| November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

21st Century Sandshark Studios in conjunction with THE 30 CHARACTERS IN 30 DAYS presents The Penultimate chapter in the 2012 challenge from DAN NOKES Day 29 EL HOMBRE ADVENTURA The man known to many as one of the most celebrated members of the Barstow Oceanographic Marine Expedition and world renowned luchador began his career not long after his birth in 1923. He was even at this point a third generation Lucha, his father and grandfather both fighting in regional circuits and in less “reputable” surroundings. He was born as Jose Rodriquez, and though was being groomed to be the next El Hombre Adventura from his father, the young Jose also had a great aptitude for mechanics and engineering, as well as a facination for the newly born science of avionics. When World War II broke out and Mexico declared war on Germany Jose joined the Mexican Army and was immediately sent to the Escuadr├│n 201 fighter squadron where he was eventually stationed in the South Pacific. It was here that he met and befriended one Raymond “Manta Ray” Barstow and together the two had a series of adventures against the Japanese and Axis forces. When the war was over, Jose returned to Mexico and eventually assumed the role of the third EL HOMBRE ADVENTURA. He won many championships and was undefeated for 10 straight years. But eventually the life of a luchador did not satisfy Jose, and it was roughly at this time he was paid a visit from his old friend Manta Ray. Ray asked him to join his newly formed Barstow Oceangraphic and Marine Expedition as a Pilot and Mechanic aboard The May Wind. ADVENTURA agreed and assumed the rolls of pilot, mechanic, and often fellow explorer and brother in arms in the sometimes unexpected occurrence where Manta Ray and his brave crew come across more than fish, sharks and other life in the sea.

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Category: 2012, Fantasy, Humor, 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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