MT Rating: 33.9718 (Rank: 1272) |Series Added: 2009-01-22
Artist(s): URASAWA Naoki
Status in Home Country: Ongoing - 11 Volumes
Scanslation Status: Ongoing
Summary Updated: 2013-08-29| Last File Added: 2013-10-12
Billy Bat is a comic-in-a-comic and the real protagonist is a Japanese-American artist named Kevin Yamagata who draws Billy Bat for "Marble Comics".
Shortly after they transition to the artist in his studio with his assistant, two actual detectives, who look like Laurel and Hardy in Dick Tracy era suits and trench coats, knock on the door and appropriate Kevin's room for the purpose of conducting surveillance on a room in an adjacent building. One of the detectives, the skinny “Laurel”, sees Kevin's work and it turns out he's a Billy Bat fan. The other chubby "Hardy" detective picks up a page and says that the characters look familiar and accuses Kevin of translating an old "Jap" comic.
As Hardy remembers the comic he thinks Kevin is ripping off, we make another Urasawaesque time jump to 1949 Tokyo...
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|Billy Bat v01 c01-05 (1 of 2)||2009-12-25|
|Billy Bat v01 c06-09 (2 of 2)||2009-12-25|
|Billy Bat v02 c10-14 (1 of 2)||2009-12-25|
|Billy Bat v02 c15-18 (2 of 2)||2009-12-25|
|Billy Bat v03 c19-27||2010-12-15|
|Billy Bat v04 c28-32 (1 of 2)||2010-12-20|
|Billy Bat v04 c33-37 (2 of 2)||2010-12-20|
|Billy Bat v05 c38-45||2010-12-21|
|Billy Bat v06 c46-53||2011-11-29|
|Billy Bat v07 c54-61||2011-12-26|
|Billy Bat v08 c62-69||2012-08-13|
|Billy Bat v09 c70-77||2012-08-13|
|Billy Bat v10 c78-85||2013-06-30|
|Billy Bat v11 c86-93||2013-06-30|
|Billy Bat v12 c094||2013-04-13|
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