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The 47 Comics Creators Thanked In The Suicide Squad - And Those Not
But there are also a few notable names missing… Suicide Squad screencap John Ostrander (above) – creator of the modern-day Suicide Squad, co-creator of Amanda Waller, John Economos, Flo Crawley, and Briscoe. Luke McDonnell – artist on the original Suicide Squad series, co-creator of John Economos, Flo Crawley, and Briscoe. Ross Andru – co-creator of Rick Flag, co-creator of original[...]
Detective Comics #140 featuring the first appearance of the Riddler, The Promise Collection Pedigree (DC, 1948)
A Detective Comics #140 CGC 9.6 White Pages has just sold for $456,000 at this afternoon's session of this week's 2021 June 17 – 19 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction from Heritage Auctions.  The October 1948 cover-dated release from DC Comics features the first appearance of popular Batman villain the Riddler in a story[...]
Wow Comics #11 (Fawcett Publications, 1943) featuring Mary Marvel, drawn by Marc Swayze, written by Bill Finger.
There's one such story featuring Mary Marvel in Wow Comics #11 (Fawcett Publications, 1943) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages up for auction this week in the 2021 May 23-24 Sunday & Monday Comics, Animation & Art Weekly Online Auction #122121 from Heritage Auctions. Wow Comics #11 (Fawcett Publications, 1943) featuring Mary Marvel, drawn by Marc Swayze, written[...]
Highest Graded Batman #1 CGC 9.4 Zooms Past $1M Mark at Auction
The Batman stories in the issue were scripted by Bill Finger and drawn by Bob Kane, with art assistance from Jerry Robinson and Sheldon Moldoff. Batman #1 CGC 9.4, 1940 from DC Comics.   By way of comparison, an Action Comics #1 CGC 9.0 sold for $3,207,852 in 2014 — a record for any comic book.  This Batman #1[...]
Highest Graded Batman #1 CGC 9.4 Zooms Past $1M Mark at Auction
The Batman stories in the issue were scripted by Bill Finger and drawn by Bob Kane, with art assistance from Jerry Robinson and Sheldon Moldoff. Batman #1 CGC 9.4, 1940 from DC Comics. Batman #1 had an on-sale date of April 24, 1940 according to Library of Congress Catalog of Copyright Entries Periodical records for that year[...]
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
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,[...]
Going Mad as Hatter Covering Batman News
by Chuck Brouillette This 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[...]