My friend Steven Thompson made a startling discovery…the earliest known instance of Bill Finger being listed in print as equal partner to Bob Kane in creating Batman. In fact, Bill’s name appears first.
To quote Steve:
There’s no writer listed and I thought it was a wire service report but there are local theater references. Of course, they could have been edited in locally TO a wire service report. I used to work for a newspaper and I know that was done fairly often. BUT...I couldn’t find it in any other papers available through Newspapers.com which means it MAY have actually been local in Kansas.