Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman

by Marc Tyler Nobleman and Ty Templeton

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Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman
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Batman's biggest secret isn't Bruce Wayne — it's his forgotten co-creator, Bill Finger. Batman is usually credited to Bob Kane, who'd been commissioned by DC Comics to come up with a hit superhero. But Kane approached Finger for help — and it was Bill Finger who invented everything from Gotham City to Batman's tragic backstory. But he never got the credit — until recently. Illustrations by Ty Templeton.

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Bill Finger (left) helped create the Batman we know today, including his iconic costume, his tragic backstory, and many of his adversaries. Ty Templeton hide caption

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