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Exclusive Extended Preview: THE BLACK BAT #1

Get a look at Brian Buccellato's new series from Dynamite Entertainment.

Back in March we posted an advanced review for Brian Buccellato's new series at Dynamite Entertainment. We also did an interview with Buccellato on the book. Of course, he's been on a few episodes of The Invincibly Super Massive Comic Book Podcast of Stuff where he's talked about bringing the pulp character back and updating for a new generation.

The first issue is on sale this week and Dynamite has given us an exclusive extended look at it. Check out the art by Ronan Cliquet.

J. Scott Campbell cover.
J. Scott Campbell cover.


Writer: Brian Buccellato

Artist: Ronan Cliquet

Covers: J. Scott Campbell (cover a), Joe Benitez (cover b), Ardian Syaf (cover c), Billy Tan (cover d)

Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

A classic pulp from the 30’s returns in this modern take on a seminal character that inspired several well-known comic icons. Tony Quinn is a brash Defense Attorney to the mob who compromises his ethics for financial gain. When he refuses to cross the line and commit murder, he is tortured and blinded by his gangster employers. But when a fortuitous meeting with a covert agency gives him a chance to make amends, Tony transforms into the Black Bat and embarks on a redemptive quest to right the wrongs of his past.

Joe Benitez cover.
Joe Benitez cover.
Ardian Syaf cover.
Ardian Syaf cover.
Billy Tan cover.
Billy Tan cover.
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Posted By AllStarSuperman

looks awesome, but i dont have the money...

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Posted By momo111191

looks awesome, but i dont have the money...

who does these days :(.....

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Posted By Onemoreposter

Reads like a bad Marvel title, but we'll see. A Batman with bullets ongoing has huge potential.

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Posted By Mr_Holmes

Looks a little cliche, too much like a Batman or Daredevil noir book with all that monologue. I do realize that both of those characters may have owed to Black Bat. Or at least Daredevil.

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Posted By Dark_Vengeance_

I'm buying it.

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Edited By LarryDavis

I know Buccellato is a Friend of the Site, etc, and I do enjoy his podcast appearances, but I dropped Flash despite loving the art because the writing was terrible, and this does not seem any better. Sorry.

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous

The more noir the better

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Edited By jwalser3

Looks good, can't wait to pick it up.

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Posted By Ruroken

Looks like it could be a solid read. Too bad I have to keep reducing my pull list due to my moving in a few months, so I will not be picking it up. Sad face.

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Edited By wmwadeii

Like Miss Fury I might check it out, just don't read Dynamite normally.

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Posted By Green ankh
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Posted By bob808

Black Bat is my favorite pulp character. I definitely picking this up.

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Posted By lifeboy

I don't doubt that this comic and miss fury are going to make dynamite a serious competitor for dc and marvel.

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Posted By nerdork

Im gonna check it out. I think I will like it a lot.

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Posted By TerrellV13

Looks like Red Robin with a gun...

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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

Gosh I wanna try this so bad but funds man...funds are limited. Maybe I'll trade wait for the first arc and see how it is before I make the ongoing decision.

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Edited By bigboi100000

Omega Flight