"Since his first appearance in the May 1939 issue of Detective Comics #27 – conceived of and drawn by a 22-year-old Kane with his frequent collaborator, Bill Finger, scripting the story – Kane’s Batman has gone on to become the star of comic books, Saturday afternoon cartoons, newspaper comic strips, radio shows, a live-action TV series, animated films, video games and several of the largest-grossing theatrical releases of all time. In short, Kane’s Batman is the most popular single superhero ever created."
I honestly can't believe that in this day and age, in a world where information is at the tip of your fingers; DC Comics haven't given Bill Finger the credit he deserves as the TRUE CREATOR OF BATMAN!!! If there's anyone that should be getting a star in the Walk of Fame is Bill Finger. It's incredible that news channels haven't picked up on this information either out of ignorance or not caring enough; but for the love of God; the comic book community needs to come together on this and make a stand. We need to show the world that we are more than fans, we are more than geeks; we are human beings and as such we won't stand for injustice anymore! How is it possible that our community, as smart as we think we are, as righteous as we claim to be, allow this Bob Kane and his heirs to get away with this crime? How can we just brush it off with arguments like: "he's dead, we can't help him anymore" or "it's his own fault for not knowing how to do business? It doesn't matter that he made a bad deal, the fact of the matter is that right is right; and this is wrong!
In a world where fans join forces for stupid things like making a petition to stop Ben Affleck from becoming the new Batman or asking the US Government to build a "Death Star", why can't we join forces and make a petition that actually matters, asking the President of the United States to look into Bill Finger's case. Why haven't we reached out to news channels around the world and explained the situation? I know for a fact that together we can do this, together we can make a change; so let's join forces. Let's give Bill Finger the credit he deserves and never got. Let's be superheroes for once. I know without the shadow of a doubt that The Dark Knight himself would approve.
-Manuel A. Carmona