Bill the Boy Wonder by Marc Tyler Nobleman
The Secret Co-Creator of Batman

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Every Batman story is marked with the words "Batman created by Bob Kane." But that isn't the whole truth. A struggling writer named Bill Finger was involved from the beginning. Bill helped invent Batman, from concept to costume to character. He dreamed up Batman's haunting origins and his colorful nemeses. Despite his brilliance, Bill worked in obscurity. It was only after his death that fans went to bat for Bill, calling for acknowledgment that he was co-creator of Batman.
 

About Marc Tyler Nobleman

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Ulrich has been a children's book illustrator for 30 years.
 
Published July 1, 2012 by Charlesbridge. 48 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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His greatest talent was the ability to forge legends.” Though Finger has been a known commodity to comics cognoscenti for years, this salute in his own format will make the lasting impression he deserves.

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USA Today

As comics move into the digital realm, everything about the impressively flooring Building Stories is old school: a story that takes place over 14 different pamphlets, magazines, books, flip pieces and other printed material, all stored in what could be mistaken for a board-game box.

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Project MUSE

Here Nobleman discusses his research into the life of Bill Finger, which begins as a photo hunt and ends by uncovering an entire branch of the family that had lost all public connection with Finger, and who now collect royalties from DC: "And it may be as close to a happy ending as [End Page 40] ...

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Word of the Nerd

Instead we have the warped continuity X-Men being mixed with the even more stretched continuity of the X-Men: First Class continuity to tell a story that should center around Kitty Pryde, who has not been developed at all in any of the movies (probably because they used her origin story as Jean G...

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Word of the Nerd

Higgins, a true fan of the original Batman Beyond cartoon, which is evident in his multiple guest spots on Kevin Smith’s Fatman on Batman podcast and Word of the Nerd’s own DC Confidential podcast, hits the ground running and gives you the opening and first act of a Batman Beyond episode.

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Word of the Nerd

The story will continue in Uncanny X-Men, All-New X-Men, Wolverine & The X-Men and X-Men into October, ending with X-Men: Battle of The Atom #2 by Aaron and an as yet unknown artist.

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