Moonstone Books is pulling together two pulp heroes, The Black Bat and The Purple Scar, in a new illustrated novel by Ron Fortier and Rob Davis. Both of the characters were created for Thrilling and published in the 30’s and 40’s. Where the company had good success with The Black Bat in the pages of Black Book Detective, the Purple Scar was one of the company’s last creations and only ran from 1941 to 1943 in Exciting Detective.
The Black Bat & The Purple Scar: Faces of Fear
story: Ron Fortier art: Rob Davis cover: Dennis Calero
Illustrated novel 100pgs, grayscale, 7” x 10”, $9.99 ISBN: 978-1-944017-04-0
When dead gangsters begin appearing all over New York, the Black Bat and his team find themselves on the trail of a merciless crime boss known as Mr. Mask. At the same time a strange vigilante known as the Purple Scar enters fray, but is he friend or foe? Will even the pairing of the Black Bat and this mysterious new crime-fighter to solve the mystery of the Faces of Fear?