A quest for justice 70 years in the making. . .
Brought to you by:
Marc Tyler Nobleman, author of Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman
Illustrated by Ty Templeton, fan favorite Batman comic book artist
Every Batman story is marked with the words, "Batman created by Bob Kane." But that isn’t the whole truth. A struggling writer named Bill Finger was involved from the beginning. Bill helped invent Batman, from concept to costume to character. He dreamed up Batman’s haunting origins and his colorful nemeses. Despite his brilliance, Bill worked in obscurity.
Based on original research, Bill the Boy Wonder is the first-ever book about the unsung man behind the Dark Knight.
More Behind the Scenes info coming soon, including . . .
• Deleted scenes from the book, including early sketches and cover concepts
• Bill Finger’s Family Tree
• Complete list of source notes
Are you a true Batmanian?
Click on the boxes below to try your hand at Batman trivia. Play “Finger or Faker,” “Have a Pun Day!,” “Name That Crook!,” “Twisted Timeline,” and Point Your Finger . . .” Use Bill the Boy Wonder to help with those tough questions. If you get really stuck, check out the answer guide. How many did you get right?
Batman is not typically a subject taught in schools, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have classroom potential. To help get started, we bring you the Bill the Boy Wonder Activity & Discussion Guide. In it you’ll find questions and projects with links to all areas of the curriculum, including science, art, writing, and social studies.
Click here to check it out!