Batman’s uncredited co-creator Bill Finger, died 40 years ago never getting to experience any of the accolades that he truly deserved for his involvement in creating one of the most iconic figures! This year is the celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary also what would have been Bill Finger’s 100th birthday, things will change. It is high time that due credits that have been wronged for so many years can finally be made right, once and for all!
At this years San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) something very extraordinary will take place for the first time ever! On Friday 2:30-3:30 in the Comics Arts Conference room #8. This is the location that will host the eagerly anticipated panel "Who Created Batman?"
The compelling question of the ages will be put to the test, "who really created Batman?"
Who should be the Caped Crusader’s officially credited creator? Was it who we have all been told since day one Bob Kane, or was it his secret collaborator, Bill Finger? A true test for the master Detective indeed!!
The Dark Knight’s debut officially came in 1939. Since that day Batman gained - a young crime-fighting partner, a clownish arch-foe, and a feline femme fatale. All of these concepts came one year later after the first Detective appearance.
During the "Who Created Batman Panel" evidence will be pulling from interviews, biographies, personal communications, and external evidence. Experts will conduct a forensic investigation into this question of historical, cultural, and ethical importance. Bill Fingers only living family members will also attend the panel to add their personal knowledge of Mr. finger and his life.
In attendance of the conference will be, Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight), Tom Andrae (Batman & Me), Athena Finger (The Cape Creator: A Tribute to Bill Finger), Marc Tyler Nobleman (Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman), Denny O’Neil (Batman), Brad Ricca (Super Boys), Jens Robinson (CartoonArts International), Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic book art), Michael Uslan (The Dark Knight films), and Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (granddaughter of DC Comics founder). Will try to answer the basic question: Who built the bat?
Images of Bill Fingers contributions to the legend that is known as Batman!
I personally am a HUGE champion in the argument that Bill Finger is truly the man who came up with the ideas for who now consider the Dark Knight Detective. There is more then enough evidance to prove this is the case, with Bob Kane taking sole credit for Batmans creation and lore. Bill was the writer who thought of the creative ideas that stand out now more then anything Bob Kane was planning on using for a "Bat-Man" check my other blog showcasing more of Bill Fingers true legacy to Batman and all his contributions. Also the huge steps DC Comics has taken to rectify these matters with a special credit in Detective Comics #27 from the New 52 line.