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All-American Comics #61 and the True Origin of Solomon Grundy

All-American Comics #61 and the True Origin of Solomon Grundy

I've found that Bill Finger, who wrote many Green Lantern tales in the Golden Age, put even more research into his stories than people generally realized, which makes one wonder if he was aware of the Gotham-adjacent rhyme and suggested that to Bester.  These wise, mad men are tied into the original legends of Gotham.Bester[...]

Batman 1839, Part 1: Mad Men of Gotham

I went looking for the beginnings of a fictional medium that America made its own, and found America's fictional heart in the process.But before I get too wrapped up in that, this is supposed to be an introduction."Batman 1839" is a series of posts that take a deep dive into something I've discovered which I[...]

Getting Ready for the Year of the Bat

Vintage comic book anniversary milestones are my very favorite kind of nerd holiday.  I'm not much of a convention guy (yeah… I know, I know), and of course I love collecting and talking about old paper, so the big gold and silver age anniversaries are definitely my thing. I'm always curious to see what the […]

Report: New York City Is Naming A Street After Batman Co-Creator Bill Finger

Bill Finger may have gotten the shaft while he was alive, denied credit for co-creating Batman for decades thanks to a deal Bob Kane made with DC Comics specifically prohibiting it, but at least the world has been trying to make things right lately.It was in 2015 that Finger first began receiving credit for co-creating[...]

The Secret Pre-History Of The Green Lantern

One of my favorite things about studying old paper periodicals, beyond vintage comics and even pulps, is seeing how stories have gotten transmogrified over the course of several lifetimes and up to the present day — watching the threads drift forward through time, unravel, recombine.In addition to being a spooky little proto-Weird Tales-ish sort of thing,[...]

Hulu Releases Trailer For Batman & Bill – The Bill Finger Story

But there is a lot more to the story and it involved a man named Bill Finger, a struggling writer who helped Kane refine the initial idea and make it into one of the most popular characters in all of comics/literature/film A new documentary, Batman & Bill, lays out the story by It adapting the book,[...]

On This Day In Pop Culture History For February 8

(AP photo/AJC files) 1977[/caption]1977- Hustler publisher Larry Flynt sentenced on obscenity charges The massive Internet collaboration "24 Hours in Cyberspace" takes place.On this day in Bleeding Cool history, in 2013 Rich Johnston reported further on Comics Conman Josh Hoopes, and we discussed the return of Powergirls' boob window.[gallery size="medium" ids="608242,608241,608240"]Birthdays today include Jules Verne writer[...]

Going Mad as Hatter Covering Batman News

by Chuck BrouilletteThis reporter hit Manhattan this afternoon to cover the 1st day of NYCC 2016 on a balmy Thursday in October and immediately went from interviewing the producers and star of Warner Bros Animation’s Batman: The Return of The Caped Crusaders, the feature film return of 3 of the 1960’s most famous Bat-celebrities, to[...]

Hulu To Present A Documentary About Bill Finger

According to TV Guide's Twitter feed, Hulu will be branching out into more documentary features, including one about comic book writer and Batman co-creator Bill Finger.Finger only began to receive official credit for his contributions to the character in the past year, but was long considered instrumental in defining "The Bat-man" as the Batman enjoyed[...]

This Week In DC Credits – Bill Finger And Tony Isabella

It began with Bill Finger's first proper published co-creator credit for Batman, on the Robot Chicken DC Special III...Which was followed up on Gotham...And in the comic books themselves, in Batman & Robin Eternal.Next up, the battle moves to Jerry Robinson.But in that first screen from Robot Chicken, there was also a change in the credits for[...]

Jim Lee And Zack Snyder Praise Bob Kane At Hollywood Walk Of Fame Ceremony.

In truth, we're all the Batman." He also said fans owe Kane a "debt of gratitude."Kane, along with writer Bill Finger, first introduced "The Bat-Man" in May of 1939.His new honor sits next to Batman TV series' Adam West's star In a statement, West thanked Kane for not taking the show or himself too seriously.Lee[...]

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

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[...]

Bill Finger To Get Creator Credit In The Batman Comics As Well As The TV And Movies

Early today the news broke by press release to DC Comics' media partner The Hollywood Reporter that writer and co-creator of Batman, Bill Finger, was to get official credit for his contribution creating the character of Batman, and his world, in both the Gotham TV series and the Batman Vs Superman movie.As part of the original Batman deal from[...]

Will We Need A Len Wein Credit On Gotham?

Bill Finger is getting a credit on the new season of Gotham.But what about Wolverine and Swamp Thing co-creator Len Wein? Dan Greenfield took a trip to the set of the show, and on the soundstage snapped this photo.As Dan notes, Len is responsible for the "whole Bruce/Selina/will they/won’t they thing" and "the first to emphasize the[...]

Bill Finger To Receive Credit On Gotham, Batman V Superman

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bill Finger, long noted as a significant contributor to the development of Batman, will receive credit for his work going forward Beginning with the new season of Gotham and next summer's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Finger will be acknowledged for what DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson called in[...]

A Brief History Of Robin In Comics Showcases An Even Dozen

It's been 75 years since the creation of Robin the Boy Wonder by Bill Finger, Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson But there have been a lot of different folks to wear 'R' over the years so DC Entertainment has released this new infographic - the Brief History of Robin in Comics - showing the evolution of the[...]