Heiress to the Dark Knight, Athena Finger fought for her grandfather, Bill Finger, to receive Co-credit recognition and won in 2015. She has been actively attending conventions as the historian of the creation of Batman, artist and upcoming author. She was also featured in the Hulu documentary Batman and Bill sharing her family story how this injustice followed four generations and was finally resolved with his name being attached to the Batman name. She is a supporter of local art and the arts in schools. She also is a co-presenter of the Bill Finger Award at the Will Eisner Award Ceremony at San Diego Comic Con.
Athena’s website is here.
Saturday at 4:00pm in Grand Gallery A-C
My Grand Father and the Creation Of The Dark Knight
Athena Finger’s grand father was Bill Finger, now credited with the co-creation of Batman, Robin, The Joker, and many of the early Batman characters. In this presentation, Athena will discuss the original plans for the caped crusader and how her grand father made changes that are far more recognizable to fans today, and the trials and tribulations on getting her ancestor the recognition he deserved in the creation of one of the most important characters in comic book history.