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Two more 1939 novels starring the cowled crimefighter whose adventures paralleled Batman's and inspired Two-Face's origin, written for future Batman editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff! Plus a comic book story. Mass murders set the Nemesis of Crime in pursuit of a ring of satanic killers...then our blind hero must unmask the hidden leader of a vicious gang of beggars!
Golden Age of Comics Bonus: "The Mask Returns!" in a rare 1940 Golden Age classic from Nedor's Exciting Comics #2. And an interesting story therein: DC published Detective #27 where Batman first appeared in almost exactly the same month as Popular Publications started The Black Mask as a pulp. The similarity of the heroes was pretty amazing.
Both companies immediately considering sueing one another, but since DC editor White Elsworth used to work at Better, he coordinated a cease fire. The deal became DC wouldn't publish Batman as a pulp, and Better wouldn't publish The Black Bat as a comic book! How about that!
The Black Bat, much like the later Daredevil, is blinded and scarred by a mob acid attack. So D.A. Tony Quinn makes the night his weapon and with enhanced other senses, he battles all forms of evil. Includes both classic color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations by Harry Parkhurst, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books)
- Additional Information
Item Code BLB02 Publisher Sanctum Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9781608771936 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 128pg Color Text/b&w