Bill Finger Gets His First On Screen Batman Credit In A Surprising Place


So a couple of nights ago, Adult Swim aired the Robot Chicken: DC Special III, all approved and signed off by DC Entertainment.c2

Yes, even that. And the Penguin Robin crotch-gaze fantasy sequence. c3

It was only a few years ago that DC Comics wouldn't even let Mike Allred have Batman do the Bat-usi on the cover of the Solo series…


Though things later changed.

And now Lex Luthor – all of him – do Magic Mike, with the full co-operation of Geoff Johns.


And if you wanted the answer to the question "whatever happened to JT Krul", here's your answer, along with the other all-male line of writers.


There's also the long list of credits for character creation. Hoping that Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway and Scott Shaw got something for this – as opposed to the bupkiss they got for Captain Carrot in Multiversity….

But near the top is the first on-screen credit for Bill Finger as the co-creator of Batman.


Not sure he would ave expected it to first appear somewhere like this show though…

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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