Friday, July 27, 2012

AV Club on "Bill the Boy Wonder": "good conversation-starter"

The AV Club, the entertainment review arm of the popular humor brand The Onion, took a look at Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman. An excerpt:

Bill the Boy Wonder explains the early history of superhero comics in plain, clear language, and without sugarcoating what the business could be like. If anything, Bill the Boy Wonder is even more blunt about how a man responsible for characters and concepts enjoyed for decades by millions of people around the world ended up getting far less than his fair share of compensation. But the book’s not sad or angry; nor does it turn Finger into some iconic martyr for creators’ rights. Instead, Nobleman and Templeton depict Finger at work and Finger at home, showing him as a man of varied interests, who tried his best to funnel his life into his comics. Bill the Boy Wonder would make a good conversation-starter—about the realities of art and commerce—for comics-loving parents and their children.

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