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Finger was TheMovieBuff and based several aspects of Batman and his RoguesGallery on films made in the 30s. As a writer, he wrote many key Batman stories, namely ''Detective Comics #33'' -- Batman's iconic OriginsEpisode, -- whose details have remained virtually unchanged, despite myriad reboots and adaptations. Likewise, it was Finger who wrote "The Man Behind the Red Hood", the first Joker origin story which Creator/AlanMoore [[CanonWelding welded]] into ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', as well as ''Robin Dies at Dawn'' which Creator/GrantMorrison reused for CanonWelding in [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman his run on Batman]]. Finger also wrote many of the iconic first appearances of ComicBook/TwoFace, Scarecrow, ComicBook/TheRiddler, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} and Clayface [[note]]The original Basil Karlo edition[[/note]]. In addition to this, Finger also co-created Alan Scott, the first Franchise/GreenLantern, ComicBook/{{Wildcat}}, and ComicBook/LanaLang in ComicBook/{{Superboy}}. He also wrote two episodes of the 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' live-action TV series. In a dark irony, he died the same month a B-movie quickie he wrote was released in January 1974, ''[[Film/TheyLiveByNight The Bat People]]''.

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Finger was TheMovieBuff and based several aspects of Batman and his RoguesGallery on films made in the 30s. As a writer, he wrote many key Batman stories, namely ''Detective Comics #33'' -- Batman's iconic OriginsEpisode, -- whose details have remained virtually unchanged, despite myriad reboots and adaptations. Likewise, it was Finger who wrote "The Man Behind the Red Hood", the first Joker origin story which Creator/AlanMoore [[CanonWelding welded]] into ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', as well as ''Robin Dies at Dawn'' which Creator/GrantMorrison reused for CanonWelding in [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman his run on Batman]]. Finger also wrote many of the iconic first appearances of ComicBook/TwoFace, Scarecrow, ComicBook/TheRiddler, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} and Clayface [[note]]The original Basil Karlo edition[[/note]]. In addition to this, Finger also co-created Alan Scott, the first Franchise/GreenLantern, ComicBook/{{Wildcat}}, and ComicBook/LanaLang in ComicBook/{{Superboy}}. He also wrote two episodes of the 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' live-action TV series. In a dark irony, he died the same month a B-movie quickie he wrote was released in January 1974, ''[[Film/TheyLiveByNight ''[[Film/ItLivesByNight The Bat People]]''.


Finger was TheMovieBuff and based several aspects of Batman and his RoguesGallery on films made in the 30s. As a writer, he wrote many key Batman stories, namely ''Detective Comics #33'' -- Batman's iconic OriginsEpisode, -- whose details have remained virtually unchanged, despite myriad reboots and adaptations. Likewise, it was Finger who wrote "The Man Behind the Red Hood", the first Joker origin story which Creator/AlanMoore [[CanonWelding welded]] into ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', as well as ''Robin Dies at Dawn'' which Creator/GrantMorrison reused for CanonWelding in [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman his run on Batman]]. Finger also wrote many of the iconic first appearances of ComicBook/TwoFace, Scarecrow, ComicBook/TheRiddler, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} and Clayface [[note]]The original Basil Karlo edition[[/note]]. In addition to this, Finger also co-created Alan Scott, the first Franchise/GreenLantern, ComicBook/{{Wildcat}}, and ComicBook/LanaLang in ComicBook/{{Superboy}}. He also wrote two episodes of the 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' live-action TV series.

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Finger was TheMovieBuff and based several aspects of Batman and his RoguesGallery on films made in the 30s. As a writer, he wrote many key Batman stories, namely ''Detective Comics #33'' -- Batman's iconic OriginsEpisode, -- whose details have remained virtually unchanged, despite myriad reboots and adaptations. Likewise, it was Finger who wrote "The Man Behind the Red Hood", the first Joker origin story which Creator/AlanMoore [[CanonWelding welded]] into ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', as well as ''Robin Dies at Dawn'' which Creator/GrantMorrison reused for CanonWelding in [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman his run on Batman]]. Finger also wrote many of the iconic first appearances of ComicBook/TwoFace, Scarecrow, ComicBook/TheRiddler, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} and Clayface [[note]]The original Basil Karlo edition[[/note]]. In addition to this, Finger also co-created Alan Scott, the first Franchise/GreenLantern, ComicBook/{{Wildcat}}, and ComicBook/LanaLang in ComicBook/{{Superboy}}. He also wrote two episodes of the 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' live-action TV series. \n In a dark irony, he died the same month a B-movie quickie he wrote was released in January 1974, ''[[Film/TheyLiveByNight The Bat People]]''.


Finger was TheMovieBuff and based several aspects of Batman and his RoguesGallery on films made in the 30s. As a writer, he wrote many key Batman stories, namely ''Detective Comics #33'' -- Batman's iconic OriginsEpisode, -- whose details have remained virtually unchanged, despite myriad reboots and adaptations. Likewise, it was Finger who wrote "The Man Behind the Red Hood", the first Joker origin story which Creator/AlanMoore [[CanonWelding welded]] into ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', as well as ''Robin Dies at Dawn'' which Creator/GrantMorrison reused for CanonWelding in [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman his run on Batman]]. Finger also wrote many of the iconic first appearances of ComicBook/TwoFace, Scarecrow, ComicBook/TheRiddler, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} and Clayface [[note]]The original Basil Karlo edition[[/note]]. In addition to this, Finger also co-created Alan Scott, the first Franchise/GreenLantern, ComicBook/{{Wildcat}}, and Lana Lang in ComicBook/{{Superboy}}. He also wrote two episodes of the 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' live-action TV series.

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Finger was TheMovieBuff and based several aspects of Batman and his RoguesGallery on films made in the 30s. As a writer, he wrote many key Batman stories, namely ''Detective Comics #33'' -- Batman's iconic OriginsEpisode, -- whose details have remained virtually unchanged, despite myriad reboots and adaptations. Likewise, it was Finger who wrote "The Man Behind the Red Hood", the first Joker origin story which Creator/AlanMoore [[CanonWelding welded]] into ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', as well as ''Robin Dies at Dawn'' which Creator/GrantMorrison reused for CanonWelding in [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman his run on Batman]]. Finger also wrote many of the iconic first appearances of ComicBook/TwoFace, Scarecrow, ComicBook/TheRiddler, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} and Clayface [[note]]The original Basil Karlo edition[[/note]]. In addition to this, Finger also co-created Alan Scott, the first Franchise/GreenLantern, ComicBook/{{Wildcat}}, and Lana Lang ComicBook/LanaLang in ComicBook/{{Superboy}}. He also wrote two episodes of the 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' live-action TV series.


Finger was TheMovieBuff and based several aspects of Batman and his RoguesGallery on films made in the 30s. As a writer, he wrote many key Batman stories, namely ''Detective Comics #33'' -- Batman's iconic OriginsEpisode, -- whose details have remained virtually unchanged, despite myriad reboots and adaptations. Likewise, it was Finger who wrote "The Man Behind the Red Hood", the first Joker origin story which Creator/AlanMoore [[CanonWelding welded]] into ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', as well as ''Robin Dies at Dawn'' which Creator/GrantMorrison reused for CanonWelding in [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman his run on Batman]]. Finger also wrote many of the iconic first appearances of ComicBook/TwoFace, Scarecrow, ComicBook/TheRiddler, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} and Clayface [[note]]The original Basil Karlo edition[[/note]]. In addition to this, Finger also co-created Alan Scott, the first Franchise/GreenLantern, and Lana Lang in ComicBook/{{Superboy}}. He also wrote two episodes of the 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' live-action TV series.

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Finger was TheMovieBuff and based several aspects of Batman and his RoguesGallery on films made in the 30s. As a writer, he wrote many key Batman stories, namely ''Detective Comics #33'' -- Batman's iconic OriginsEpisode, -- whose details have remained virtually unchanged, despite myriad reboots and adaptations. Likewise, it was Finger who wrote "The Man Behind the Red Hood", the first Joker origin story which Creator/AlanMoore [[CanonWelding welded]] into ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', as well as ''Robin Dies at Dawn'' which Creator/GrantMorrison reused for CanonWelding in [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman his run on Batman]]. Finger also wrote many of the iconic first appearances of ComicBook/TwoFace, Scarecrow, ComicBook/TheRiddler, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} and Clayface [[note]]The original Basil Karlo edition[[/note]]. In addition to this, Finger also co-created Alan Scott, the first Franchise/GreenLantern, ComicBook/{{Wildcat}}, and Lana Lang in ComicBook/{{Superboy}}. He also wrote two episodes of the 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' live-action TV series.


Milton "Bill" Finger (February 8, 1914 January 18, 1974) is the original writer of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', a character which, together with Bob Kane, he developed for the comic book ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics #27'', published by National Allied Publications, which would eventually become Creator/DCComics. By personality, Finger was shy and retiring, and not very well equipped to deal with DC's management; due to this, Bob Kane became the dominant spokesman for Batman and ultimately negotiated a contract for the character with the stipulation that Batman always be undersigned as "Created by Bob Kane". While for most of his career he would downplay Finger's contributions, Kane later admitted in his final years that Finger was the co-creator of Batman and that he played an "unsung role" in his creation. DC Comics, while honoring the letter of Kane's byline, began to publicly acknowledge Finger as a co-creator of Batman and his RoguesGallery.

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Milton "Bill" Finger (February 8, 1914 January 18, 1974) is the original writer of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', a character which, together with Bob Kane, he developed for the comic book ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics #27'', published by National Allied Publications, which would eventually become Creator/DCComics. By personality, Finger was shy and retiring, and not very well equipped to deal with DC's management; due to this, Bob Kane became the dominant spokesman for Batman and ultimately negotiated a contract for the character with the stipulation that Batman always be undersigned as "Created by Bob Kane". While for most of his career he would downplay Finger's contributions, Kane later admitted in his final years that Finger was the co-creator of Batman and that he played an "unsung role" in his creation.creation (while never fully owning up to the fact that he was the one who did the un-singing). DC Comics, while honoring the letter of Kane's byline, began to publicly acknowledge Finger as a co-creator of Batman and his RoguesGallery.


Finger was TheMovieBuff and based several aspects of Batman and his RoguesGallery on films made in the 30s. As a writer, he wrote many key Batman stories, namely ''Detective Comics #33'' -- Batman's iconic OriginsEpisode, -- whose details have remained virtually unchanged, despite myriad reboots and adaptations. Likewise, it was Finger who wrote "The Man Behind the Red Hood", the first Joker origin story which Creator/AlanMoore [[CanonWelding welded]] into ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', as well as ''Robin Dies at Dawn'' which Creator/GrantMorrison reused for CanonWelding in [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman his run on Batman]]. Finger also wrote many of the iconic first appearances of Two-Face, Scarecrow, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} and Clayface [[note]]The original Basil Karlo edition[[/note]]. In addition to this, Finger also co-created Alan Scott, the first Franchise/GreenLantern, and Lana Lang in ComicBook/{{Superboy}}. He also wrote two episodes of the 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' live-action TV series.

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Finger was TheMovieBuff and based several aspects of Batman and his RoguesGallery on films made in the 30s. As a writer, he wrote many key Batman stories, namely ''Detective Comics #33'' -- Batman's iconic OriginsEpisode, -- whose details have remained virtually unchanged, despite myriad reboots and adaptations. Likewise, it was Finger who wrote "The Man Behind the Red Hood", the first Joker origin story which Creator/AlanMoore [[CanonWelding welded]] into ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', as well as ''Robin Dies at Dawn'' which Creator/GrantMorrison reused for CanonWelding in [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman his run on Batman]]. Finger also wrote many of the iconic first appearances of Two-Face, ComicBook/TwoFace, Scarecrow, ComicBook/TheRiddler, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} and Clayface [[note]]The original Basil Karlo edition[[/note]]. In addition to this, Finger also co-created Alan Scott, the first Franchise/GreenLantern, and Lana Lang in ComicBook/{{Superboy}}. He also wrote two episodes of the 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' live-action TV series.



* OriginsEpisode: Finger specialized in writing this. He wrote Batman's origin 33 issues into the run, introducing Joe Chill. Likewise the first appearances of Penguin, Two-Face, Scarecrow and Catwoman. He also wrote the very first origin story of Joker's MultipleChoicePast which later writers have built on.

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* OriginsEpisode: Finger specialized in writing this. He wrote Batman's origin 33 issues into the run, introducing Joe Chill. Likewise the first appearances of Penguin, ComicBook/ThePenguin, Riddler, Two-Face, Scarecrow and Catwoman. He also wrote the very first origin story of Joker's MultipleChoicePast which later writers have built on.


Milton "Bill" Finger (February 8, 1914 January 18, 1974) is the original writer of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', a character which, together with Bob Kane, he developed for the comic book ''Detective Comics #27'', published by National Allied Publications, which would eventually become Creator/DCComics. By personality, Finger was shy and retiring, and not very well equipped to deal with DC's management; due to this, Bob Kane became the dominant spokesman for Batman and ultimately negotiated a contract for the character with the stipulation that Batman always be undersigned as "Created by Bob Kane". While for most of his career he would downplay Finger's contributions, Kane later admitted in his final years that Finger was the co-creator of Batman and that he played an "unsung role" in his creation. DC Comics, while honoring the letter of Kane's byline, began to publicly acknowledge Finger as a co-creator of Batman and his RoguesGallery.

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Milton "Bill" Finger (February 8, 1914 January 18, 1974) is the original writer of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', a character which, together with Bob Kane, he developed for the comic book ''Detective Comics ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics #27'', published by National Allied Publications, which would eventually become Creator/DCComics. By personality, Finger was shy and retiring, and not very well equipped to deal with DC's management; due to this, Bob Kane became the dominant spokesman for Batman and ultimately negotiated a contract for the character with the stipulation that Batman always be undersigned as "Created by Bob Kane". While for most of his career he would downplay Finger's contributions, Kane later admitted in his final years that Finger was the co-creator of Batman and that he played an "unsung role" in his creation. DC Comics, while honoring the letter of Kane's byline, began to publicly acknowledge Finger as a co-creator of Batman and his RoguesGallery.


In 2012, Marc Tyler Nobleman and Ty Templeton created a graphic biography called "Bill the Boy Wonder" that revived interest in Bill Finger's name and reputation. [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/dc-entertainment-give-classic-batman-824572 In 2015]], Warner Bros. and DC announced that Finger [[VindicatedByHistory would be credited]] as co-creator of Batman in future projects, starting from the second season of ''Series/{{Gotham}}'', ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' and ''Batman: Return to Arkham''. A 2017 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcBDjjY2swE documentary,]] ''Batman & Bill'', sheds more light on Finger's personal life and of Nobleman's efforts to get DC Comics to eventually acknowledge his contributions.

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In 2012, Marc Tyler Nobleman and Ty Templeton created a graphic biography called "Bill the Boy Wonder" that revived interest in Bill Finger's name and reputation. [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/dc-entertainment-give-classic-batman-824572 In 2015]], Warner Bros. and DC announced that Finger [[VindicatedByHistory would be credited]] as co-creator of Batman in future projects, starting from the second season of ''Series/{{Gotham}}'', ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' and ''Batman: Return to Arkham''. A 2017 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcBDjjY2swE documentary,]] ''Batman & Bill'', sheds more light on Finger's personal life and of Nobleman's efforts to get DC Comics to eventually acknowledge his contributions.
contributions. In December 2017, Nobleman successfully campaigned to rename [[https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/12/09/bill-finger-street-sign-batman/ the intersection of East 192nd Street and Grand Concourse]] [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous as Bill Finger Way]]. The street overlooks Poe Park in the Bronx where Finger would meet with Kane to hash out ideas about Batman, and is considered the place where Batman was truly born.


Milton "Bill" Finger (February 8, 1914 January 18, 1974) is the original writer of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', a character which, together with Bob Kane, he developed for the comic book ''Detective Comics #27'', published by National Allied Publications, which would eventually become Creator/DCComics. By personality, Finger was shy and retiring, and not very well equipped to deal with DC's management; Due to this, Bob Kane became the dominant spokesman for Batman and ultimately negotiated a contract for the character with the stipulation that Batman always be undersigned as "Created by Bob Kane". While for most of his career he would downplay Finger's contributions, Kane later admitted in his final years that Finger was the co-creator of Batman and that he played an "unsung role" in his creation. DC Comics, while honoring the letter of Kane's byline, began to publicly acknowledge Finger as a co-creator of Batman and his RoguesGallery.

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Milton "Bill" Finger (February 8, 1914 January 18, 1974) is the original writer of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', a character which, together with Bob Kane, he developed for the comic book ''Detective Comics #27'', published by National Allied Publications, which would eventually become Creator/DCComics. By personality, Finger was shy and retiring, and not very well equipped to deal with DC's management; Due due to this, Bob Kane became the dominant spokesman for Batman and ultimately negotiated a contract for the character with the stipulation that Batman always be undersigned as "Created by Bob Kane". While for most of his career he would downplay Finger's contributions, Kane later admitted in his final years that Finger was the co-creator of Batman and that he played an "unsung role" in his creation. DC Comics, while honoring the letter of Kane's byline, began to publicly acknowledge Finger as a co-creator of Batman and his RoguesGallery.


Milton "Bill" Finger (February 8, 1914 January 18, 1974) is the original writer of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', a character which, together with Bob Kane, he developed for the comic book ''Detective Comics #27'' published by National Allied Publications, which would eventually become Creator/DCComics. By personality, Finger was shy and retiring, and not very well equipped to deal with DC's management; Due to this, Bob Kane became the dominant spokesman for Batman and ultimately negotiated a contract for the character with the stipulation that Batman always be undersigned as "Created by Bob Kane". While for most of his career he would downplay Finger's contributions, Kane later admitted in his final years that Finger was the co-creator of Batman and that he played an "unsung role" in his creation. DC Comics, while honoring the letter of Kane's byline, began to publicly acknowledge Finger as a co-creator of Batman and his RoguesGallery.

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Milton "Bill" Finger (February 8, 1914 January 18, 1974) is the original writer of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', a character which, together with Bob Kane, he developed for the comic book ''Detective Comics #27'' #27'', published by National Allied Publications, which would eventually become Creator/DCComics. By personality, Finger was shy and retiring, and not very well equipped to deal with DC's management; Due to this, Bob Kane became the dominant spokesman for Batman and ultimately negotiated a contract for the character with the stipulation that Batman always be undersigned as "Created by Bob Kane". While for most of his career he would downplay Finger's contributions, Kane later admitted in his final years that Finger was the co-creator of Batman and that he played an "unsung role" in his creation. DC Comics, while honoring the letter of Kane's byline, began to publicly acknowledge Finger as a co-creator of Batman and his RoguesGallery.


The origins of Batman, as per recent research, began when Bob Kane came up with the initial name of the character and the first design, that of a brunette in red tights and a domino mask. In need of a writer, Kane came into contact with Finger who provided the lion's share of the more defining ideas. As per Jim Steranko and Ty Templeton, it was Finger who came up with the name of Batman's alter-ego, Bruce Wayne. (named after Revolutionary soldier "Mad" Anthony Wayne.[[note]] Finger also inspired the MeaningfulRename of Marion Morrison into Creator/JohnWayne[[/note]] which he felt provided Batman a Patrician heritage), the name of Gotham City, and many of the defining ideas for the final design of Batman -- chiefly TheCowl and the dark palette. Bob Kane also admitted that it was Finger who developed the idea of Batman as a "scientific detective".

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The origins of Batman, as per recent research, began when Bob Kane came up with the initial name of the character and the first design, that of a brunette in red tights and a domino mask. In need of a writer, Kane came into contact with Finger who provided the lion's share of the more defining ideas. As per Jim Steranko and Ty Templeton, it was Finger who came up with the name of Batman's alter-ego, Bruce Wayne. (named after Revolutionary soldier "Mad" Anthony Wayne.[[note]] Finger also inspired the MeaningfulRename of Marion Morrison into Creator/JohnWayne[[/note]] which he felt provided Batman a Patrician heritage), the name of Gotham City, and many of the defining ideas for the final design of Batman -- chiefly TheCowl and the dark palette.palette -- and the name of Batman's alter-ego, Bruce Wayne, named after Revolutionary soldier "Mad" Anthony Wayne, [[note]]the same solider who inspired [[MeaningfulRename actor Marion Morrison]] to rename himself Creator/JohnWayne[[/note]] which he felt provided Batman a Patrician heritage. Bob Kane also admitted that it was Finger who developed the idea of Batman as a "scientific detective". \n


Milton "Bill" Finger (February 8, 1914 January 18, 1974) is the original writer of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', a character which, together with Bob Kane, he developed for ''Detective Comics #27'' for National Allied Publications, which would eventually become Creator/DCComics. By personality, Finger was shy and retiring, and not very well equipped to deal with DC's management; Due to this, Bob Kane became the dominant spokesman for Batman and ultimately negotiated a contract for the character with the stipulation that Batman always be undersigned as "Created by Bob Kane". While for most of his career he would downplay Finger's contributions, Kane later admitted in his final years that Finger was the co-creator of Batman and that he played an "unsung role" in his creation. DC Comics, while honoring the letter of Kane's byline, began to publicly acknowledge Finger as a co-creator of Batman and his RoguesGallery.

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Milton "Bill" Finger (February 8, 1914 January 18, 1974) is the original writer of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', a character which, together with Bob Kane, he developed for the comic book ''Detective Comics #27'' for published by National Allied Publications, which would eventually become Creator/DCComics. By personality, Finger was shy and retiring, and not very well equipped to deal with DC's management; Due to this, Bob Kane became the dominant spokesman for Batman and ultimately negotiated a contract for the character with the stipulation that Batman always be undersigned as "Created by Bob Kane". While for most of his career he would downplay Finger's contributions, Kane later admitted in his final years that Finger was the co-creator of Batman and that he played an "unsung role" in his creation. DC Comics, while honoring the letter of Kane's byline, began to publicly acknowledge Finger as a co-creator of Batman and his RoguesGallery.


Milton "Bill" Finger (February 8, 1914 January 18, 1974) is the original writer of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', a character which, together with Bob Kane, he developed for ''Detective Comics #27'' for National Publications, which would eventually become DC Comics. By personality, Finger was shy and retiring, and not very well equipped to deal with DC's management; Due to this, Bob Kane became the dominant spokesman for Batman and ultimately negotiated a contract for the character with the stipulation that Batman always be undersigned as "Created by Bob Kane". While for most of his career he would downplay Finger's contributions, Kane later admitted in his final years that Finger was the co-creator of Batman and that he played an "unsung role" in his creation. DC Comics, while honoring the letter of Kane's byline, began to publicly acknowledge Finger as a co-creator of Batman and his RoguesGallery.

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Milton "Bill" Finger (February 8, 1914 January 18, 1974) is the original writer of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', a character which, together with Bob Kane, he developed for ''Detective Comics #27'' for National Allied Publications, which would eventually become DC Comics.Creator/DCComics. By personality, Finger was shy and retiring, and not very well equipped to deal with DC's management; Due to this, Bob Kane became the dominant spokesman for Batman and ultimately negotiated a contract for the character with the stipulation that Batman always be undersigned as "Created by Bob Kane". While for most of his career he would downplay Finger's contributions, Kane later admitted in his final years that Finger was the co-creator of Batman and that he played an "unsung role" in his creation. DC Comics, while honoring the letter of Kane's byline, began to publicly acknowledge Finger as a co-creator of Batman and his RoguesGallery.


Milton "Bill" Finger (February 8, 1914 January 18, 1974) is the original writer of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', a character which, together with Bob Kane, he developed for ''Detective Comics'' #27. By personality, Finger was shy and retiring, and not very well equipped to deal with DC's management; Due to this, Bob Kane became the dominant spokesman for Batman and ultimately negotiated a contract for the character with the stipulation that Batman always be undersigned as "Created by Bob Kane". While for most of his career he would downplay Finger's contributions, Kane later admitted in his final years that Finger was the co-creator of Batman and that he played an "unsung role" in his creation. DC Comics, while honoring the letter of Kane's byline, began to publicly acknowledge Finger as a co-creator of Batman and his RoguesGallery.

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Milton "Bill" Finger (February 8, 1914 January 18, 1974) is the original writer of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', a character which, together with Bob Kane, he developed for ''Detective Comics'' #27.Comics #27'' for National Publications, which would eventually become DC Comics. By personality, Finger was shy and retiring, and not very well equipped to deal with DC's management; Due to this, Bob Kane became the dominant spokesman for Batman and ultimately negotiated a contract for the character with the stipulation that Batman always be undersigned as "Created by Bob Kane". While for most of his career he would downplay Finger's contributions, Kane later admitted in his final years that Finger was the co-creator of Batman and that he played an "unsung role" in his creation. DC Comics, while honoring the letter of Kane's byline, began to publicly acknowledge Finger as a co-creator of Batman and his RoguesGallery.



Finger was TheMovieBuff and based several aspects of Batman and his RoguesGallery on films made in the 30s. As a writer, he wrote many key Batman stories, namely Detective Comics [=#33=] -- Batman's iconic OriginsEpisode, -- whose details have remained virtually unchanged, despite myriad reboots and adaptations. Likewise, it was Finger who wrote "The Man Behind the Red Hood", the first Joker origin story which Creator/AlanMoore [[CanonWelding welded]] into ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', as well as ''Robin Dies at Dawn'' which Creator/GrantMorrison reused for CanonWelding in [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman his run on Batman]]. Finger also wrote many of the iconic first appearances of Two-Face, Scarecrow, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} and Clayface [[note]]The original Basil Karlo edition[[/note]]. In addition to this, Finger also co-created Alan Scott, the first Franchise/GreenLantern, and Lana Lang in ComicBook/{{Superboy}}. He also wrote two episodes of the 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' live-action TV series.

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Finger was TheMovieBuff and based several aspects of Batman and his RoguesGallery on films made in the 30s. As a writer, he wrote many key Batman stories, namely Detective ''Detective Comics [=#33=] #33'' -- Batman's iconic OriginsEpisode, -- whose details have remained virtually unchanged, despite myriad reboots and adaptations. Likewise, it was Finger who wrote "The Man Behind the Red Hood", the first Joker origin story which Creator/AlanMoore [[CanonWelding welded]] into ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', as well as ''Robin Dies at Dawn'' which Creator/GrantMorrison reused for CanonWelding in [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman his run on Batman]]. Finger also wrote many of the iconic first appearances of Two-Face, Scarecrow, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} and Clayface [[note]]The original Basil Karlo edition[[/note]]. In addition to this, Finger also co-created Alan Scott, the first Franchise/GreenLantern, and Lana Lang in ComicBook/{{Superboy}}. He also wrote two episodes of the 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' live-action TV series.

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