Friday, January 18, 2013

Bill Finger died 39 years ago today

A few tributes:

Entertainment Weekly held a superhero showdown. In the end, unsurprisingly, it came down to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (Superman) vs. Bill Finger (Batman). Jerry and Joe may have “won” in life (i.e. they got credit and money before they died) but here, Bill won in legacy:

The title bout:

Bill won in this way, too.

Meanwhile, I asked Siri who created Batman. Look whose name came up first.

Yes, probably only because it’s alphabetical, but let’s pretend it’s because it is a smartphone.

Finally, a comic book from my youth whose cover is a vivid memory is The Brave and the Bold #177.

Revisiting it recently, I saw something I had forgotten about. I was heartened how writer Mike W. Barr (a Finger proponent elsewhere as well) closed his tale:

1 comment:

Billy Hogan said...

The Elongated Man is one of my favorite second or third tier DC heroes, along with Metamorpho.