|Birth Name:||Richard W. Sprang|
|Birth Date:||July 28th, 1915|
|Birth Place:||Fremont, Ohio|
|Death Date:||May 17th, 2000|
|Batman Creations:|| The Riddler|
After he wrote several comic-books, Dick Sprang sought to continue his career as a cartoonist, so he submitted art-samples to editor Whitney Ellsworth, who assigned him to a Batman story in 1941. Therefore, Dick Sprang became one of the primary Batman cartoonists in the character's first 20 years. In 1995, however, Dick Sprang stopped writing Batman comics and went onto Superman ones. Dick Sprang was also non-credited for writing Batman comics until the 1960's, in which decade it was revealed that he was Bob Kane's favorite "ghost."