Bill Finger to Get Credit for Batman v Superman, Gotham


Finally. Bill Finger, the writer and co-creator of Batman is finally going to get some of the credit he deserves.

In industry circles Finger is widely known for creating most of the important elements of The Caped Crusader, though his partner Bob Kane received exclusive credit. Until now. In a press release DC publicly stated their intention to correct the years of shameful oversight.

"DC Entertainment and the family of Bill Finger are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement that recognizes Mr. Finger’s significant contributions to the Batman family of characters. “Bill Finger was instrumental in developing many of the key creative elements that enrich the Batman universe, and we look forward to building on our acknowledgement of his significant role in DC Comics’ history,” stated Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment. “As part of our acknowledgement of those contributions,” Nelson continued, “we are pleased to confirm today that Bill Finger will be receiving credit in the Warner Bros. television series Gotham beginning later this season, and in the forthcoming motion picture Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”"

Finger created the Bruce Wayne alter ego, Gotham City, the Batcave and all sorts of other foundation pieces for Batman. Sadly, just like Jack Kirby, he received no fame or recognition – a fact Kane himself admitted in his 1989 biography Batman and Me. 

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Though Finger died in 1974, this is a strong statement and fitting nod to him and his family.

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