Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Summer Reading 2013 Bill: The Boy Wonder

The second book I read this summer was Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of
Batman by Marc Tyler Nobleman. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Nobleman at the
Children's Festival of Reading in Knoxville last month - and he autographed our copy
of the book. He talked about all the research he did to prepare for writing the story of
Bill Finger, the man who helped Bob Kane develop Batman. Fans of comic books and
super heroes will appreciate this look at the origins of the Batman comics and their unsung
co-creator, Bill.  Bob Kane claimed and received  sole credit for Batman throughout Mr. Finger's 
life. Imagine doing something as cool as coming up with a popular super hero and never 
being recognized for it!

That's all for now. If you have read Bill the Boy Wonder or Boys of Steel and would 
like to send me a comment or question, you can reach me at suzannercostner@gmail.com .

In this photo the author is showing another of his books, Boys of Steel: The Creators of
Superman, which we also have in the Fairview library. For an inside look at how these
 two awesome legends were created, check out the books this fall and be amazed.

The book has its own website that includes information about the author and illustrator, 
games and activities, and biographical details about Bill Finger. Mr. Nobleman also 
has a video book trailer that is available on YouTube. Mr. Nobleman also has a TED talk
about his research into the creators of Superman and Batman.


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