Posted by:
Byron Brewer

Review: The Black Bat #3


The Black Bat continues his trip down the road of redemption, cleaning up the mess he made in his previous life as an attorney.
This issue, we learn in a spectacular action scene that when Tony Quinn breaks up an operation to get a rise out of crime kingpin Snate, he does so with style!
The mystery of the missing police officers also takes on new dimension in Black Bat #3 as the media hears from the wife of a kidnapped officer and the City Council debates budget vs. justice.
There are already casualties in Quinn's war on Snate, the first among them druggie turn C.I. Silk who sinks a bit this issue.
Carol too has a little bit of personal exposure (no pun) as we learn she has a personal ax to grind with Snate. Is Quinn her tool?
The vigilante and police who remain come face-to-face in one hell of a cliffhanger. How Quinn escapes this is beyond me.
Engaging, mysterious and just plain fun, Black Bat by writer Brian Buccellato and artist Ronan Cliquet is probably THE greatest book you are not reading.