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#12 Black Terror

| November 10, 2010 | 3 Comments

Public domain character time. Seeing Greg Giordano do a few PD characters got me antsy for doing one, so I killed two birds (PD and a color titled character) with one stone.  And this is a doozy.

Concept: Growing up, there were tons of characters called “Black __” that were African American (in some cases, African). So, when I discovered the public domain characters, and the Black Terror, I decided to go all out and create an original BT. This one owes much of his existence to the Blaxploitation flix of the 70’s. The idea: The Black Panthers created their own killing machine, called, “The Black Terror,” that they unleashed on racists, neo-Nazis, and the like.

Design: Uh…it’s pretty much the Black Terror with some minor fixes. No cape…for that matter, no pirate theme, other than his t-shirt. I toyed with a skull mask or make-up in the shape of a skull, but that was too distracting. Keeping it simple, keeping it recognizable, and keeping it real were the most important factors going into this reimagining of a familiar character. Could probably add some more weapons, but I don’t want him to look like the Punisher, because that could easily happen.

Art by Uriel Duran!

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