‘Cape Creator’ Documentary Aims To Give Batman Co-Creator Bill Finger The Credit He Deserves [Video]
If you’ve been paying attention over the past few months, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that we here at ComicsAlliance are pretty passionate about Batman’s uncredited co-creator, Bill Finger, and we’re far from the only ones. There’s been a surge in recent years of people trying make the public aware of the truth behind Batman’s creation and that the legally mandated “Created By Bob Kane” tag on every Batman comic book, film and television episode doesn’t tell even half the story.
The latest effort on that front: A Kickstarter-funded “tribute film” from the Comic Arts Council called The Cape Creator that not only looks back at Finger’s considerable contributions to Batman, but also features interviews with his surviving descendants.
As for why this is an important project, well, Bill Finger’s omission in the official history of Batman continues to be one of the most frustrating stories in comics, especially if you’re someone who loves that character.
With 14 days left as of this writing, The Cape Creator campaign has raised just over half of its $12,000 goal, with rewards including copies of the film itself (naturally) as well as copies of books from the creators interviewed for the project.
In addition to the Finger family, the project also aims to include interviews with notable Batman contributors like Denny O’Neil, movie producer Michael Uslan, comics journalist Alan Kistler, and Marc Tyler Nobelman, author of Bill the Boy Wonder. No word yet on whether they’re planning on reaching out to the World’s Foremost Batmanologist (you know, me), but I’m willing to participate in a Stretch Goal that would involve me just angrily swearing about Bob Kane’s tombstone and that disgusting pack of lies he called an autobiography for at least ten minutes. Hit me up, y’all.