#2 – Blackout

| November 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

As mentioned with my first entry, Dr. Defenso, the first five of my characters are based on aspects of my personality. Hence, collectively, they are known as, “The Vitos.”

I suffer from migraines. Bad bad migraines that lead to temporary blindness sometimes. Basically, my eyes will let in too much light, and instead of being blind and in darkness, I can’t see because there is too much light. While this isn’t an aspect of my personality (the migraines), sensitivity is.

Blackout believes that the world is too bright. Living in Las Vegas will do that to you, where there is sunshine all day, and artificial sunshine at night. A scientist at UNLV, Blackout (aka Dan Dakken) invents a graphite bomb/EMP for the military that is so intense, it can knock a grid offline for weeks. During testing, one of the new bombs explodes in his face and leaves him blind…except in pure darkness. Armed with his blackout bombs, Blackout turns to crime, setting out to destroy Las Vegas and plunge the world into a new Dark Age.

NOTE: I’m using Hero-O-Matic (aka Fabrica De Herois) to create my characters. Give it a shot!

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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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