It’s become common knowledge that Bill Finger wasn’t correctly credited as the creator of Batman, Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler and a bunch of other Batman-related characters. A new documentary, Batman & Bill, by Hulu hopes to shed light on the Bill Finger versus Bob Kane saga.
The Don Argott and Sheena Joyce film, Batman & Bill, hopes to answer a simple question: “What happened to Bill Finger?”
“Batman & Bill” marks Alkemy X’s fifth feature film collaboration with Argott and Joyce, who commissioned the company to produce animated reenactments of the events and stories conveyed in the film’s interviews, with very little archival footage and only 14 photos of Finger available. Aesthetically, the animations resemble the dithered look and texture of old comic books. Alkemy X also incorporated a contemporary, graphic-novel-style of illustration — more colors and color gradients — to portray the scenes after Finger’s death, including author Marc Tyler Nobleman’s efforts to try and uncover the truth to his past.
The most mysterious man in Gotham City wasn’t in a mask and cape. Unmask the story of Bill Finger in the Hulu Original Documentary Batman and Bill, May 6, only on Hulu.
“I’m a huge fan of Batman, comics and animation, so it was super exciting to work on this project,” concludes Mullen. “Don and Sheena were awesome collaborators, who brought great direction and communication to each scene.”