Friday, December 10, 2010

The first public lie against Bill Finger?

Jerry Bails’s 1965 article was not the first time the creation of Batman was addressed in print. Almost twenty years earlier, in Real Fact Comics #5 (1946), DC had published a different telling—except it was a preposterous fake.

According to that story, Bob first drew Batman with the help of a (suitably muscular) friend modeling a now-familiar costume . . . made by Bob’s mother.

You can imagine what Bill Finger thought of this: the same as you.

Only more venomously.

1/22/17 addendum: I inadvertently covered this again, in slightly more detail.

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