Thursday, July 12, 2012

Comics Cube interview: "What sets your book apart?"

The Comics Cube ran five Bill Finger questions by Ty and myself. An excerpt:

In your opinion, if you were doling out percentages, how much of Batman is Kane and how much is Finger?

Marc: Creatively, 97% Bill. He designed the costume, wrote the first story, wrote the first stories of most of the supporting characters (Robin, Joker, Catwoman, etc.), wrote Batman’s groundbreaking origin, developed the bat-motif (Batmobile, Batcave, etc.), named Gotham City/Bruce Wayne/Dick Grayson…whereas Bob did not write a single Batman story in his lifetime and farmed out so much of the art to ghosts. Some believe Bob didn’t even choose the name “Batman.” Yet Bob chose Bill to work on Batman. So in that sense, maybe Bob does deserve a higher percentage…

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