When Bill Finger, uncredited co-creator of Batman, died in 1974, it went unrecognized in the mainstream media. But the same year, DC Comics ran two memorials in lesser-seen publications, the first the only obituary Bill got. I’ve shown them before and here they are again:
Here’s a third, from Batman in the Seventies:
And thanks to 20th Century Danny Boy, I learned of the following:
It’s not from a DC publication but rather from the program of the 1974 New York Comicon. (Bill died in January 1974.)
My “obituary” for Bill Finger is out in July, and it’s a long-overdue tribute to a man whose cultural impact is, without hyperbole, astronomical.