A high end defense lawyer for the mob loses sight of whats right, then literally loses his eyes to the mob. Given a second chance with high tech eyeballs from a mysterious group, he’s now a vigilante for the good of the city, and driven by revenge.
Dynamite Comics has been unloading pulp comics by the truckload, and I’m beginning to lose track of what’s what. I originally really dug Masks, a book that includes the Black Bat, so seeing him in his own book was a welcomed invitation I gladly accepted. Unfortunately, now that I’ve read a lot of these pulp books, Masks, Green Hornet, The Shadow, The Spider, and Miss Fury, I’m beginning to notice how they all run the same gamut, Miss Fury being the exception since she deals with time travel.
The Black Bat though, lives in the comic book section of: Meh. I have no strong emotional feelings towards it, it simply exists. Guy has eyes black like a bat, fights the mob, rinse and repeat. The fortunate thing for The Black Bat, it has a storyline it can build itself upon, and if it maintains it’s course with Ronan Cliquet’s fine art, it’ll remain a favorite among pulp fans. If not, I can easily see it getting lost in the shuffle.
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