Wednesday, May 10, 2017

"Batman & Bill" documentary: the public response, part 1

On 5/6/17, Hulu premiered Batman & Bill, its first original documentary and the first-ever documentary based on a nonfiction book for young readers—Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman (the first biography of Bill Finger).

The outpouring of love, gratitude, enthusiasm, and other positives from the public has been ongoing and overwhelming. Among the thousands of tweets and posts, some recurring themes emerged. A sampling of just under 100 of the most moving or otherwise notable that I saw...

The "best":

Here come the waterworks:

Shout-out to the breakout daughter:

Humbling associations:

Even for non-superhero fans:

No hero but humbled:


Public figures:

DC Comics talent:


Roller coaster:

Others that touched me:

Comic Book Resources called the Bill Finger story a "game-changer":

#3 comic biography on Amazon (behind two friends!):

I was honored by many kind posts from industry friends; here are two that especially melted me:

Lastly, a classy post from the woman at the heart of the story:

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