Friday, May 11, 2012

Bill Finger: The DC Comics tributes

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:

Amazing World of DC Comics #1 (July-August 1974)

Famous 1st Edition (Batman #1) # F-5 (February-March 1975)

Here’s a third, from Batman in the Seventies:

And thanks to 20th Century Danny Boy, I learned of the following:

Its 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.

1 comment:

Billy Hogan said...

I've got a copy of the "Famous First Edition: Batman #1." I'll have to dig it out to re-read the Bill Finger tribute.

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