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Who Are The Mystery Men: The Revenant

Written by Christian Hoffer on Wednesday, June 22 2011 and posted in Features

David Liss returns to the Outhouse to profile the Revenant, one of the new characters appearing in his critically-acclaimed Mystery Men!

Mystery Men is the new Marvel mini-series by David Liss and Patrick Zircher that debuted earlier this month to rave reviews across the Internet.  As issue #2 hits stores today, David Liss has provided the Outhouse with an exclusive profile of the the Revenant, one of the characters appearing in the book. 

Mystery Men Profile: The Revenant

operative5-2Name:  Ezekiel Wright

Power/Special Ability: A knowledge of stage magic that allows him to create the illusion of mystic powers.

Character's Origin: Unjustly accused of a crime, he was forced to flee, and adopted the guise of the Revenant to better pursue justice.

Inspiration for the Character: The Shadow......the Original Ghost Rider...the Phantom of the Opera...additional supernatural & mystic pulp characters of the time.

Role that Character Plays in Mystery Men:  In many ways, the Revenant is the moral center of this loose confederation of heroes.  He is the least damaged by his past, and the most willing to go out on a limb and set aside his own immediate desires to pursue the greater good. 

Final Thoughts on the Character:  The Revenant was one of those characters I "got" as soon as I started thinking and writing about him.  He's just, competent, unflappable, and kind of cool.  I'd love to have the chance to do more with him.

Once you've read the second issue of the book, be sure to stop by to share your thoughts and ask questions about the book.  David Liss will be answering select reader questions in our next installment of Who Are The Mystery Men!

Written or Contributed by: Christian Hoffer

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Christian is the exasperated Abbott to the Outhouse's Costello. When he's not yelling at the Newsroom for upsetting readers or complaining to his wife about why the Internet is stupid, he sits in his dingy business office trying to find new ways to make the site earn money. Christian is also the only person in history stupid enough to moderate two comic book forums at once.


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