Not Such A Dark Knight In Gotham
♦ We got tipped off to this by our friends over at 13th Dimension Comics: the late Bill Finger, who was one of the co-creators of Batman with Bob Kane, will have a New York street renamed after him. Here are the details…
The late Bill Finger, the unsung co-creator of Batman — as in the one who actually came up with most of what makes Batman what he is — will be honored with a street renaming in New York City in December.
A street sign designating Bill Finger Way will be unveiled in the Bronx at East 192nd Street and the Grand Concourse, the northeast corner adjacent to Poe Park, according to Finger biographer Marc Tyler Nobleman.
Why there? It was on a park bench in Poe Park — named for Edgar Allan Poe (fitting, no?) — where Kane and Finger first conceptualized Batman.
The official city ceremony will be at 12/8 at 10 a.m.
Finger’s granddaughter Athena, Nobleman and a local city councilman will speak.
New York has often honoured famous residents in this fashion but we believe that it’s the first time that it’s happened with a comic-book creator.