When Black Bat finds himself trapped by police who are determined to take him in "dead or alive", he receives an assist from an unlikely source. Also, a look back at the night that Tony Quinn lost everything.
Brian Buccellato is crafting a great little universe for the Black Bat. As we find out more of his current mission, we get more to his story in how he became a crime fighter. Ronan Cliquet's art and Mat Lopes' colors fit the story perfectly in establishing the tone of series. There is violence and language but it also fits with the tone that Buccellato is conveying here. Buccellato is making a 'superhero book' feel realistic in terms of the tone and structure of the story. This is the kind of comic I want more of. The book takes the superhero ideas that could seem 'silly' in the real world but Buccellato makes it work and feel realistic in an actual comic. The unfortunate thing is it the four weeks in between issues feels so long. Read Full Review
Then there's the two watching him as he does his job. Carol Baldwin has an angle, something to gain from using Black Bat, and I enjoy that it's still being kept a secret because when you have a wild card like her it's easy to forget when something unexpected will occur. Read Full Review
Compared to previous issues, Black Bat #4 was a bit slow. Taken for what it is though, the issue served to fulfill the backstory of the protagonist and, although not until the very end of the book, introduce an entirely new aspect of the plot. Overall, this series maintains its position as one of the top pulp-action comic books currently being produced. Brian Buccellato has assured readers that establishment of the central story elements will be swift, but as yet there are no worries regarding this; Buccellato is a master of story pacing and really seems to understand how to craft an interesting tale within a timeless genre. Read Full Review
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