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Bill Finger

1914 - 1974

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Milton "Bill" Finger (February 8, 1914 – January 18, 1974) was an American comic strip, comic book, film and television writer who was the co-creator (with Bob Kane) of the DC Comics character Batman. Despite making major (sometimes, signature) contributions as an innovative writer, visionary mythos/world builder and illustration architect, Finger (and other creators of his era) was often relegated to ghostwriter status on many comics—including Batman, and the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott. While Kane privately admitted in a 1980s audio interview with his autobiographer that Finger was responsible for "50–75% of all the creativity in Batman," for decades he publicly denied Finger had been anything more than a subcontractor executing Kane's ideas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Finger has received more than 1,633,804 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Bill Finger is the 38th most popular comic artist (down from 33rd in 2019), the 2,207th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,011th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Comic Artist.

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Among comic artists, Bill Finger ranks 38 out of 174Before him are Jean-Claude Mézières, Masashi Kishimoto, Cabu, Katsuhiro Otomo, Eiichiro Oda, and Saul Steinberg. After him are Kentaro Miura, Yoshihiro Togashi, Philippe Honoré, Shotaro Ishinomori, Gosho Aoyama, and Shigeru Mizuki.

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Among people born in 1914, Bill Finger ranks 84Before him are Shapour Bakhtiar, Larbi Benbarek, Eugene Nida, Achille Compagnoni, Saul Steinberg, and Go Seigen. After him are Birabongse Bhanudej, Pietro Germi, Carlos Castillo Armas, Omar Ali Saifuddien III, Max Manus, and Bernard Malamud. Among people deceased in 1974, Bill Finger ranks 56Before him are Farid al-Atrash, Robert Ludvigovich Bartini, Jan Tschichold, Lajos Zilahy, Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg, and Samuel Goldwyn. After him are Vasily Shukshin, Otto Braun, Konstantin Melnikov, Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr., Pietro Germi, and Pavel Bermondt-Avalov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Finger ranks 2,207 out of 18,182Before him are David Baltimore (1938), Lee J. Cobb (1911), Annie Jump Cannon (1863), George Crumb (1929), Henry Winkler (1945), and Thomas Tew (1649). After him are Matt Dillon (1964), Wayne Shorter (1933), Henry A. Wallace (1888), Katey Sagal (1954), Voltairine de Cleyre (1866), and Judd Hirsch (1935).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In United States

Among comic artists born in United States, Bill Finger ranks 11Before him are Jack Kirby (1917), Bob Kane (1915), Steve Ditko (1927), Winsor McCay (1867), Will Eisner (1917), and Don Rosa (1951). After him are Charles M. Schulz (1922), Frank Miller (1957), Jerry Siegel (1914), Charles Addams (1912), E. C. Segar (1894), and Richard F. Outcault (1863).