|Ty Templeton's glimpse into a Bat-world without Bill Finger...|
In lieu of our usual Saturday Morning Matinee film on HeroPress I present this comic strip by Ty Templeton, which celebrates (amusingly) the unheralded contribution of Milton (Bill) Finger to the Batman mythology.
Finger passed away in 1974, but today would have been his 100th birthday.
Bob Kane may have come up with the name (and got his name contractually-attached to the character), but it was Finger who created pretty much everything else iconic in the original tales (e.g. Robin, Bruce Wayne, the Bat-cave, the Batmobile, the Penguin, Gotham City, the Bat Signal, Commissioner Gordon, Alfred the Butler, Wayne Manor, the Batarang, Catwoman, the basic look and color scheme of the Batman costume, the Joker, The Riddler, The Scarecrow).
Read all about this shocking state of affairs here at the Spectator Tribune website or here at Geek Hard.
See earlier in the week for my review of Marc Tyler Nobleman's book on the subject: Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman.