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Bill Finger’s birthday

Bill Finger’s birthday

Bill Finger’s birthday

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Bill Finger (8 February 1914 – 18 January 1974, USA) was a comics writer who was active in the early years of the USA comic-book industry.

He is best known today as the co-creator, with Bob Kane, of the DC Comics character ‘Batman’ in 1939, and the co-architect of the character’s development. Although he did not receive contemporaneous credit for his contributions, Kane acknowledged them years after the Finger’s death.

He co-created the first ‘Green Lantern’ character (Alan Scott) with Martin Nodell in 1940, also at DC, and wrote many of his stories. Finger contributed to the development of numerous other comic book series.

He was posthumously inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2005, Jerry Robinson founded the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing, presented at San Diego.

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(Sheldon Moldoff created the cover of “All-American Comics” #16, July 1940.)

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