Nearly eighty years ago Batman debuted in Detective Comics #27 written by Bill Finger a former shoe salesman and Bob “O” Kane providing art and creator of the Bat-Man. It took over 75 years for Bill Finger who was what Jerry Siegel was to Superman, in 2015 Bill Finger finally received his co-creator status alongside Kane. The Hulu documentary “Batman and Bill” which delves deeper into the man who made Batman what he is, finally received a scheduled air date of May 6th.
“Everyone thinks that Bob Kane created Batman, but that’s not the whole truth,” reads Hulu’s description. “One author makes it his crusade to seek justice for Bill Finger, a struggling writer who was the key figure in creating the iconic superhero, from concept to costume to the very character we all know and love. Bruce Wayne may be Batman’s secret identity, but his creator was always a true mystery.”
Director’s Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce have sought out those closest to the Batman franchise both film-wise and those who never even participated including Marc Tyler Nobleman, Michael Uslan, Athena Finger, and Alethia Mariotta.