HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILLEINGER! DAY ATMAN HISTORYOF a Hey Gothamites! History of the Batman wants to wish American comic book writer and Batman co-creator Bill Finger a bat-tastic 103rd birthday! Born Milton Bill Finger on February 8th 1914 he began writing comic strips in the same studio as artist Bob Kane in 1938 After National Comics Now @DCComics approached Kane to create a hero just as popular as their newest star Superman and Kane conceived the idea for a character called The Bat-Man Finger was brought in to ghost write on the project Not only did Bill Finger do major design changes to Kane's original vision of the Bat-Man such as changing the red and yellow color scheme to blue and grey the domino mask to a cowl the stiff bat wings to a flowing cape but he also made Bat-Man a scientific detective inspired by figures like Douglas Fairbanks and Sherlock Holmes even adding gloves to the vigilante's ensemble Those elements and Finger's brilliant stories mixed with Kane's superhero vigilante persona refined the character as the dark icon of the DC Universe to Superman's bright image and the Bat-Man was launched in Detective Comics Vol 1 27 in March 1939 Bill Finger's contributions surpass just creating Batman but he is also credited for mythology such as the Batmobile the Batcave and naming Batman's home 'Gotham City' original art by Paul Roman Martinez The19XXcom Finger also co-created classic characters like but not limited to Robin the Boy Wonder Green Lantern Wild Cat The Joker with Kane and Jerry Robinson The Riddler with Dick Sprang and The Penguin Finger passed in 1974 and in his honor Comic-Con International established in 2005 the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing Due to Bob Kane's contract with National Publications back in 1939 stating he was the sole creator of 'the Bat-Man' for 75 years Bill Finger was not credited with the creation of the Caped Crusader It wasn't until September 2015 when DC Comics announced Finger would begin to see credit for Batman in DC Comics We thank Bill Finger for being one of the most important aspects of Batman's history by celebrating his creation every day ✌🏼💙🦇🎉 Meme
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