District Attorney Anthony Quinn is sick and tired of watching criminals
slip through his fingers due to legal technicalities, “lost” evidence and
judges on the take. When a mobster’s attempt to destroy evidence goes
horribly wrong, Quinn finds himself blinded by acid and hopelessly broken.
After overcoming the physical trauma, which leaves horrific scars around
his eyes, Quinn sharpens his other four senses to near superhuman levels and develops a sixth ‘radar’ sense that allows him to perceive his surroundings in total darkness. He soon vows to work outside the law, in his new persona as The Black Bat, to do whatever it takes to bring criminals to justice.
Then one evening, a mysterious benefactor, smelling of jasmine perfume
climbs through his window and presents him with an opportunity to regain his sight. After a clandestine operation, Anthony Quinn carries on the charade of being a blind former DA, but by night, he takes to the streets as The Black Bat.
While this trauma appears to have had no long term psychological effects on Anthony Quinn, his new alter ego exhibits a clinical form of multiple
personality disorder, as Black Bat undertakes the roles of DA, defense
attorney, judge and executioner on the mean streets of his city, and beyond.
Moonstone's "Return of the Originals"