Sunday, December 24, 2017

"Bill Finger Way" street sign: "New York Times"! Mark Hamill!

The New York Times has mentioned Bill Finger only a small handful of times, namely here and here. The paper did not cover Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman, the unprecedented 2015 correction to the Batman credit line, or Batman & Bill…so it was especially gratifying that ace NYT reporter George Gene Gustines did attend and write about the 12/8/17 unveiling of the "Bill Finger Way" street sign

The article and photos appeared online on 12/13/17...

...and in print on the front page of the Metropolitan section on Sunday 12/17/17.

Only two days before the official release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mark Hamill himself tweeted about it. 

Perhaps he was tipped off by his colleague Kevin Conroy, who attended the street sign unveiling. (Hamill has voice-acted the animated Joker to Conroy's Batman on and off since 1992.) Or maybe he just follows these things since he has hung out with Bob Kane (and Jerry Siegel, and Jack Kirby...).


Then Wonder Woman voice actor (and friend) Susan Eisenberg tweeted about Mark. 

Great Hera! May the Finger be with you.

3/31/18 addendum: More Mark.

1 comment:

hobbyfan said...

It happens, Marc, that before he signed on with the Times, George Gene Gustines (or just plain George Gustines as he was known then) was a regular contributor to the letter columns of various DC titles back in the day. Maybe the "Gray Lady" was waiting for a reporter who knew the source material he was asked to report on.....