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Victor Rousseau Emanuel
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Bat Man

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Spicy Mystery, Feb 1936br/BAT MANbr/by Lew Merrillbr/br/Was he animal or was he human? Sometimes he loved the woman who had been his fianceacute;e; at other times he cared only for his furry mate. What had happened to John Charters?br/br/Some credit this story as one of the many inspirations for Bob Kane's Batman.
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Published (first published February 4th 2011)
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Jun 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a short "spicy pulp" story I found for free online about a guy who gets his brain surgically implanted into a bat, and it is HYSTERICAL. Highlights:

"I could hear them speaking in low tones, and, bat though I had become, I understood what they were saying to each other."

"For a few moments the blind, impotent rage of a bat filled my heart as I realized how helpless I was."

"I remembered Alice, and the quiver of a man's desire ran through my furry body."

"A sweet, warm fragrance came from her
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting reading - both the story and its possible link to Batman as a comic hero. The copy I read also included a early history of the comic book version and other same-time period incarnations of Bat and Black Bat characters - many of which were presented in magazine or pulp incarnations. It is very interesting that almost all of them were trying to be Shadow clones. The Bruce Wayne version also took from Doc Savage and others as well per Kane's admission.
MB Taylor
A very bizarre story from 1936 in Spicy Mystery.
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Victor Rousseau Emanuel (1879-1960) was a writer of pulp fiction who was active in Great Britain and the United States in the first half of the 20th century. He wrote under the pen names "Victor Rousseau", "H. M. Egbert", "Lew Merrill", & "Clive Trent"

After an early career as a reporter for the New York World and as an editor of Harper's Weekly, he became a fiction writer. He wrote in a variet
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