Bob Kane achieved renown for creating the fictional superhero Batman, he and others have acknowledged the contributions of Bill Finger for fleshing the character out, writing many of his early stories, and creating the character's origin. Many other comic book creators (writers, artists, and sometimes editors who contributed important ideas or altered how the character would be presented) have contributed to the character's history since Batman's introduction in #27 in 1939. This list identifies some who made Detective Comics notable contributions with enduring impact.
Creators of Batman [ edit ]
Notable contributors [ edit ]
Neal Adams — artist, created the definitive 1970s visual interpretation that returned Batman to his gothic roots.
Jim Aparo — artist ( and The Brave and the Bold ). A Death in the Family
Brian Bolland — artist ( ), many covers. The Killing Joke
Ed Brubaker — writer ( ) and other Batman-related titles (esp. Gotham Central ). Catwoman
Paul Dini — creator of Harley Quinn, co-developer of and Batman: The Animated Series and current writer of Batman Beyond Detective Comics.
Chuck Dixon — writer ( , KnightSaga , Detective Comics , Robin and Nightwing Birds of Prey).
Steve Englehart — writer ( Batman: Strange Apparitions).
Gardner Fox — early writer and influence; co-originator of the Batarang and (proto-) Batplane.
Neil Gaiman - writer ( ). Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?
Dick Giordano — long-term artist/inker (particularly over Neal Adams' art), then editor of the Batman titles.
Alan Grant — writer ( , Batman: The Last Arkham , Anarky , Batman: Anarky , Batman: Shadow of the Bat and Judgement on Gotham with others). Knightfall
Devin Grayson - writer (" No Man's Land", , Nightwing and Catwoman ) and only ongoing female/non-heterosexual Batman writer. Batman: Gotham Knights
Carmine Infantino - penciller, primary artist of the 1964 "New Look" Batman.
Kelley Jones - artist best known for his runs on Batman with writer Doug Moench.
Jeph Loeb — writer ( , Batman: The Long Halloween , Hush , Dark Victory ). Batman/The Spirit
David Mazzuchelli - Artist of seminal . Batman: Year One
Dave McKean — artist ( ). Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth
Frank Miller — writer ( , re-established origin Batman: Year One post-Crisis), writer/artist ( ). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Sheldon Moldoff — one of Bob Kane's primary "ghost artists". He co-created the Batman supervillains Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, Matt Hagen (Clayface), and Bat-Mite, as well as the original heroes Bat-Girl and Ace the Bat Hound.
Doug Moench — writer (wrote for two long stints on the monthly book, including ). Knightfall
Dan Slott - writer (" Arkham Asylum: Living Hell").
Alan Moore — writer ( ). The Killing Joke
Grant Morrison — writer ( , Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth , Gothic and Batman and Son ). Batman R.I.P.
Dennis O'Neil — long-term writer, then editor of the Batman titles, credited with 'rebooting' the character.
Jerry Robinson — artist and early Kane ghost; co-creator of Robin and the Joker.
Marshall Rogers — artist ( Batman: Strange Apparitions).
Greg Rucka — writer (" No Man's Land" with others); co-creator of . Gotham Central
Tim Sale — artist, co-creator of the (and other) miniseries with Jeph Loeb. Long Halloween
Dick Sprang — artist, co-creator of the Riddler with Finger.
Curt Swan - artist, drew many late 1950s and early 1960s Batman covers (although best known for Superman work).
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