Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mini Review - "Bill the Boy Wonder"

Every comic book fan should know the name Bill Finger.  That many don’t is a sad state of affairs, but one author Marc Tyler Nobleman is trying to improve.  With Bill the Boy Wonder, Nobleman reveals the true origins of Batman, and exposes Bill Finger’s hand in creating one of the most famous fictional characters of all time.  Along with Ty Templeton’s expert comic illustrations, Nobleman goes a long way towards righting a long standing wrong and giving Finger credit where credit is due.  The story and facts are presented in an easily digestible fashion (though some children may have a hard time understanding why Bob Kane would claim sole credit when it simply wasn’t true).  All in all, Bill the Boy Wonder is a very enjoyable book, smart and visually appealing.  After this and Boys of Steel, I’m looking forward to seeing if Nobleman has any other real life comic stories to tell.

Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman by Marc Tyler Nobleman, ill. By Ty Templeton
2012, Charlesbridge Publishing
Final copy sent from publisher for review

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