The Caped Creator: A Tribute to Bill Finger

The Caped Creator: A Tribute to Bill Finger

Credit for this incredibly talented and prolific writer is long since overdue in my opinion.

A Kickstarter has been launched for a documentary about Batman co-creator Bill Finger.

The Cape Creator marks the 100th anniversary of the uncredited co-creator of the legendary superhero.

The Comic Arts Council, LLC project also marks the 75th anniversary of the Caped Crusader and the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman.

Athena Finger – granddaughter of the creator – and her son Benjamin are involved in the film, as is long-time Batman writer Denny O’Neil, film producer Michael Uslan and “several big surprises”.

Finger devised many of the ideas that made co-creator Bob Kane’s Batman a success – and went on to write the character throughout the ’40s and ’50s – but was never credited in his lifetime.

He was also the co-creator of Green Lantern and Wildcat.

The Cape Creator: A Tribute to Bat-Maker Bill Finger has currently raised $1,049 (£642) of its $12,016 (£7,355) goal. The crowdfunding campaign will close on March 6.

It was a common practice of the time to have many uncredited people working on a comic series at one time. However it is undeniable that the work of Bill Finger is completely woven into the character of Batman and that character would have never been without him.

Bill Finger

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