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Old 04-21-17, 05:20 PM   #1
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"Batman And Bill". Hulu documentary about Bill Finger- 5/6/17



I can't wait to see the saga of Bill Finger finally getting credit for co-creating Batman.
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Old 04-21-17, 09:48 PM   #2
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Re: "Batman And Bill". Hulu documentary about Bill Finger- 5/6/17

Looks good. But I don't have Hulu.
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Old 04-22-17, 03:41 PM   #3
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Re: "Batman And Bill". Hulu documentary about Bill Finger- 5/6/17

I think you can get a free month trial with Hulu. Just cancel before the month is over.
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Old 04-22-17, 10:10 PM   #4
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Re: "Batman And Bill". Hulu documentary about Bill Finger- 5/6/17

Bob Kane must have been a piece of work, there are so many apocryphal stories circulating that trash him.

The clown painting story probably being the most famous of them.

http://www.chud.com/community/t/96681/bob-kane-story
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Old 05-06-17, 07:06 PM   #5
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Re: "Batman And Bill". Hulu documentary about Bill Finger- 5/6/17

Just finished seeing it. Definitely a tear jerker to see a wrong made into a right finally giving Bill Finger credit for co creating Batman. I highly recommend watching it.
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Old 05-07-17, 07:18 AM   #6
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Re: "Batman And Bill". Hulu documentary about Bill Finger- 5/6/17

Excellent doc. Definitely shed a few tears at the end.
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Old 05-08-17, 07:53 AM   #7
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Re: "Batman And Bill". Hulu documentary about Bill Finger- 5/6/17

I thought this was pretty good. It was an interesting tale showing the writer's passion to make sure that someone finally recognized Bill Finger as Batman's co-creator. I forgot how ridiculous Bob Kane's gravestone is. One thing that I was surprised they didn't mention was they story about how Bob Kane supposedly got rights to lifetime Batman royalties by screwing Siegel and Schuster.

Still a good documentary and yes it got me teary eyed.
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Old 05-12-17, 08:40 AM   #8
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Damn, Kane fucked Finger over and maybe he could have done something about it before he died but as suggested in the doc. the lie became too big. I think the worst part is he didn't even help out Finger before he passed away. How hard would that have been to do?
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Old 05-13-17, 03:09 AM   #9
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Wow, Bob Kane does have a weird gravestone.

I'm going to check this out.
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Re: "Batman And Bill". Hulu documentary about Bill Finger- 5/6/17

Pee on it.
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Old 05-18-17, 01:21 AM   #11
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Re: "Batman And Bill". Hulu documentary about Bill Finger- 5/6/17

Wonder what Bob Kane's Widow, Elizabeth Sanders thinks about all this?
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Old 05-18-17, 10:46 AM   #12
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Re: "Batman And Bill". Hulu documentary about Bill Finger- 5/6/17

I don't know if I'll ever get around to watching this, but what was Finger's contribution?
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Old 05-18-17, 12:20 PM   #13
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Re: "Batman And Bill". Hulu documentary about Bill Finger- 5/6/17

Everything except the name "Bat-Man."
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Re: "Batman And Bill". Hulu documentary about Bill Finger- 5/6/17

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Everything except the name "Bat-Man."
Truth. Kane was the biggest asshole in comics it appears, but smart in a mercenary way I guess. There's a good cartoon about this by Ty Templeton iirc.

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Old 05-19-17, 04:48 PM   #15
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I happen to have Hulu for a month and was hesitant to watch this considering I've never been a big Batman fan but I'm glad I did, it was really good.
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Truth. Kane was the biggest asshole in comics it appears, but smart in a mere nearly way I guess. There's a good cartoon about this by Ty Templeton iirc.

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Old 05-20-17, 10:01 AM   #17
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Wow, if that's on point then that's quite a bit of work Finger did.
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Old 05-20-17, 12:34 PM   #18
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Thanks Valeyard, and I fixed my silly autocorrect fail there.
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Wonder what Bob Kane's Widow, Elizabeth Sanders thinks about all this?
Considering Bob Kane had a networth of $50 million dollars she's probably not caring a whole lot.
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