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Batman obsessed local artist Josh Kirby Proposed To His Fiancée In Front Of The Caped Crusader, The Boy Wonder, And The Woman With Nine Lives


By Jeff Moses
Modern Times Magazine

June 7, 2014 — It’s already been a magical comic con for the thousands of attendees who have come through the convention center doors, there have been spectacular panels, amazing cosplays, and a jam packed showroom floor. With that in mind Mesa based comic book artist Josh Kirby decided to step the magic up a notch for everyone who made it to the 10:30 a.m. Spotlight on Adam West, Julie Newmar, and Burt Ward, as well as his young family.

The panel began almost half an hour late and after half an hour of nostalgia, wisecracks, and nostalgic wisecracks the panel's host asked for Josh Kirby to step forward. He sprang to the front. Before he called upon his lovely fiancée to come forward with their child. The trio were led on stage, with Kathleen his fiancée sporting a bewildered look.

With the blessing of the famed Batman, Kirby decided to propose to his girlfriend Kathleen and their new baby, Jack, in front of the iconic trio at the end of their panel. Besides being his childhood hero, Batman has also been an inspiration for tons of Kirby’s art, and he and his new fiancée share their love for the D.C. comics franchise player.

This was also Kathleen’s first ever comic con. “This is my first time here, and it was a great first time,” said Kathleen. “It was just so awesome, and it definitely explains why Josh was so nervous on the way here. He kept saying he was nervous, and I was like ‘why are you nervous, you are about to meet Batman.'”

No date is set for the lovebirds, but hopefully it will be awhile, because Josh has a lot to think about for a wedding and honeymoon that will top the proposal.

Jeff Moses a senior contributor at Modern Times Magazine. He can be reached at
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