Saturday, July 29, 2023

Character Spotlight: The Vicious, Brutal, Terrifying Charon


What's a great hero without a great villain? In Visionary's first planned ongoing comic series, The Knight, that role is filled by the mysterious and brutal ganglord Charon. Little is known of this villain, except he has been working with the Syndicate, the largest organized crime cartel in the world, as an enforcer in New York. But he becomes involved in a secret plot to gain personal power, which brings him to Washington, DC. From there, we know it will lead to an ultimate and final confrontation with his archenemy, the Knight, in the near future.

"Charon is the only character in The Knight to appear as possibly more than human, but nothing about his past is really known in the story just yet. He appears as an albino with pale white skin, red eyes, and shark-like teeth," shared C. Edward Sellner, creator of Charon. "There is much more to him than we reveal in this first arc, but those secrets will come to light in future issues."

What we do know is that Charon is one of the most brutal villains in the Visionary Universe, as proven by his bloody assault at the end of issue 1, and the depths of his evil will only dig deeper and more insidious in future issues.

"The best thing about Charon is how vividly artist Mario Torrisi and colorist Saul Maradona bring him to life in this first three-issue arc," Sellner added. "It's one thing to describe a character as intimidating, a predator in every sense of the word, and seething with hatred; it's another when skilled hands bring all that into focus through their visuals. Charon clearly dominates in every scene where he shows up, which is all credit to the fantastic team on this book."

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Saturday, July 22, 2023

The Knight: A Vigilante/Crime Drama That Breaks All the Rules!

"The Knight" takes superhero and crime comics tropes and tilts them just enough to give a fresh perspective, delivering a compelling and entertaining book that left me wondering how a lot of its best ideas had managed not to be discovered before. -

The Knight is the first original, ongoing, Visionary Universe comic series from Visionary Comics, debuting with a FREE 32-page first issue available now! Get it Here!

Set in Washington DC, the story opens with the beginning of the Knight's final battle with his archenemy Charon in 2025. As the city burns around them during a cataclysmic event, the threat of a bio-weapon that can destroy the entire city is hanging in the balance!

We then jump back to more current times as the origin of the Knight begins to unfold. In an interesting twist, not only is the Knight's identity a secret in the story, it's a secret for us as well. Instead we meet several candidates, any of whom could be the mysterious Knight!

Is it Kincaid, the secret agent of some unrevealed agency, recently returned from an assassination mission in Afghanistan? He has just moved to Washington DC, and seeks to remain off the grid. Is being the mysterious vigilante his new mission?

Is it Father William Bennett, the disillusioned priest who serves at St. Mark's parish located in one of the roughest sections of the city? Surrounded by rampant poverty and violence, he has found his faith failing him, but his compassion for others remains strong. Is being the Knight his new way to make a difference?

Is it Miguel Jimenez or Kate Price, two honest, committed detectives working out of Ward 8? Miguel is a family man, who carries a heavy burden with his work, dealing with the worst in humanity. Kate is a single, professional, driven woman whose life is about the badge. Both are faced with a frightening new crime wave sweeping the city turning children into killers.

And what of David Michaels, the drug addict and dealer, who lost his family and becomes a target for his former gang boss, Charon? A ruthless, terrifying man of incredible strength, with white skin, red eyes, and sharp teeth, Charon thoroughly enjoys torturing those who betray him. David seems the one drawing these various individuals together in a series of events that will lead to one of them becoming the first costumed vigilante in the world!

The Knight is brought to you from the incredible talents of writer/creator C. Edward Sellner, artist Mario Torrisi, colorist Saul Maradona, and letterer Jacob Bascle!

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