Re: The Official Batman (1989) Thread - Part 4
Originally Posted by Reevz666
The reason the 89 cowl was so large is that they never got a proper head cast from Keaton...since he was claustrophobic the cast was taken in halves...they did one half of his face, then the other, it was also done in a rush ...they poured both positive halves and corrected the details resulting in the proportions being slightly off...the Returns cowl was sculpted on a printed scan of Keaton's head (which was fairly new technology at the time)....this is why the Returns cowl fits a bit more accurately because the dimensions were correct thus resulting in a better fit( especially along the law line )
interesting fact. i had never heard that they never got a proper head cast from Keaton. Pressed for time I guess!
Jerry and Joe were gentlemen. Bob Kane was a thief and a glory-hound who was more concerned about profit and prestige. I cannot bring myself to believe the same things about Stan Lee in regards to his two main contributors, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. I'm inclined to believe Stan's version of events as he has usually been very willing to credit his co-conspirators, but the truth is because different versions of credit exists, we will never truly know.