Batman Cartoon Writer talks About Lymphoma

Writing an episode called Batman: The Brave and the Bold with Batman having tough fights was not as hard as fighting his own battle in real life:

"Utahn Jake Black wrote the Friday, Nov. 19, episode of "Batman: The Brave and the Bold." And, while he’s been writing for TV and comic books for years, this one is something special.

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"I’m really proud of the episode. It was the first TV that I had written in a year," said Black, 31. "And it was just as I was coming out of this awful period of my life."

A period marked by his battle with cancer — Hodgkin’s lymphoma, to be exact. "It was pretty brutal," he said.

Black, who grew up in Orem and lives in Eagle Mountain, had made a career out of his love for superheroes, TV and comic books. He submitted a "Star Trek" story to DC comics when he was 10 and got a response from a DC editor."

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