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The Black Bat Omnibus

(The Black Bat #1-12)

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The classic pulp vigilante, reimagined for a new generation! Tony Quinn is a brash defense attorney to the mob who compromises his ethics for financial gain. When he refuses to cross the line and commit murder, he is tortured and blinded by his gangster employers. When a fortuitous meeting with a covert agency gives him a chance to make amends, Quinn transforms into the Bl ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 3rd 2015 by Dynamite Entertainment (first published December 9th 2014)
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Kate
4.5*

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Tony Quinn used to work as a lawyer for the mob, he put aside his ethics and family values to enjoy the lifestyle this afforded but when he refuses to take a life the mob take his eyes as payback. A secret organisation comes to his rescue, fitting him with bionic eyes, transforming him into The Black Bat and giving him the powers and resources to exact revenge on his enemies,
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João Emilio
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
HQ de um herói criado na década de 30 muito similar ao Batman. A estória gira em torno de um ex-advogado que defende bandidos até ser traído, "ir ao fundo do poço" e ser resgatado para fazer parte de um projeto. Angústias, paixões, decepções e reflexões em um final surpreendente fazem um bom HQ para ler.
Wayne McCoy
Oct 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
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'Black Bat Omnibus' collects all twelve issues of the maxi-series. I was heading toward a five star review, but felt a little let down by how some of the story got wrapped up.

Tony Quinn is a mob defense lawyer, but along the way he displeases the bosses and they blind him. He is approached by a shadowy organization that offers to help him. They give him so cool eye implants and some combat training and the Black Bat is born. He is a vigilante in a city where he finds himself working
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J.
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this, and I think there is a potential for a good story here, but the actual writing is just so frustratingly bad sometimes. For instance:

1. Despite the fact that the Black Bat runs around dual-wielding handguns all the time--which is visually cool--he refuses to shoot anyone, leaving the book full of silly things like Black Bat shooting a branch from a tree, which falls and lands on the bad guys, knocking them out. Real loony-toons type stuff. The answer is c
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Elle Markov
Dec 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tony Quinn has made a lot of mistakes, like becoming the go to lawyer for the mob. After refusing what would be the equivalent of murder Tony's boss gauges out his eyes. Blinded and depressed he attempts suicide only to be saved by a shadow organization that no offers him a deal he can't refuse, they give Tony a shot at redemption.

Now enhanced with cybertronic eyes Tony dons the mask of the Black Bat to right the wrongs of his past and help give his city a better future.

In this revi
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Theediscerning
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
There's one to way make your comic hero stand out, if you've chosen him to patrol the streets of a night-clad city as a vigilante looking and acting somewhat like a bat – and that's to make him not the one in control. Tony Quinn is the said do-gooder, but when he's trying to sort out the city's PD and their case of the missing, kidnapped detectives, he's getting in way out of his depth. To my great surprise the creators aren't – there's a DareDevil aspect to Quinn being blinded, but he's been fi ...more
Paul Allard
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This collection brings together issues 1-12 of Black Bat, a blind vigilante equipped with special/bionic eyes who was a former corrupt lawyer now fighting for justice against mobsters. However all is not as straightforward as he would like to believe.

It is not entirely clear at first if he’s involved with the “good guys” who saved his life and gave him his eyes or if they have their own agenda.

A cross between Batman and Daredevil, the similarities are obvious. It is well-
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Ron
Dec 08, 2014 rated it liked it
A decent re-imagining of a pulp vigilante moved to a new time. A lawyer gone bad who is trying to make up for the harm he did gets sucked into a plot by a megalomaniac billionaire who tries to change society, probably to his benefit. Plenty of action, character development, and a bit of romance. I am looking forward to the next volume.
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