NYC to Formally Honor BILL FINGER on FRIDAY

Bob Kane can’t steal this.

UPDATED 12/6/17: The ceremony is Friday 12/8, so I wanted to re-present this as a reminder to everyone. — Dan

For coverage of the unveiling, click here.

For DC Comics’ tribute to Finger, click here.

This is pretty cool.

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 routinely honors famous residents this way but I believe that it’s the first time it’s happened with a comic-book creator.


For A BILL FINGER Tribute: From 1939 to Today: Click here.

For coverage of the unveiling, click here.

For DC Comics’ tribute to Finger, click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Well, isn’t that the street where the Batmobile exit from the Wayne Foundation Batcave is?

    Seriously, that’s awesome!

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