Behind the Scenes Meet the Author & Illustrator Games & Activities Educators

Behind the Scenes

More Behind the Scenes info coming soon, including . . .

• Deleted scenes from the book, including early sketches and cover concepts

• Bill Finger’s Family Tree

• Complete list of source notes

Meet the Author & Illustrator

Marc Tyler Nobleman

Marc Tyler Nobleman is the author of Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman, which received multiple starred reviews and was named an American Library Association Notable Book. Due to discoveries Marc made in his research, the book also landed on the front page of USA Today. Marc never dressed as Batman for Halloween, but he was Robin twice (and Superman three times). Today he lives with his family in Maryland.

He reveals his research secrets and promotional gambles at

Ty Templeton

Ty Templeton is a Canadian cartoonist who has written and drawn for Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, The Avengers, The Simpsons, Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, and countless other comic books. When not writing and drawing, he has also worked as an actor, a musician, a teacher, a comedian, a magician’s assistant, and a security guard, if you need to know every job. He is joyfully married to Keiren Smith, with whom he shares four children and three cats.

Visit Ty Templeton's ART LAND at

Games & Activities

Are you a true Batmanian?

Click on the boxes below to try your hand at Batman trivia. Play “Finger or Faker,” “Have a Pun Day!,” “Name That Crook!,” “Twisted Timeline,” and Point Your Finger . . .” Use Bill the Boy Wonder to help with those tough questions. If you get really stuck, check out the answer guide. How many did you get right?

For Educators

Welcome, Educators!

Batman is not typically a subject taught in schools, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have classroom potential. To help get started, we bring you the Bill the Boy Wonder Activity & Discussion Guide. In it you’ll find questions and projects with links to all areas of the curriculum, including science, art, writing, and social studies.

Click here to check it out!