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!
Hiding under the cloak of mercy, a murderous band of ruthless, evil schemers plans a sinister coup that challenges the sleuthing powers of Tony Quinn, nemesis of crime! The Black Bat tackles the grim mystery of a monumental swindle that shocks humankind!
As Pulp heroes go, The Black Bat walks a fine line between self-made vigilante and actual superhero. As an aggressive, ambitious District Attorney, Quinn angered many of those he prosecuted. One such gangster hated Quinn so much that he threw acid in the lawyer’s face, blinding Quinn and seemingly forever taking him out of the fight against crime. Thanks to a revolutionary surgery, however, Quinn regained his sight due to receiving the transplant of a dead policeman’s eyes. This not only gave him the ability to see again, but it also granted Quinn a power of sorts, the ability to see in the dark as if it were daylight.
After this extraordinary event, Quinn decided to construct a costume and secret identity that would strike terror into the hearts of criminals, choosing to become a vigilante while also still working as a Special Attorney as Quinn. This connects him more closely with characters like The Shadow and The Spider or even Doc Savage, men driven to take the law into their own capable hands. This is why many experts and fans consider Tony Quinn sort of the transition character between the concept of the Pulp Hero and the Superhero in prose fiction. Although costumed types had already shown up in both pulps and comic books, The Black Bat is perhaps the first in the Pulp Magazines to take the best of both worlds and blend them into one stunning character.
Thrill to Death For Charity, originally published in Black Book Detective #62 Summer 1944 and read with two fisted excitement by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Court-Room Murder
Chapter 2: Hired Killer
Chapter 3: No Memory of Murder
Chapter 4: Intervention in Black
Chapter 5: House of Secrets
Chapter 6: Murdered Witness
Chapter 7: Killer Car
Chapter 8: Murder in the Making
Chapter 9: Intravenous Death
Chapter 10: Dead Man’s Letter
Chapter 11: Who Is Ina?
Chapter 12: Sudden Death
Chapter 13: Somebody Slipped
Chapter 14: Surgery
Chapter 15: Plans for Death
Chapter 16: Missing Man’s Secret
Chapter 17: Blind Man’s Victory