Sunday, January 06, 2013
Number 1293: “You dirty rat!”
First up, the Black Rat. Or more properly, “The Return of the Black Rat,” a Bulletman story from America's Greatest Comics #2 (1942). I haven't seen the original appearance of the Black Rat, and if there's more to his story than is shown here I don't know. He's costumed, but he isn't shown outside his costume. Despite the cape and panties (not really needed) I'm impressed by his dark, shuddersome visage. The villainous vermin is pictured by Phil Bard, credited by the Grand Comics Database with the artwork.
Tomorrow: The Black Owl and the Fox!