If you’re aware of Bob Kane’s existence, but not of Bill Finger’s, this documentary might be right up your alley. Directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce, Batman & Bill centers on the omission of the most significant creator of Batman and his universe. Throughout comic book history, Bob Kane is credited as the sole creator of Batman. However, that distinction belongs to Bill Finger. The film aims to correct a wrong by further highlighting the many, many reasons, and evidence, Bill Finger is finally given his due. Which is about damn time.
Batman & Bill hits Hulu on May 6th, 2017.
Everyone thinks that Bob Kane created Batman, but that’s not the whole truth. One author makes it his crusade to seek justice for Bill Finger, a struggling writer who was the key figure in creating the iconic superhero, from concept to costume to the very character we all know and love. Bruce Wayne may be Batman’s secret identity, but his creator was always a true mystery.