#7 Red Raptor

| November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Francis Velazco served his country as a loyal soldier.  Upon returning home, he decided to serve his city but in the guise of the crimefighter “Red Raptor”.  Taking the name from a hero of the 1940s, Francis–with the help of friends in key areas–created a suit that gives him maximum protection from bladed weapons and small arms fire.  That doesn’t mean he can be stupid and charge right into danger, though.

Combined with his military training and dedication to protecting others, Francis, as the Red Raptor, deals out his own particular brand of justice: he never kills.  The guns he uses are special weapons that fire “electro-shock” bullets–basically they are mini-tazers that can put even a big brawler down for a few hours.  As a soldier, Francis saw enough killing, enough death…and he doesn’t want to inflict that on anyone else, even criminals.

The Red Raptor–along with Windwalker and Astral–formed a trio of heroes that went up against Mitchell Baranovich’s criminal network.  Their efforts would inspire new heroes to take on the challenge of opposing Baranovich and his super-powered enforcer team.

Category: 2011, Manga, Scifi, Superhero

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Hello everyone, I'm Marc McKenzie, and this is my second year taking part in of this challenge. I've been a freelancer for the past few years, working in animation and creating commissioned work for clients including the New York Times. There have been ups and downs, but...that's life. Honestly, though, I enjoyed taking part in the challenge last year, and I hope to do my best this year...but I hope that everyone does their best and has fun! Ironically, I never really set out to do art at first. I studied something completely different in college and it was only because of an art teacher that I changed gears. Currently I'm living in Hillsborough, New Jersey, working on commissions, trying to find full-time work, and being a doting uncle to my niece.

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