Fanboy Rampage: Gabriel Hardman Vs. Marc Nobleman Over Hulu’s Bill Finger Documentary, Batman & Bill

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Invisible Republic writer Gabriel Hardman found himself on an unusual side of a creator/fan interaction Tuesday when he criticized Hulu’s Bill Finger documentary, Batman & Bill. The documentary’s description reads:

For years, Bob Kane has been credited as Batman’s creator. As time passed, rumors swirled that the Caped Crusader had another father. Who was this man? Batman & Bill tells the story of the uncredited creator of Batman, and a crusade to bring him justice.

Hardman had a problem with the way the doc focused on Marc Nobleman’s contributions to that crusade, tweeting:

Some fellow comic book creators agreed:

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While others offered some counterpoints:

But things became a little bit confrontational when Nobleman himself joined the fray uninvited, even though he wasn’t tagged in the discussion. Where would Nobleman have ever gotten the idea that this was okay?! In any case, it must have been uncomfortable for all involved:

Nobleman also debated with others in Hardman’s thread:

Even tagging in Bill Finger’s granddaughter, Athena Finger:

And thanking those who agreed with him:

The experience didn’t sit well with Hardman:

Who offered some advice that many could stand to learn from:

Fanboy Rampage was a blog by Graeme McMillan dedicated to the funniest, most ludicrous and most inappropriate comic book back-and-forths online. McMillan has moved on now, becoming a proper journalist but he gave permission to Bleeding Cool to revive his great creation.

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