DC has done a nice thing by putting the name of writer Bill Finger on the covers of the special edition of Detective #27, a giveaway that will be part of the July 23rd celebration of Batman Day. Finger, who was hired by Bob Kane to ghost write the series, is the uncredited writer of Batman, who came up with many of the Dark Knight’s most iconic elements, Although Kane must contractually be credited as the sole creator of Batman due to a contract he signed with DC by pretending he had been underage when the character was created, it’s nice to see Finger’s name given some prominence in a comic that a lot of people will see.
Of course, there is still some rancor within the Finger family over these matters.
The new Detective #27 contains a new version of Batman’s first story by Brad Meltzer and Bryan Hitch , and is designed by Batman enthusiast Chip Kidd. Other giveways for Batmanday include capes and masks. Retailers are getting a swell timeline poster seen below.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.