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Marc Tyler Nobleman visited Novi High School to speak to English, Art, Journalism, and AP Capstone students about the importance of giving someone proper credit for the work that they have done, the value and importance of the investigative research process, and the necessity to persist in the face of rejection.
Marc Tyler Nobleman is the author of books including “Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman,” which defied the odds by helping to correct a 76-year long cultural injustice. This inspired the critically-acclaimed feature documentary “Batman & Bill.” His work has been covered in “The New York Times”, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” “The Wall Street Journal,” “The Hollywood Reporter,” “Rolling Stone,” “The Today Show” online, and “USA Today.” He has given a TED Talk and a Google Talk and has been invited to speak in more than a dozen countries.
“This is the true story of how Batman began. Every batman story is marked with the words “Batman created by Bob Kane.” But that isn't the whole truth. A struggling writer named Bill Finger was involved from the beginning. Bill helped invent Batman, from concept to costume to character. He dreamed up Batman’s haunting origins and his colorful nemeses. Despite his brilliance, Bill worked in obscurity. It was only after his death that fans went to bat for Bill, calling for acknowledgement that he was co-creator of Batman.” … Marc Tyler Nobleman