Bill Finger

William Finger
Milton Finger, known professionally as Bill Finger (February 8, 1914 – January 18, 1974), was an American comic strip and comic book writer best known as the co-creator, with Bob Kane, of the DC Comics character Batman, and the co-architect of the series' development.wikipedia
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Milton Finger, known professionally as Bill Finger (February 8, 1914 – January 18, 1974), was an American comic strip and comic book writer best known as the co-creator, with Bob Kane, of the DC Comics character Batman, and the co-architect of the series' development.
Robert Kane (born Robert Kahn ; October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998) was an American comic book writer and artist who co-created, with Bill Finger, the DC Comics character Batman.

Batman

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Milton Finger, known professionally as Bill Finger (February 8, 1914 – January 18, 1974), was an American comic strip and comic book writer best known as the co-creator, with Bob Kane, of the DC Comics character Batman, and the co-architect of the series' development.
The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in 1939.

Bill Finger Award

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The Bill Finger Award, founded by Jerry Robinson and presented annually at the San Diego Comic-Con to honor excellence in comic-book writing, is named for him.
It was established by Bill Finger's colleague and fellow writer Jerry Robinson.

Jerry Robinson

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The Bill Finger Award, founded by Jerry Robinson and presented annually at the San Diego Comic-Con to honor excellence in comic-book writing, is named for him.
Kane, with writer Bill Finger, had shortly before created the character Batman for National Comics, the future DC Comics.

Joker (character)

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Batman proved a breakout hit, and Finger went on to write many of the early Batman stories, including making major contributions to the Joker character. Finger wrote the debut issue of Batman's self-titled comic book series which introduced the Joker and the Catwoman.
The Joker is a supervillain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940), published by DC Comics.

Dick Grayson

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Robin was introduced as Batman's sidekick in Detective Comics #38 (April 1940).
Created by writer Bill Finger and artist Bob Kane, he first appeared in Detective Comics #38 in April 1940 as the original incarnation of Robin.

Catwoman

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Finger wrote the debut issue of Batman's self-titled comic book series which introduced the Joker and the Catwoman.
Catwoman is a fictional character created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with superhero Batman.

Batcave

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Upon his return, Finger created or co-created items such as the Batmobile and Batcave, and is credited with providing the name "Gotham City".
Later, in Batman #12 (August–September 1942), Bill Finger mentioned "secret underground hangars".

Detective Comics

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Finger wrote both the initial script for Batman's debut in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939) and the character's second appearance, while Kane provided art.
Writer Bill Finger and artist Sheldon Moldoff introduced Bat-Mite in issue #267 (May 1959) and Clayface in #298 (Dec.

Gotham City

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Upon his return, Finger created or co-created items such as the Batmobile and Batcave, and is credited with providing the name "Gotham City".
Writer Bill Finger, on the naming of the city and the reason for changing Batman's locale from New York City to a fictional city, said, "Originally I was going to call Gotham City 'Civic City.' Then I tried 'Capital City,' then 'Coast City.' Then I flipped through the New York City phone book and spotted the name 'Gotham Jewelers' and said, 'That's it,' Gotham City. We didn't call it New York because we wanted anybody in any city to identify with it."

DeWitt Clinton High School

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Finger graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in The Bronx in 1933.

George Roussos

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Batman background artist and letterer George Roussos recalled:
The following year, Bob Kane and Bill Finger hired him to assist inker Jerry Robinson on Batman stories.

Lana Lang

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1949). As writer of the Superboy series, Finger created Lana Lang, a love-interest for the teenage superhero.
Created by writer Bill Finger and artist John Sikela, the character first appears in Superboy #10 (September/October 1950).

Superman (comic book)

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A part of the Superman mythos which had originated on the radio program made its way into the comic books when kryptonite was featured in a story by Finger and Al Plastino in Superman #61 (Nov.
Another part of the Superman mythos which had originated on the radio program made its way into the comic books when kryptonite was featured in a story by Bill Finger and Al Plastino.

Ace the Bat-Hound

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Continuing his Batman work, he and artist Sheldon Moldoff introduced Ace the Bat-Hound in Batman #92 (June 1955), Bat-Mite in Detective Comics #267 (May 1959), Clayface in Detective Comics #298 (December 1961), and Betty Kane, the original Bat-Girl in Batman #139 (April 1961).
Ace debuted in Batman #92 (cover-dated July 1955) and was created by Bill Finger and Sheldon Moldoff.

Clayface

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Continuing his Batman work, he and artist Sheldon Moldoff introduced Ace the Bat-Hound in Batman #92 (June 1955), Bat-Mite in Detective Comics #267 (May 1959), Clayface in Detective Comics #298 (December 1961), and Betty Kane, the original Bat-Girl in Batman #139 (April 1961).
Created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, the original Clayface (Basil Karlo) appeared in Detective Comics #40 (June 1940) as a B-list actor who began a life of crime using the identity of a villain that he had portrayed in a horror film that he had starred in.

Batgirl

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Continuing his Batman work, he and artist Sheldon Moldoff introduced Ace the Bat-Hound in Batman #92 (June 1955), Bat-Mite in Detective Comics #267 (May 1959), Clayface in Detective Comics #298 (December 1961), and Betty Kane, the original Bat-Girl in Batman #139 (April 1961).
Although the character Betty Kane was introduced into publication in 1961 by Bill Finger and Sheldon Moldoff as Bat-Girl, she was replaced by Barbara Gordon in 1967, who later came to be identified as the iconic Batgirl.

Gardner Fox

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During Finger's absence, Gardner Fox contributed scripts that introduced Batman's early "Bat-" arsenal (the utility belt, the Bat-Gyro/plane and the Batarang).
During July 1939, just two issues after debut of the character Batman by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, Fox wrote the first of his several tales for that character, introducing an early villain in the story "The Batman Meets Doctor Death".

Bat-Mite

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Continuing his Batman work, he and artist Sheldon Moldoff introduced Ace the Bat-Hound in Batman #92 (June 1955), Bat-Mite in Detective Comics #267 (May 1959), Clayface in Detective Comics #298 (December 1961), and Betty Kane, the original Bat-Girl in Batman #139 (April 1961).
Bat-Mite made his first appearance in Detective Comics #267 (May 1959) in a story titled "Batman Meets Bat-Mite" written by Bill Finger, with art by Sheldon Moldoff.

Batman (comic strip)

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He was one of the writers of the syndicated Batman comic strip from 1943 to 1946.
From Joe Desris’s introduction to the first book of daily reprints: "... this newspaper strip, Batman and Robin, ... has important historical significance: It is the last large body of work that Batman creator Bob Kane penciled completely solo... and it contains stories by all of the significant writers from the first five, formative years of the feature’s history: Don Cameron, Bill Finger, Jack Schiff and Alvin Schwartz.”

Penguin (character)

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The Penguin debuted in Detective Comics #58 (Dec.
The character made his first appearance in Detective Comics #58 (December 1941) and was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger.

Scarecrow (DC Comics)

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Kane introduced the Scarecrow and drew his first appearance, which was scripted by Finger.
The Scarecrow (Jonathan Crane) is a fictional supervillain appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson.

Two-Face

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Finger and Kane introduced Two-Face in Detective Comics #66 (Aug.
The character was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and first appeared in Detective Comics #66 (August 1942).

Riddler

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1942). The Riddler was created by Finger and Dick Sprang in issue #140 (Oct.
Riddler (Edward Nigma, Edward Nygma or Edward Nashton) is a supervillain appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, created by Bill Finger and Dick Sprang.

List of Eisner Award winners

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He was posthumously inducted into the comic book industry's Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1999.