DAY 9: 21st Century Sandshark Studios Presents: THE SHADELING

| November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments





Character Biography- Randall Kiplard was born in Leavenworth Kansas in February 1924.  His parents were simple farmers who survived the dustbowl and Great Depression.  Of their 6 children 2 died during the depression of dust lung.  Three more died in Europe or The Pacific in World War II.  By the time Randall returned from his tour of duty in the Atlantic Theatre, his parents were both ill from various ailments. By 1947 Randall had become the sole survivor of his family.  He was forced to sell most of his family farm, but kept the house and a small plot for himself.  Randall enrolled himself at college and got a job to help make ends meet, but in time he put himself through medical school and became a general practitioner.  For the next several years he became the town doctor, and had a prosperous practice.  Then in 1962 Randall was approached by the Army to be part of their experiment.  He was determined by undisclosed clandestine obtaining of DNA sample that he had the genetic markers to undergo a process that would attempt to re-create PROJECT OLYMPUS that gave the world Mister Amazing, Miracle, and Kat Carson a generation earlier.

Kiplard after some persuading agreed to submit himself along with several others of similar genetic marker, to the process.  The end result was a group of government controlled supers known as THE DIVISION.  The group was introduced to the public in 1963 and over the next dozen years were used to combat several US threats across the globe.  Kiplard was dubbed THE SHADELING due to his power to manipulate shadows into a semi-solid state and even use it as a form of teleportation.  However, his teammates and others noticed that Kiplard exhibited certain behavioral changes when exposed to prolonged exposure to THE SHADOW DIMENSION.

Things came to an end sadly to The Division in 1975, as they along with dozens of other heroes and villains came to fight a cosmic invader known as GHOR THE AHNILALATOR.  They were able to overcome him and his army.  But at a loss of over 20,000 civilians, 7000 Allied soldiers and most of the meta and super hero community.  All but two of the Division lost their lives.  Strangely though Kiplard’s body was never recovered.

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Category: 2012, Fantasy, Participants, Scifi, Superhero

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Dan Nokes is the sequential guru of the Southern Maryland DIY Revolution! When not wandering the uncharted wilderness of Lusby, MD in a supernaturally induced blood fever, he is the head of a little one man band called 21st Century Sandshark Studios. This bastion of indie comic goodness has to date put out a 67 page graphic novel (The Reptile and Mister Amazing 2002) a 12 issue maxi series (The Paranormals 2003-2008) a three issue western (The Pistoleers 2008-2010) and is currently working on the second and final volume of his dystopian classic (Adam and Eve: Bizarre Love Triangle in the Zombie Apocalypse 2011-2012) He is also working on illustration duties for Nick Davis' upcoming children's book (Unconditional: A Teddy Bear's Tale 2011). His future projects include his forray into webcomics with his Sci-fi comedy (Impossible Space Tales from The Last Pitt Stop) and a return to Super Hero Lore (The Reptile and Mister Amazing: The Return of Kat Carson)!

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