If there’s one name that is synonymous with Batman, it’s Bob Kane. As the series’ original creator, he’s long been seen as the genius behind the Dark Knight. One documentary is shining a Bat Signal on the other man behind Bruce Wayne.
For decades, DC Comics has resisted crediting Bill Finger as one of the co-creators of Batman in screen adaptations. Following an agreement between the writer’s estate and the company, Finger’s name will appear in the credits of projects such as Gotham and Batman v. Superman.
You know, DC Comics is so often in the news for doing something weird, bad, or outrageously inappropriate, but I'm happy to applaud them when they do something right — like give Batman co-creator Bill Finger a long overdue cover credit on a Batman comic.
The man who built up GI Joe's mythology in comics has a new story to tell about Homeland Security's Cyber Crime Division. You can also help fund documentaries about women in comics and Batman collaborator Bill Finger—or send your dollars toward research into the feeding habits of sharks.
You might not know the name Bill Finger. He helped Bob Kane create Batman, and when I say "helped" I mean "basically created every aspect of Batman we know while Bob Kane took the credit." Artist Ty Templeton made the above cartoon to show what Batman would be like without Finger's work, and it's decidedly not…