COMICS: There's A New Bat On The Block! Dynamite Announce THE BLACK BAT

COMICS: There's A New Bat On The Block! Dynamite Announce THE BLACK BAT

Now where have I heard of a bat-themed vigilante before? Actually, this is not a ripoff - both characters (apparently) first appeared around the same time in 1939, but now Dynamite have reintroduced Tony Quinn, aka The Black Bat..

"Tony Quinn is a brash defense attorney for the mob, one who compromises his ethics for financial gain. However, when he refuses to cross the line and commit murder, he is tortured and blinded by his gangster employers. But then, a fortuitous meeting with a covert agency gives him a chance to make amends, and Tony dons the dark mantle of the Black Bat in his redemptive quest to right the wrongs of his past."

The character was previously a part of Dynamite's mini-series Masks, but will now be getting his own ongoing series from Brian Buccellato (The Flash) and Ronan Cliquet (Green Hornet). You can see some more variant covers at the link below.

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Filed Under "Comics" 2/13/2013 Source: MTV Geek
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HellsHammer - 2/13/2013, 4:11 PM
Give me a break
drykillogic22 - 2/13/2013, 4:11 PM
When did Daredevil and The Cape have a kid?...
CmdrGrimlock - 2/13/2013, 4:11 PM
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 2/13/2013, 4:14 PM
A Batman that kills and uses guns.... A hero for today's time I guess.
NorseGod - 2/13/2013, 4:14 PM
So much cooler than Batman ever was!
Shadowelfz - 2/13/2013, 4:16 PM
More Bats?
AC1 - 2/13/2013, 4:17 PM
Galaxy - 2/13/2013, 4:19 PM
Reminds me of Mark Millar's Nemesis
bazinga85 - 2/13/2013, 4:19 PM
This might be the most creative character ever made. A blind lawyer who fights crime and dresses like a bat? This is why dynamite comics are winning people. Take notes DC and marvel.
Roscoe182 - 2/13/2013, 4:22 PM
lol.. oh dear .
reverendjonnynemo - 2/13/2013, 4:23 PM
Fun fact:

The Black Bat - that is, Tony Quinn is actually a public domain character. Anyone can write around him as long as it doesn't copy anything set out by the publisher above
MarkV - 2/13/2013, 4:23 PM
sofa king lame
RorMachine - 2/13/2013, 4:23 PM
Guys, he predates Daredevil by almost 30 years and if anything, going by what I've read, Batman actually borrowed from this guy if anything.
BIGBMH - 2/13/2013, 4:26 PM
Uh-oh. Looks like Batman has some competition!

...said no one.
jimoakley666 - 2/13/2013, 4:29 PM
Holy shit, that's terrible. What are they smoking with this very thinly veiled rip=off bullshit?
ManofSteel23 - 2/13/2013, 4:30 PM
He didnt want to comic murder so he was tortured,yet there he is with a gun killing bad guys...
ManofSteel23 - 2/13/2013, 4:30 PM
commit* sorry lol
Rhino4508 - 2/13/2013, 4:31 PM
This is stupid lol
MikeKus34 - 2/13/2013, 4:32 PM
@Ror - Other than the ignorant people who just dont understand that this guy isnt a blatant ripoff, I feel like what the problem should be here is that they're clearly trying to use this guy to capatalize on The Dark Knight's current popularity over at DC. If he hasnt been around for years, there's no need for a sudden resurgence just to ride the big guy's coat tails. He's only gonna be seen as a ripoff no matter what the facts are.
InfiniteMonkey - 2/13/2013, 4:33 PM
This is shit is going to be epic...on a cancellation block. LMFAO!
RorMachine - 2/13/2013, 4:34 PM
Oh I know that, I'm not saying I'm gonna be buy the comic or anything, but it's unfair to call him a ripoff..maybe timely cash-in yes!
Bread - 2/13/2013, 4:39 PM
@DGTZ I thought of Nemesis as well.
thatcoldblackcloud - 2/13/2013, 4:43 PM
Looks like Just another generic gun-slinging vigilante to me. Nothing special.
ahhmynuts - 2/13/2013, 4:46 PM
*drops the mic*
Bodwulf - 2/13/2013, 4:52 PM
That guy is as blind as a ......well, you know.
alamborn19 - 2/13/2013, 4:54 PM
batman and daredevil are really taking advantage of those marriage laws...
marckos - 2/13/2013, 4:55 PM
beane2099 - 2/13/2013, 4:57 PM
Seriously. Comments like "He's just Batman mixed with..." clearly show you don't know (or care to find out about) your history. The Black Bat was a character in a series of crime novels that predates anything at Marvel or DC. Batman and Daredevil came from this guy. Just like Spiderman took inspiration from the Spider.

What gets me is that you guys are making these comments on the internet, where it would take you two seconds to open another window and google this character to find out if he is indeed a rip off before sticking your foot in your mouth. Or is it that much effort to take that extra 5 seconds to do that (Before some smart ass says I don't care enough to expend the effort)?

Anyways, Dynamite's been doing a great job with the pulp heroes. Masks has been great too. I highly recommend it.
SUPERSHADOWBAT - 2/13/2013, 5:08 PM
Nice to see that some people do a little research before calling The black Bat a copy and ripoff. Dynamite has been doing a great job with old golden age and pulp heroes. I have found these comics to be good entertainment and a nice throwback to when comics were fun, but also relevent as to history and a little social commentary. The Shadow and Spider are great reads, as is Masks.
Wingding - 2/13/2013, 5:10 PM
I've never heard of this guy . . . But I'm not gonna lie, he sounds and looks pretty awesome. I know he's basically a ripoff, but I kinda like em.
blackscienceman - 2/13/2013, 5:11 PM
i'm still so mad at grant morrison for all this shit.. there is only one batman
FrostyVoice - 2/13/2013, 5:18 PM
I'll read it. If the story can keep me intrigued then I'll continue to read it. I dig the ties to the mob and I like the idea of a blind guy with a cape. That second cover is pretty cool. Who owns dynamite?
GUNSMITH - 2/13/2013, 5:24 PM
Brady1138 - 2/13/2013, 5:29 PM
So it's Batman and Punisher. Shameful.
AgentDelta - 2/13/2013, 5:32 PM

GUNSMITH - 2/13/2013, 5:34 PM
Super12 - 2/13/2013, 5:45 PM
Meet Black Bat and his sidekick Sparrow. He lives at Quinn Manor in the secret underground Black Cave. He has a butler named Wilfred and a cop buddy named Tim Morgan.
TYLERWINN - 2/13/2013, 5:46 PM
Whoever thinks this is a rip off hasn't got a creative bone in their body!
Minghagz - 2/13/2013, 5:57 PM
Costume reminds me of a mix between the black hand and red robin
Paragon79 - 2/13/2013, 6:15 PM
Really? So just because because he's got bat in his name you guys automatically says he's batman mixed other people? He's literally got nothing in common with Batman, Punisher kinda because he seems like he'll be taking on organized crime, and users lethal force. Dr. Mid Nite was blind long before DD, and he's a defense attorney for the mob, which is the opposite of Matt Murdock. You guys need to ease up.
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