Friday, May 11, 2012

Bill Finger: The DC Comics tributes

When Bill Finger, uncredited co-creator of Batman, died in 1974, it went unrecognized in the mainstream media. But the same year, DC Comics ran two memorials in lesser-seen publications, serving as the only obituaries Bill got. I’ve shown them before and here they are again:

Amazing World of DC Comics #1 (July-August 1974);
written by E. Nelson Bridwell

Famous 1st Edition (Batman #1) # F-5 (February-March 1975);
written by Carmine Infantino


Batman #259 (12/74)

Batman in the Seventies (1999)

And thanks to 20th Century Danny Boy, I learned of the following:

Its not from a DC publication but rather from the program of the 1974 New York Comicon.

 “obituary” for Bill Finger is out in July, and it’s a long-overdue tribute to a man whose cultural impact is, without hyperbole, astronomical.

1 comment:

Billy Hogan said...

I've got a copy of the "Famous First Edition: Batman #1." I'll have to dig it out to re-read the Bill Finger tribute.