List of Batman creators

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Although 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 Detective Comics #27 in 1939. This list identifies some who made notable contributions with enduring impact.

Creators of Batman[edit]

Notable contributors[edit]


Notable Stories/Titles Notable Characters Co-Created By Notes
Ed Brubaker


Also co-created the majority of the Police Officers and Detectives featured in Gotham Central.

Gerry Conway
Paul Dini


Whilst not writing comics till 2006, he did write for other Batman mediums before that time see below.
Chuck Dixon

Also co-created Nightwing's new home of Blüdhaven as well as some of his rogues gallery.

Steve Englehart
  • Batman: Strange Apparitions
Gardner Fox


  • Detective Comics

He helped script Batman's origin story. Also the co-originator of the Batarang and (proto-) Batplane.

Neil Gaiman
Alan Grant
Devin Grayson

Is currently the only ongoing female/non-heterosexual Batman writer.

Frank Miller

He re-established Batman's origin during Crisis on Infinite Earths. He was also an artist on The Dark Knight Returns and Strikes Again.

Jeph Loeb
Doug Moench
Grant Morrison
Alan Moore
Dennis O'Neil

As well as beging a long-term writer, he was also an editor of the Batman titles, and is credited with 'rebooting' the Batman character.

George Pérez
David Vern Reed
1950-1956, 1975
  • Ride, Bat-Hombre, Ride
  • The Birth of Batplane II
  • The Joker's Millions
  • Two-Face Strikes Again
  • The Joker's Utility Belt
  • The Daily Death of Terry Tremayne
  • The Underworld Olympics '76!
  • Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?
Greg Rucka
Dan Slott
  • Aaron Cash
Scott Snyder

Jim Starlin

John Wagner
Len Wein

Was also Editor-in-Chief of DC Comics during Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Marv Wolfman
David Wood Worked as an uncredited "Ghost" writer durring the Golden-Silver and Bronze Age.


Notable Stories/Titles Notable Characters Co-Created By Notes
Neal Adams

known for drawing the definitive 1970s visual interpretation that returned Batman to his gothic roots.

Jim Aparo
Norm Breyfogle
Brian Bolland
Dick Giordano
Carmine Infantino

Penciller and primary artist of the 1964 "New Look" Batman

Kelley Jones

Artist best known for his runs on Batman with writer Doug Moench.

David Mazzucchelli
Tom Mandrake
Dave McKean
Sheldon Moldoff

One of Bob Kane's primary "ghost artists".

Don Newton
Graham Nolan
Frank Robbins
Jerry Robinson

Early ghost artist for Bob Kane.

Marshall Rogers
  • Batman: Strange Apparitions
Tim Sale
Walter Simonson
Dick Sprang
Curt Swan

Drew many late 1950s and early 1960s Batman covers (although best known for Superman work).

Other notable contributors[edit]

Name Title Tenure Notable titles Characters Co-Created By Notes
Tim Burton Movie Director
  • 1989
  • 1992
Pushed Batman into the public eye by making him Dark outside of the comic book media.
Paul Dini Television (Animation)
& Video Game Writer
  • 1992-1995
  • 1999-2001
  • 2009
  • 2011

Came up with a new tragic origin story for Mr Freeze, in Batman The Animated Series, involving the creation of the character of Nora Fries, which is now commonly used in the comics.

William Dozier TV Producer 1966-1968 Batman 1966 TV series Created the Batman 1966 TV series.
Christopher Nolan Movie Director
  • 2005
  • 2008
  • 2012
Rebooted the Batman movie franchise into a more realistic setting.
Jack Schiff Comic Book Editor
Julius Schwartz Comic Book Editor 1964-1979 None * Barbara Gordon/Batgirl
Lorenzo Semple Jr. TV Writer 1966-1968 Batman 1966 TV series Developed look and wrote most episodes of the Batman 1966 TV series.
Bruce W. Timm Animator & Producer
  • 1992-1995
  • 1999-2001

Created the character sheets for Batman: The Animated Series.

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