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Bob Kane (born Robert Kahn ; October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998) was an American comic book artist and writer, credited as the creator of the DC Comics superhero Batman , along with Bill Finger .
Milton "Bill" Finger , [ 1 ] (February 8, 1914 [ 2 ] – January 18, 1974 [ 1 ] [ 3 ] ) was an American comic strip and comic book writer best known as the uncredited co-creator, with Bob Kane , of the DC Comics character Batman , as well as the co-architect of the series' development. In 1989, Kane acknowledged Finger as "a contributing force" in the character's creation, and wrote, "Now that my long-time friend and collaborator is gone, I must admit that Bill never received the fame and recognition he deserved. He was an unsung hero ...
Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett , OBE (born 28 April 1948) is an English author of fantasy novels , especially comical works . [ 4 ] He is best known for the Discworld series of about 40 volumes. Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People , was published in 1971, and since his first Discworld novel ( The Colour of Magic ) was published in 1983, he has written two books a year on average. His latest Discworld book, Snuff , was at the time of its release the third-fastest-selling hardback adult-audience novel since records began in the United Kingdom , selling 55,000 copies in the first three days. [ 5 ] Pratchett was the UK's best-selling author of the 1990s, [ 6 ] [ 7 ] and has sold over 70 million books worldwide in 37 languages. [ 8 ] [ 9 ] He is currently the second most-read writer in the UK, and seventh most-read non-US author in the US. [ 10 ]
Timothy Walter " Tim " Burton [ 1 ] (born August 25, 1958) is an American film director , film producer , writer , artist and animator . He is famous for his dark, gothic, macabre and quirky take on horror and fantasy style movies such as Beetlejuice , Edward Scissorhands , The Nightmare Before Christmas , Ed Wood , Sleepy Hollow , Corpse Bride , Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street , Dark Shadows and Frankenweenie , and for blockbusters such as Pee-wee's Big Adventure , Batman , its first sequel Batman Returns , Planet of the Apes , Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland .
John Christopher " Johnny " Depp II (born June 9, 1963) [ 1 ] is an American actor, film producer, and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actor.
Christopher D'Olier Reeve [ 1 ] (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor, film director , producer, screenwriter, author and activist. He achieved stardom for his acting achievements, in particular his motion-picture portrayal of the fictional superhero Superman .
Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara ; Gujarati : ફરોખ બલ્સારા, Pharōkh Balsārā ); 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) [ 2 ] [ 3 ] was a British musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen .