Will Murray's Pulp Classics
"The Black Bat" was the featured story in Black Book Detective magazine beginning in July of 1939, and running through 1953. Blinded former District Attorney Anthony Quinn was the costumed crusader who regained his sight to an amazing extent: He could now see in the dark. With super hearing, an enhanced sense of touch and smell, he battled the dark underbelly of crimedom. Around him he gathered a small band of aides: Carol Baldwin, daughter of a small-town policeman; Butch O'Leary, none too bright, but a staunch battler; and Silk Kirby, an ex-crook, now Quinn's valet. The Black Bat returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s listeners.