Meet Black Mask, the Real King of Crime in Gotham City

If you spend long enough in Gotham City, you’re going to start hearing some names. Some of them are good: Batman, Robin, Jim Gordon…you know the drill. Others? Not so much. You’ll probably get your fair share of warnings about guys like the Joker, the Penguin, maybe even the Riddler.

Those are all well and good, but I’m here to tell you that it’s time to forget all of ‘em and start thinking about one person and one person only: Roman Sionus, the Black Mask.  

Through the Years: Five Batman Graphic Novels to Get You Started

Let’s set the stage: your curiosity has been piqued about a super hero, and that same curiosity has led you down the graphic novel section of a bookstore, or through the front door of your local comic book shop or library. You’re anxious for more to read, there’s a Wikipedia article open on your phone, and you’re eager to start filling in some gaps in your knowledge. But when you finally come to a stop in front of the shelves or the spinner racks, you freeze. You have to take it all in.

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