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Batman co-creator Bob Kane gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star

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Batman co-creator Bob Kane will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015.

He is one of 30 celebrities selected for the honour next year.

Bob Kane, the originator of Batman

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Bob Kane


His widow Elizabeth Kane initiated the nomination process with support from Warner Bros and DC Entertainment, reports CBR.

DC Comics addressed the news in a blog post in which it credited long-uncredited Batman co-creator Bill Finger as Kane's "frequent collaborator".

2014 has marked the 75th anniversary of Batman's creation in Detective Comics #27.


Kane was also involved in bringing Batman to the big screen, serving as a consultant on Batman, Batman Returns and Batman Forever.

He died in 1998.

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee received a star on the Walk of Fame in 2011.

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