#23 – Diabolic

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Forgive the lack of the proper formatting. I’ll come back and fix it; I just wanted to get this guy in before the end of the day.

Diabolic is based on Diabolik, the famous Italian thief. My version is also a thief, but I wanted to add more white accents to his costume, to make him really stand out. The inclusion of the “bat” ears was really to enhance the silhouette; to make him look like a demon (I actually considered adding a cape or a trenchcoat, but decided against it). The arm wraps are actually strength enhancers; when they’re activated, he can climb a building faster than normal, lift more (2x) more than normal but also, they have a sensitivity level that is unparalleled. Useful for cracking safes.

NOTE: I’m using Hero-O-Matic (aka Fabrica De Herois) to create my characters. Much thanks to Edu Reis!



I’m disappointed that I was seven characters short. I actually had three more I wanted to do (Vox, Dr. No-Go, and the Terra 5), but I just hit a wall, creatively, and couldn’t come up with designs. Limitations of being a writer, I guess. But I ended up created 101 characters in my own personal 100 Characters Challenge. Pretty proud of that. I’ll talk more about that on my website later this week.

Want to thank Tyler for inviting me in again. Praise to everyone involved, especially Gary Lister, Pablo Martinez, Kirk Manley and David Bednarski, whose work I enjoyed throughout.

Thanks again everyone!

-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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