#5 War-Maker

| November 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

This is another retooling (I’ll probably have a few of these) of a past project. This one, however, didn’t start as a creator owned project, but a pitch for DC Comics’ Peacemaker.

Concept: WM is to war what DC’s Major Disaster is to chaos (the two are almost synonymous). WM can, with ease, sow discord among any two people, whether they disagree on something or not. For instance, he knows exactly what to say to break to people up, but further than that, he knows exactly where to place a pebble that can cause an international incident. He can create conflict from a personal to galactic level.

Design: The first thing I wanted was a symbol, one that would contrast the Peacemaker’s dove. WM has a crow/raven, a bird that is associated with war in Celtic, Native American, and to a small degree, Norse myths. I like the idea of a t-shirt (which lends itself to branding) as his costume. The rest is modern military, even the bandanna. I can’t remember who said it, but someone brought up the fact that while WW2 inspired the creation of many heroes, the Gulf Wars didn’t. I see WM as a vet of both Gulf Wars, and as a companion to the character I created with Dean Trippe, the Red Cross.

So, as you can see, I did an initial drawing that…has elements I wanted to represent (the bandanna, the backpack), but my abilities, as limited as they are, just couldn’t swing it.

Art by Uriel Duran!

Copyright © 2010, Vito Delsante.

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I'm not exactly sure what I should put here, so here goes. I'm a writer, written for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, AdHouse Books, and Simon & Schuster, among others and his stories have been reprinted in other countries. Mostly concentrating on creator owned work right now, so the challenge suits me just fine. I live in Queens (Astoria/LIC), NY with my wife, Michelle, and two dogs, Kasey and Kirby. I'm not sure what else needs to be said, but I'm sure I'll keep changing this. Oh, here's something. I contribute to the Project Rooftop site. The RetroFix column was kind of my idea, so I feel like that experience will help me out here.

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