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Batman 1839, Part 1: Mad Men of Gotham

Indeed the materials are so profuse that the author who deals in them requires neither invention nor imagination, but merely a fair talent for telling the truth takingly, for once he begins, he will find it scattered about him in rich confusion, any quantity of the prettiest and most interesting little loves — murders — […]

Getting Ready for the Year of the Bat

Vintage comic book anniversary milestones are my very favorite kind of nerd holiday.  I’m not much of a convention guy (yeah… I know, I know), and of course I love collecting and talking about old paper, so the big gold and silver age anniversaries are definitely my thing. I’m always curious to see what the […]

Report: New York City Is Naming A Street After Batman Co-Creator Bill Finger

Bill Finger may have gotten the shaft while he was alive, denied credit for co-creating Batman for decades thanks to a deal Bob Kane made with DC Comics specifically prohibiting it, but at least the world has been trying to make things right lately. It was in 2015 that Finger first began receiving credit for […]

The Secret Pre-History Of The Green Lantern

One of my favorite things about studying old paper periodicals, beyond vintage comics and even pulps, is seeing how stories have gotten transmogrified over the course of several lifetimes and up to the present day — watching the threads drift forward through time, unravel, recombine. In addition to being a spooky little proto-Weird Tales-ish sort of […]

Hulu Releases Trailer For Batman & Bill – The Bill Finger Story

Bob Kane is credited for creating Batman in 1939. But there is a lot more to the story and it involved a man named Bill Finger, a struggling writer who helped Kane refine the initial idea and make it into one of the most popular characters in all of comics/literature/film. A new documentary, Batman & […]

On This Day In Pop Culture History For February 8

Welcome to the first installment of a new recurring column here at Bleeding Cool, where we will be looking at important events that’d happened on this day in history in comics, film, tv, or whatever else we come across that we think you’ll find interesting! History is important, and we aim to educate here at […]

Going Mad as Hatter Covering Batman News

by Chuck Brouillette This reporter hit Manhattan this afternoon to cover the 1st day of NYCC 2016 on a balmy Thursday in October and immediately went from interviewing the producers and star of Warner Bros Animation’s Batman: The Return of The Caped Crusaders, the feature film return of 3 of the 1960’s most famous Bat-celebrities, […]

Hulu To Present A Documentary About Bill Finger

According to TV Guide’s Twitter feed, Hulu will be branching out into more documentary features, including one about comic book writer and Batman co-creator Bill Finger. Finger only began to receive official credit for his contributions to the character in the past year, but was long considered instrumental in defining “The Bat-man” as the Batman […]

This Week In DC Credits – Bill Finger And Tony Isabella

It began with Bill Finger‘s first proper published co-creator credit for Batman, on the Robot Chicken DC Special III… Which was followed up on Gotham… And in the comic books themselves, in Batman & Robin Eternal. Next up, the battle moves to Jerry Robinson. But in that first screen from Robot Chicken, there was also a change […]

Jim Lee And Zack Snyder Praise Bob Kane At Hollywood Walk Of Fame Ceremony.

Batman co-creator Bob Kane received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today during a ceremony attended by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder, DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee, Kane’s widow Elizabeth Kane and others. “Recently, I got to make this film, Batman v Superman,” said Snyder. “In the process I […]

Bill Finger Gets His First On Screen Batman Credit In A Surprising Place

So a couple of nights ago, Adult Swim aired the Robot Chicken: DC Special III, all approved and signed off by DC Entertainment. Yes, even that. And the Penguin Robin crotch-gaze fantasy sequence.  It was only a few years ago that DC Comics wouldn’t even let Mike Allred have Batman do the Bat-usi on the […]

Bill Finger To Get Creator Credit In The Batman Comics As Well As The TV And Movies

Early today the news broke by press release to DC Comics’ media partner The Hollywood Reporter that writer and co-creator of Batman, Bill Finger, was to get official credit for his contribution creating the character of Batman, and his world, in both the Gotham TV series and the Batman Vs Superman movie. As part of the original Batman deal […]

Will We Need A Len Wein Credit On Gotham?

Bill Finger is getting a credit on the new season of Gotham. But what about Wolverine and Swamp Thing co-creator Len Wein? Dan Greenfield took a trip to the set of the show, and on the soundstage snapped this photo. As Dan notes, Len is responsible for the “whole Bruce/Selina/will they/won’t they thing” and “the first to […]

Bill Finger To Receive Credit On Gotham, Batman V Superman

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bill Finger, long noted as a significant contributor to the development of Batman, will receive credit for his work going forward. Beginning with the new season of Gotham and next summer’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Finger will be acknowledged for what DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson called in […]

A Brief History Of Robin In Comics Showcases An Even Dozen

It’s been 75 years since the creation of Robin the Boy Wonder by Bill Finger, Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson. But there have been a lot of different folks to wear ‘R’ over the years so DC Entertainment has released this new infographic – the Brief History of Robin in Comics – showing the evolution of the […]

Who Knows What Evil Lurks In The Heart Of The Shadow? Part I

The Shadow is a character that has been around for over 83 years and what people know about him varies depending on how old they are. Most know The Shadow as Lamont Cranston, millionaire and man-about-town. He has a network of associates he can call upon as well as the ability to fade into the […]