Thursday, January 10, 2013
“Another fine book” - Comic Book Resources on "Bill the Boy Wonder"
The Robot 6 column at Comic Book Resources covered Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman, calling the author’s note “excellent” and, after mentioning Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman, describing Bill the Boy Wonder as “another fine book.”
The (uncredited) author of the article astutely observes that the story is more complicated—and therefore harder to present in picture-book form—than Boys of Steel.
However, the two lines that had the biggest impact on me were these:
“Nobleman and [illustrator Ty] Templeton have made a pretty strong, bold and persuasive argument that Finger deserves [credit].”
And the closing line, one of the funniest I’ve seen with respect to Bill the Boy Wonder:
“If you’ll excuse me, I think I better go get to work on The First Man on Paradise Island: Dr. William Moulton Marston and the Creation of Wonder Woman before Nobleman beats me to it…”