#8 The Seraph

| November 7, 2010 | 2 Comments

Yet another old character of mine that is finally seeing the light of day. This one, until now, existed as a name on a piece of paper proving once again that no idea dies if you’re a hoarder of paper (and as a comic reader/creator, I am totally a paper hoarder).

Concept: The Saint meets The Equalizer. Former USMC, Vietnam vet (aged in real time, he’d be in his late 50’s/early 60’s) employed by the church to help anyone whose problems can’t be solved by prayer. Now, this is the unique angle; his employers are every church in town. Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist…all of them. He is non-denominational, and may, in fact, be agnostic, in order to best serve the folks he’s hired to help.

Design: There’s not much to this. Suit, tie, typical detective stuff. The only real distinguishing characteristics are his hair color (a Bob Ross happy accident if ever there was one) and his tie pin.

EDIT – I finally remembered his alter ego!  It’s Grant Mason (a play on Simon TEMPLAR, get 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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  1. Samar Ertsey says:

    Very nice idea! I’ve always loved the Equalizer, and the concept of an agnostic hero is very appealing to me (as I happen to be a Quaker, I can strongly sympathize with a man commited to belief and community service).
    By the way, there’s other alternatives to the hero machine you’re using, with lots of additional features. I’ll send you a link once I’ve found those again. unfotunately, my laptop crashed a few weeks ago, and I lost all my bookmarks in the process.

  2. Thanks, Sam. I think for me, the idea that he works with everyone is probably the biggest appeal.

    BTW, got that link, but for some reason, it’s not working. Oh well…looked cool.

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