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Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Wraith

(The Dread Avenger)

Creator: Frank Dirscherl
Paul Sanderson (First Wraith)
Michael Reeve (Second Wraith)
Leena Patterson (Lover of Michael Reeve)
Max Horton (Aid to The Wraith)
Judy Hess (Lover of Paul Sanderson)
Jonathan Simpson (Butler & Aid to Sanderson)
Robert Lathan (Crime Lord, Metro City)
Charley Grieco (2nd In Command to Lathan)
General Abdelkrim (African Military Gang Lord)

Paul Sanderson, of Metro, is a spoiled rich kid reaching for attention from his mother and father and can’t find it. As an adult he sets out to travel the world looking for his place in it. Almost dying in the African desert, he is saved by a native who tells him there is an ancient prophesy about a white man coming who will save the world, and Paul is the fulfillment of that prophesy. He is taken to a mountaintop where an old man trains him for his coming place in history as the Wraith. But it goes deeper than this. If Paul dies, he is to pass on the power to someone else.
That power is passed on to the second Wraith, Michael Reeve, a Metro police officer.
The outfit is comfortable, as well as protective. It’s reinforced with Kevlar and tear resistant. If it doesn’t stop a bullet, it will slow it down, and is resistant to most blades. The cape is tougher and will reflect anything but high-powered bullets. His belt has pouched that hold all manner of objects, including gas grenades and other essentials needed in his warfare with the underworld. The cowl resembled the mask Zorro wore, made of heavy duty rubber with a knot at the back.
            There has only been the prose origin story published to-date, though evidently several comic books published featuring the character of The Wraith.
“Sanderson of Metro” (Trinity Comics) Oct 25, 2017 (With Bobby Nash)

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