The Black Bat, like most of the characters in Five Star Comics, is a Golden Age character in the public domain. The difference is that The Black Bat is not from the Golden Age of comic books but from the pulp magazines of the 1930s through the 1950s. Other pulp characters have been adapted to comic books. The Shadow, drawn by Michael William Kaluta for DC Comics in 1973-1974, is a notable example. Matt Marshall's adaptation for Five Star Comics #2 is perhaps unique for its halftone art and its Prince Valiant-like narrative. The Black Bat has appeared in other comic books, though, and will no doubt go on appearing for a long time to come. It's a popular and intriguing character with fans all over the world. Those fans include a blogger who goes by the designation TSOG. TSOG hails from Ontario, Canada, and writes a number of blogs, including The Colony of the Black Bat, about all things black and batty. You can read his blog by clicking here. TSOG has written about the Five Star Comics version of The Black Bat twice, first on May 12, 2013, then again on May 26, 2013. That was awhile ago, but we thought you would like to know. Besides, TSOG's blog is as thorough as you can hope for. It even includes German covers from the 1970s. So click and start reading today.
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