21 – Wild Bengal by Beausephus

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments


DATE OF CREATION:  1992 or 1993, the 92-93 era thereabouts…

CONCEPT:  A master thief builds himself a suit of armor, but then is killed by an assassin hired by his rival.  The assassin takes the exoskeleton and uses it to enhance his natural skills.  He takes the name WILD BENGAL and acts as contract assassin with a heart of gold who only takes on targets that fit within his personal moral code.


Objectively, dressing in colors in the orange range might not be the best garb for an assassin.  Nevertheless, the character Wild Bengal went through various permutations and origins before falling strictly into the criminal/anti-hero role.

Since the armor the character wears was developed by a thief for thievery, it is lightweight and absorbs shock/impact/energy.  The costume is highly flexible, perfect for a trained assassin in either covert activity or hand to hand combat.  Wild Bengal modified the suit with claws and stylized equipment more in fitting with his name.

Looking at the character now, I like the concept but would take the character in a direction akin to the Pierce Brosnan assassin movie, THE MATADOR, a hired killer reexamining his hallow life and searching for meaning by developing standards and morals…except with more spandex clad super characters and hi-tech espionage.


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Teacher, Playwright, Performer & Superhero Enthusiast. My first crayon drawings were of Superman and Captain America. I always wanted to draw comics but never followed that passion beyond some self-published zines and forays into early internet comics. I've worked in various aspects of graphic design and fooled around with a spray can at various stages of my life, keeping my pen busy and full of various inspirations for the doodles in the margins of my notebooks. Inheriting an iPad changed my productivity with the ability to draw, edit, color and post onto the internet via one device in the limited time I have to mess around with my doodles and drawings. My 5-year-old son is my biggest fan and the main reason for my artistic renaissance. He's the reason I'm drawing more often and the person I draw the most for. For the 30 CHARACTERS challenge this year, he is my co-conspirator and collaborator. His excitement and innocent love of superheroes and drawing has kept my inner cynic/critic at bay and we are having a blast this year making up a whole new universe of heroes, robots and monsters for the internet. -updated Oct. 2012

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