It has taken a long time, but justice may finally be done for the man whom many consider the co-creator of the Batman mythos.
Heat Vision reports that Bill Finger will receive official credit in upcoming movie and TV projects based on his creations including the new season of “Gotham” and Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”.
Finger, who died in 1974, worked with Bob Kane on early “Batman” comic strips as well as co-creating “Green Lantern” and other characters for the company. He is the one that came up with the names Bruce Wayne and Gotham, and co-created iconic characters like Robin, Catwoman and The Joker.
Bob Kane has received sole official credit in the past due to his original deal signed in 1939, but has called Finger “a contributing force” and admits Finger “never received the fame and recognition he deserved.”
Tyler Nobleman’s biography of Finger, Bill the Boy Wonder, is said to have had a big influence on this announcement. In a statement today, DC Entertainment head Diane Nelson says: “Bill Finger was instrumental in developing many of the key creative elements that enrich the Batman universe, and we look forward to building on our acknowledgement of his significant role in DC Comics’ history.”