Friday, July 6, 2012

Comics pros on “Bill the Boy Wonder”

Several esteemed comics professionals have weighed in most graciously on Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman—all unsolicited, I’m shameless enough to mention.

They’ve agreed to let me share their feedback:

“GREAT book! Loved it! Purposefully and meaningfully (and beautifully) written.”
—Michael Uslan, executive producer of The Dark Knight Rises and every previous Batman movie since 1989 and author of The Boy Who Loved Batman

“Looks and reads great…and it’s about time there was a well-researched book about the man.”
—Mark Evanier, comics writer, historian, and go-to master-of-ceremonies

“Every Batman fan should read it. It’s worth getting the word out for.”
—Peter David, Eisner-winning writer of characters including Supergirl, Hulk, and Aquaman

“Im proud to know you. Godspeed with this book.”
—Elliot S! Maggin, pioneering DC Comics writer (Superman, Green Arrow) of the 1970s and '80s (and fellow Brandeis University graduate)


Shout-out to Marc Tyler Nobleman and Ty Templeton for their great childrens book about Bill Finger.
—Gerry Conway, co-creator of Firestorm and Power Girl and longtime Justice League of America writer

“That would be awesome...and about goddamned time.”
—Erik Larsen, creator of Savage Dragon, on Facebook in response to Newsarama article about my determination to see Finger officially credited

“It is wonderful. … The book brings out a number of facts about Bill’s life that I wasn’t aware of even though I’ve studied [him] for decades. I…loved the photos of Bill; for the first time we can see what he really looks like. … This is a major contribution to comics history.”
—Thomas Andrae, comics historian and co-author with Bob Kane of Batman & Me

Should more come in, I will add them. Check back at least twice a fortnight.

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