Out of the night comes a menacing winged figure! Blind district attorney Tony Quinn takes his battle for justice from the courtrooms to the streets, battling evil as The Black Bat!
When a criminal schemes to weld the underworld into a giant combine for plunder, The Black Bat faces a sinister challenge! Follow Tony Quinn and his aides as they battle an evil hierarchy!
Throughout over sixty stories, The Black Bat fought for the most part street level criminals, those that might terrorize any city’s populace. This came largely from Tony Quinn’s work as a District Attorney prior to the accident that left him blind for a period of time. Even though there were very few true monsters or even mad scientists that ever encountered The Black Bat, that doesn’t mean that Quinn’s enemies were always simply run of the mill thugs. He pursued murderous arsonists burning down tenements for money. He confronted an evil genius who essentially took over a hospital for his vile experiments as well as a hypnotist intent on having others do his criminal bidding. From jail breaks to bank robberies, The Black Bat faces crime of all sorts, but often finds himself against the weird and almost unexplained, such as two different instances where predictions of death come true as murder. The Black Bat even confronts The Devil, or at least a man who proves he’s The Devil, until The Black Bat reveals he’s only another criminal.
With the stories written primarily in the 1940s and 50s, it isn’t surprising that The Black Bat also battles against those wanting to destroy The United States. From chasing stolen diamonds that are crucial to America’s wartime involvement to taking on Nazi Bundhists, The Black Bat joined other Pulp heroes in making sure that readers knew they, too, supported the efforts of the United States in World War II.
Thrill to The Murder Maker, originally published in Black Book Detective #80 June 1948 and read with two fisted excitement by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Old Man About to Die
Chapter 2: Prophecy Come True
Chapter 3: The Sealed Letter
Chapter 4: The Black Bat Delivers
Chapter 5: Not Guilty
Chapter 6: Siege
Chapter 7: Clue to a Liar
Chapter 8: Private Eye
Chapter 9: The Frame-up
Chapter 10: Jaws of the Trap
Chapter 11: Harbor Grave
Chapter 12: Empire of Crime
Chapter 13: The Blue Wax
Chapter 14: The Path of Fear
Chapter 15: The Man Behind Murder