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The 10 Greatest Batman Stories By Uncredited Creator Bill Finger

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This Saturday, February 8, marks the 100th birthday of Bill Finger, one of the true unsung heroes of comic books. In the decades of his comic book career, Finger was one of the most prominent writers of the Golden and Silver Ages, contributing to characters like Superman and Green Lantern, but it's his role as the co-creator of Batman where he made his biggest impact as the man directly responsible for Batman's costume and origin, as well as co-creating characters like Robin, the Joker and Catwoman  -- and he did it without ever receiving credit on the printed page.

So to honor the occasion, we'd suggest that you take a little time this weekend to sit down and read through some of Finger's stories to see just how much he shaped one of the greatest characters of all time. And to help with that, I've rounded up ten of my favorites from his work on the Dark Knight. These are Bill Finger's Best Batman Stories.

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Bizarro Back Issues: Batman Gives Lonely Men a Good Christmas (1943)

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Over the past 70 years, Batman has been involved in a lot of Christmas stories, and with good reason. More than any other character, Batman fits right into the role of Santa Claus: He travels by night, he's dedicated to giving people nicer childhoods than he had, and he has the resources to offer people pretty much whatever they want for Christmas. Admittedly, h

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R.I.P. Jerry Robinson, Creator of The Joker

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The comics community woke up Thursday morning to the sad news that Jerry Robinson, creator of the legendary Batman villain The Joker, had passed away. Besides his invaluable contributions to the medium during its Golden Age, Robinson was throughout his life a vocal proponent of creators' rights and representing the comics medium as a true art form and creatively valid form of storytelling and expression.Robinson's stori

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Jerry Robinson Auctioning Original DC Cover Art from 1942

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Attention collectors, you're going to need to dig ALL your quarters out of the couch for this one.

Jerry Robinson, the 88-year-old co-creator Batman's Robin and the Joker, is placing the original art from two 1942 DC covers in his comics collection on sale now at ComicConnect. The first is the patriotic shield

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