On 6/17/11, the first Green Lantern movie opened. To the general public, that DC Comics superhero is far less well known than Batman, but comics people know that Green Lantern is one of DC's "big seven" (along with Superman, Wonder Woman, Robin, Aquaman, Flash, and, of course, Batman himself).
I haven't yet seen the movie but have seen multiple sites that confirm what I suspected: Bill's name (in fact, no creator's name) appears in the Green Lantern credits.
Rich Johnston at Bleeding Cool summarized it well and struck the right tone. An excerpt:
No mention of the original Green Lantern creator, Marty Nodell, or its writer, Bill Finger.
No mention of those who created the Hal Jordan Green Lantern, John Broome and Gil Kane. Who created Sinestro, the Green Lantern Corps, Hector Hammond and Carol Ferris.
No mention of Alfred Bester, the writer who created the Green Lantern oath, so prominent in the film.
There is mention of Geoff Johns as a co-producer. And it is his books that get seen at the end of the movie, with a name credit for him.
Just not for the people who actually created the characters.
Now there is no legal necessity for DC and Warners to list their names in the movie. But it does seem jarring that in a movie that cost hundreds of millions, about someone doing the right thing, no matter how difficult, nobody could find a way to solve this one.
They did for The Losers.