The Black Bat #5



Comic series

Release date

September 4, 2013
3.5 out of 5
The action takes a backseat so we can get some more story beats, but at least the story is interesting. Black Bat has taken the character in a bold, new direction.
3 out of 5 stars
Overall, the Black Bat may not appear to vastly differ from the many other pulp titles currently being produced. However, as always, it is best to follow the artists as opposed to the characters In this case, this philosophy has paid off given Buccellato’s excellent sense of pacing and overall story-telling. There are other books that may be somewhat similar in terms of background, but the creative team on Black Bat know how to make a pulp book that stands out. Although it would be great to see the story progress a bit more swiftly, each issue has something new to add to this character’s story.
5 out of 5 stars
The Black Bat continues to be an enjoyable series. With a nice touch of pulp flavor, Brian Buccellato has taken a classic character and is molding him into a modern hero.
4.5 out of 5 stars
Brian Buccellato pens the script and he absolutely hits the narrative out of the park. From the first issue on he’s delivered a consistently entertaining journey that’s made use of the classic tropes of the burgeoning superhero but now we’ve reached some murky water. With a flip of a switch the impending consequences of a simple action reveal a potential threat to our masked vigilante that many might not see coming. Truth be told the mystery benefactors of his life may be well intention actors, but the safe guards they’ve put in place could literally lead to the downfall of this icon and the author highlights that through some sharp dialogue.