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NYCC 2012: Dynamite Entertainment Announces Brian Buccellato on BLACK BAT

The iconic pulp character returns to comics.

Dynamite Entertainment has made several announcements this week. Today they announced that Brian Buccellato, co-writer of THE FLASH and writer of FOSTER, will be responsible for bringing back Black Bat.

I'm really excited to have the opportunity to put my stamp on classic character whose origin dates back to the time of such greats as The Shadow, The Phantom, and The Green Hornet. The Black Bat is had the misfortune of sharing the same monicker as arguably the most beloved superhero of all time. Interestingly though, he was a contemporary of and not a copycat or "rip-off" of The Dark Knight. Tony Quinn's origin and motivations were very unique to him. In fact, his origin and costume design influenced some VERY well-known comic characters that came after him.
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Black Bat was first introduced in 1939. Originally he was Tony Quinn, a district attorney until a criminal threw acid in his face which resulted in his face being scarred and the loss of his sight. He underwent an experimental surgery which somehow ended up allowing him to see in the dark.

Determined to seek vengeance against the criminal element, he created the costumed identity and continued to fight crime as Black Bat.

Black Bat joins a long-line of successful pulp relaunches at Dynamite. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait until 2013 for the series to debut.

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Posted By Nova`Prime`

@zombietag: A lot of great pulp characters. Hell they should out do DC and bring back Captain Marvel and Blue Beetle.

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Posted By Mbecks14

@Duo_forbidden said:

For a minute there, I thought this was about Cassandra Cain coming back.

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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

Oh this is amazing. Such a fan of the Black Bat too so this will be a treat to see this eventually! Really gotta love how Dynamite is bringing back pulp era masked avenger types!

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Posted By KZR

LOL I bet half the people who viewed this thought it was some news on Cassandra Cain.

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Posted By NightFang3

@Ravager4 said:

Dynamite, trolling Cassandra Cain fans hard

They playing with my emotions.

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Posted By zombietag

how many "iconic pulp characters" are there??

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Posted By Decept-O

Sounds cool.

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Posted By Dernman
@Duo_forbidden said:

For a minute there, I thought this was about Cassandra Cain coming back.

Heh that's why I entered this article.
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Posted By rav4

Dynamite, trolling Cassandra Cain fans hard

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Posted By FoxxFireArt

I was hoping for some Cassandra news till I saw this is Dynamite.

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous

He's also going to be in the Masks crossover. Cant wait

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Posted By Stormbox

@Duo_forbidden: Same here, what an unfortunate name

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Posted By Inverno

LOL I read Black Cat and for a moment I thought: did Felicia turned into Dynamite's property?

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Posted By 672253

@Duo_forbidden: As did I. Got all excited for a second.

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Posted By Duo_forbidden

For a minute there, I thought this was about Cassandra Cain coming back.