BATMAN Co-Creator Finally Receives some Long-Overdue Credit

When you first think of the man who created Batman you think of the one and only Bob Kane himself, but what is not spoken was of the co-creator who also worked on the Batman comic strips and Batman series along with Kane,  but who got none of the credit. The Co-Creator’s name is Bill Finger. He came up with very important aspects of what makes up Batman and the world as well as the characters we fell in love with.


Bill Finger came up with the alter ego Bruce Wayne, Batmobile, Gotham City, Robin, Catwoman, and even helped Co-Create The Joker along with Kane and Jerry Robinson. It looks like after all of these years, Finger will finally be given the credit that was long overdue, and he will be receiving not just credit for his contribution to the Batman series; but for any other creation that he had ever worked on.

President Diane Nelson, DC Entertainment said,

“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,”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kane received sole official credit as part of the original deal signed in 1939, and who we had only given credit to all of these years. Kane later admitted in his biography that he made in 1989, that Bill Finger was a very big important influence in the series, as Kane gave him credit only after Fingers death in 1974 .


In Marc Tyler Nobleman’s biography of the creator of Bill the Boy Wonder, he re-issued the first appearance of Batman for the 75th anniversary saw DC give Finger cover credit for his work on the issue.

DC Entertainment announced that they will finally give credit where credit is due. It looks like later on this season on Gotham, Bill Finger will be listed as the Co-Creator along with Kane, he has been receiving crediting his comic books as well. He will also receive credit later on in the new film of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

“He did cite Finger’s contributions in his memoir Batman and Me, writing “I must admit that Bill never received the fame and recognition he deserved.”