Bill Finger

Bill Finger is an example of the colorful and talented people who passed through Army Pictorial Center over the years.  Bill served as a contract writer circa 1969-1970.  Bill is remembered among comic book afficianados and super-hero fans as the uncredited co-creator of Batman.

Now, a writer is researching a project for which he is seeking information about and photos of Bill.  If you have anything to share with writer Marc Tyler Nobleman, you can contact him at mtn@mtncartoons.comNobleman said he's "open to suggestions as to where else I might be able to find Bill photos, in particular a copy of his military-issued photo ID, or at least the photo."

Bill Finger was an ascerbic character, always in a hurry in the hallway of Writers' Branch.  When questioned about comic book artist Bob Kane's fame and fortune with the pop culture success of the 1960s television series "Batman," Bill would growl, "All those villains, the Joker, Penguin, I created 'em."

In his other non-Army work, Bill is remembered as the screenwriter of 1968's cult sci-fi thriller "The Green Slime," a "lovely piece of b-cinema."

(Nobleman's book, "Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman," was published and is available at

(Posted June 18, 2006, updated September 3, 2018.)