We’re so happy to welcome back Marc Tyler Nobleman to The Carle this Saturday, February 16th to talk about his newest book, Bill, The Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman. Fans of the comic as well as teachers looking for ideas on how to use nonfiction in the classroom will especially love this presentation. Here are the details:
Behind the Scenes with Batman: Having Fun with the Common Core
February 16, 2013
Free with Museum Admission
(1 PDP) Join author Marc Tyler Nobleman as he reveals the lengths he went to in order to get the truth behind the creation of one of the most successful fictional characters of all time. Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman tells the story (at once inspirational and heartbreaking) of Bill Finger, never-credited co-creator of the Dark Knight. Learn startling never-published facts about an unsung pioneer—including one that may just change pop culture history. Book Signing to Follow.
In anticipation of Saturday’s event, Marc Tyler Nobleman has created some Batman trivia questions for our readers to test their ultimate comic book knowledge. Take a stab at the questions and post your answers in a comment below. and then we will come back to you with answers on Saturday. KAPOW!
1. Who was the first costumed villain Batman faced in the comics?
a) the Penguin
b) the Monk
c) the Flame
d) the Goofball
2. What color were Batman’s gloves in his debut appearance?
d) neon lime green
3. Bill Finger, uncredited co-creator of Batman, also co-created which other A-list superhero?
a) Green Lantern
b) Green Arrow
c) Green Hornet
d) Neon Lime Green Man
4. Bill Finger also wrote movie scripts, including one called
a) The GreenSlime
b) The Brown Ooze
c) The Gray Muck
d) The Wizard of Oz
5. What two superhero guest stars appeared in the last published Batman story written by Bill Finger?
a) Aquaman and Wonder Woman
b) The Atom and Elongated Man
c) The Flash and Firestorm
d) Underdog and Mr. Incredible
Marc Tyler Nobleman is an author of more than 70 books for children and one for adults. His picture book including “Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman,” which received multiple starred reviews, appeared on several “best of the year” lists, and made the front page of USA Today and “Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman,” which was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and made best-of-the-year lists at “USA Today,” MTV, and “Washington Post.” He has written extensively for Nickelodeon; his other credits include DC Comics, PBS, History Channel, and National Geographic Kids. He is also a cartoonist whose work has appeared in more than 100 magazines, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Good Housekeeping. You can visit his blog at http://noblemania.blogspot.com/ for behind-the-scenes tales of book research, promotion, and more.