I've heard others talk about Bill Finger & the apparent injustice done to him by Bob Kane. Doesn't paint a positive picture of Mr. Kane at all.
Bob Kane is one of the worst men in the history of comic books. Note my post tag line. He wasn't just a businessman trying to make a buck, he was an artist who screwed other artists, literally traced other artists' work and who knows what else.
By the way, since Necro doesn't give it a glowing review means it must be pretty good, indeed!
My complaint is that it isn't very in-depth. Supposedly Nobleman researched this thing for five years, but what we get as a product of that is a children's picture book. The back cover says it's "A Junior Library Guild Selection," so maybe that's on purpose. A lot of this material has been lost, so even though the life of Bill Finger deserves more coverage than this, maybe this is all Nobleman could wring out of it. Paul Karasik did a great job with the even more obscure Fletcher Hanks in his two books, though. I have not read Nobleman's other book, Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman
, but I would hope it's not as simple as this book.
The page where Kane is showing off "his" Bat-Man to Vin Sullivan and not giving any credit to Finger, and the pages leading up to it, give no indicator of as to why Kane did that. The six-page afterword is nice, but the CBR article paraphrases the whole thing. Even the happy ending. Read both and you'll see what I mean.