After 30 years of retirement the old Pulp Hero the "Black Bat" returns with a new novel, conceived by Superfan Nico Mathies. He hired me to do the first cover and I'm currently working on the second for a new novel. The Black Bat was around even before Bob Kane's Batman, first published in the legendary pulp "Black Book Detective" between 1939 -1951. He was revived later in England and Germany under the title "Die Schwarze Fledermaus".
Here is the original illustration:
And here is what the publisher did with it (a lackluster job if you ask me...):