the co-creator of Robin and the Joker and for his work on behalf of creators' rights.
He was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2004.