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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

Reader Chapters

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07-08-2011 061 - Muda Scanlation Billy Bat 61
06-26-2011 060 - Muda Scantrad Billy Bat 60
06-16-2011 059 - Muda Scanlation Billy Bat 59
06-12-2011 058 - Muda Scanlation Billy Bat 58
06-12-2011 057 - Muda Scanlation Billy Bat 57
06-07-2011 056 - Muda Scantrad Billy Bat 56
06-04-2011 055 - Muda Scanlation Billy Bat 55
05-22-2011 054 - Something On The Moon Muda Scanlation Billy Bat 54
03-12-2011 053 - The Continuation of a Dream... MangaStream & Binktopia Billy Bat 53
03-05-2011 052 - Something There Is About You... MangaStream & Binktopia Billy Bat 52
02-28-2011 051 - The Earth... MangaStream & Binktopia Billy Bat 51
03-21-2011 050 - The Administrator of the Human Race Mangastream & Binktopia Billy Bat 50
01-19-2011 049 - The Sought One MangaStream & Binktopia Billy Bat 49
01-17-2011 048 - Hands Off Oswald MangaStream & Binktopia Billy Bat 48
01-12-2011 047 - The Two Chucks MangaStream & Binktopia Billy Bat 47