Life is unfair and a lot of times, not everyone gets the credit or recognition they deserve. Ask anyone at a comic convention the question, "Who created Spider-Man" most people are going to give the name "Stan Lee" as the only answer. If you prompted them to name anyone else, chances are they would draw a blank, unaware of this brilliant artist named Steve Ditko.
Bill Finger was in his own way very similar to Ditko; there aren't many photographs of him, few interviews and chances are most people are unaware that Bill Finger is co-creator of one of the most iconic heroes in all of fiction: Batman
In the index of that book, the name 'Bill Finger' is listed just seven times.
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It turns out this was not the case. In fact, chances are that without the initial influence of Bill Finger, Batman as we know it might not exist today. He might be looked at as a forgotten hero of yesteryear who tried in vain to mimic the success of Superman.
The only time his name was ever associated with Batman was when he wrote an episode of the 1966 television series and in 1998 when an episode of The New Batman Adventures paid homage to his work.
|How I imagine Batman and Bill Finger would thank Marc Tyler Nobleman|