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Billy Bat

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Also Known as: ビリーバット 蝙蝠比利
Author: Urasawa Naoki, Nagasaki Takashi
Artist: Urasawa Naoki
Serialized in: Morning (Kodansha)

Summary: 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...

Genre(s): drama, mystery, psychological, seinen

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08-04-2012Billy Bat 78   0Billy Bat 78
07-14-2012Billy Bat 77   3Billy Bat 77
06-30-2012Billy Bat 76   2Billy Bat 76
06-30-2012Billy Bat 75   2Billy Bat 75
03-22-2012Billy Bat 73   2Billy Bat 73
03-17-2012Billy Bat 72   2Billy Bat 72
02-27-2012Billy Bat 71   3Billy Bat 71
01-03-2012Billy Bat 70   1Billy Bat 70
12-28-2011Billy Bat 68   1Billy Bat 68
12-28-2011Billy Bat 69   1Billy Bat 69
12-04-2011Billy Bat 67   1Billy Bat 67
11-27-2011Billy Bat 66   0Billy Bat 66
11-19-2011Billy Bat 65   2Billy Bat 65
09-04-2011Billy Bat 64   2Billy Bat 64
08-24-2011Billy Bat 63   2Billy Bat 63
07-24-2011Billy Bat 62   1Billy Bat 62
07-08-2011Billy Bat 61   1Billy Bat 61
06-26-2011Billy Bat 60   1Billy Bat 60
06-16-2011Billy Bat 59   2Billy Bat 59
06-12-2011Billy Bat 58   1Billy Bat 58
06-12-2011Billy Bat 57   1Billy Bat 57
06-07-2011Billy Bat 56   2Billy Bat 56
06-04-2011Billy Bat 55   1Billy Bat 55
05-22-2011Billy Bat 54   2Billy Bat 54
03-12-2011Billy Bat 53   1Billy Bat 53