Thursday, March 10, 2011

Untold tale of Bill Finger #9: Creator has muscles, too

The second (and final) wife of Bill Finger, uncredited co-creator and original writer (plus visual architect) of Batman, kindly put me in touch with one of her three children, who knew Finger when he (the son) was a boy. Here is one of the sweetest of his recollections, dating to the late 1950s, and a side of Finger that has appeared nowhere else:
Another thing I remember is Bill showing me his muscles. He worked out. He was a short, not short short, but relatively short guy. But his muscles, I’d always brag to my friends about how strong his muscles are. He’d make a muscle and me and my young friends would all go—this was when we were 13 or 12—we’d all go feel his muscle.
(The full version of this image will appear in my book, due out July 1, 2012.)

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