Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ty Templeton shows us Batman if Bill Finger did not exist

Inspired in some part by my campaign to see a Bill Finger Google doodle on his 100th birthday (2/8/14), Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman artist Ty Templeton, my partner in Crime Alley, gifted the world with something no one I know of has thought of before: a comic sequence starring Batman as created by Bob Kane.

Think of it as It’s a Wonderful Life, comic book edition.

The uninformed may be scratching their heads saying “Wait, every Batman story features Batman as created by Bob Kane.”

Not even close.

In this case, the revisionist history came firstKane is not the sole creator, or even the main creator, of the Dark Knight.

Ty did not stop with the cartoon. He also offers a number of custom badges that anyone can freely use to spread the word. Here are a couple of my favorites:

Of course, should you use any, please credit Ty. This is, after all, for a guy who was not credited...

Thanks to Ty, and these kind folks, and what feels like a quarter of everyone on Twitter, the truth is finally breaking up from the underground, cracking Kane’s gravestone to reach the light.

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