This was my first character to appear in a REAL comic.
I love making these Marvel Universe style bio sheets, fam!
I'm having a BALL making these Marvel Universe Handbook-style bios!
This one features Darius Davidson, also known as DARE.
I originally created Dare as a futuristic barbarian adventurer who would roam around a blasted urban wasteland killing giant monsters. He was inspired by my favorite anime character, Gally (Battle Angel Alita). After doing one drawing, I remembered that I liked drawing superheroes more than post-apocalyptic fantasy imagery.
I also really love hip hop culture, so eventually I decided to make Dare an ultra-cool, undersized, underpowered giant killer. An unlikely human champion in a relatable contemporary world overrun with superhumans and monsters.
He made his first appearance in @ The Playground, a short back-up story in GhostWerks Comics' Champion of Children After-School Special #1, in which Dare challenges a 7 foot tall playground bully to a one on one game of hoops.
Dare appeared again in the GhostWerksComics anthology, in which he saves a bickering young couple from the mad scientist Doctor Bombay (and the Bomb Boys).
Dare appeared one more time in the indie comics mag Undergroud Artistry in the story Breaking the Ice, Part One. In that story I introduced the Ice Queen and her Polar Borgs. Breaking the Ice was written as a 3 part story, but Underground Artistry disappeared after the first issue, and the Ice Queen story disappeared with it.
My plan was to do some short comics AND to release some old stuff as digital e-books, including DARE. All that stuff went on the back burner. But I'm still on it, so stay tuned.
One of the compromises I've made is to make these bios as a tease to what my fans can look forward to. As I do more bios, you will definitely see more characters from DARE included.
Got Photoshop? Get the PSD Template!
Wanna buy a copy of the blank template I made so you can make bios like this for your characters? Just click the button below to download the Photoshop Document. I also included a link to a blank google doc where you can type it out before entering it into your PSD (if that's how you roll).