Good morning, all! Speaking of Warlord spin-offs, here's one that's been pretty popular, sometimes even rivaling Warlord on views (I'm a guy that appreciates stats, blame on being BIG on sports since forever!).
The funny thing, as I mentioned before, Exorcist is a character I created way before Warlord, and I actually made a short comic in a notebook before Warlord, too. He was, is, and always will be my own personal Batman, and yes, I am VERY unapologetic for it!
I eventually introduced Exorcist into Warlord in the series I made in notebooks in high school, and then when I really wanted to make a legitimate comic book with Warlord, I had to make Exorcist a part of the cast.
Though his identity hasn't been revealed yet in the webcomic, it's obvious that at the very least he is the most mature of the hero cast, and the natural leader. He has deals with both the government AND Cyberverse, which is the special hero ops that works with the permission of the Puerto Rican government to take care of cases of super powered mayhem that normal authorities can't handle.
Of course, the mantle of Exorcist is passed down generation to generation. And this current Exorcist has been popular since he first appeared in Warlord chapter 8 & 9. So much that he was the first to have a spin-off story, "The Mysterious Exorcist: Good Night San Juan".
The first exorcist one shot was my love letter to the Doug Moench/Kelly Jones Batman run of the mid 90s. It was partly inspired by the story I did on a notebook in high school, and it was all kinds of fun to do.
It took a while to finish because of the same reason other projects took a while, health issues, files being destroyed by floods, a big move from Puerto Rico to NYC. I was eventually able to finally finish "Good night, San Juan", and people REALLY liked it, so at least I felt good people liked it despite the lateness of it in being finished. And as I was finishing the one shot, I actually got an idea for another one shot, "Funeral".
Again, being my love letter to Batman, "The Mysterious Exorcist: Funeral", is my homage to the early 90s Batman by Alan Grant/Norm Breyfogle, the run I started reading Batman with. So it's no coincidence that for this one shot, another Warlord character that people like, 'Dita Gutierrez, aka The Fabulous Rocker, makes her debut in a story outside of Warlord. She is for the time being Exorcist's protege, being taken under his wings (well, cape).
This story, inspired by a museum visit where I saw various masks that were used for different occasions, and also inspired on a spooky tour I was surprised with for my birthday a couple years back, is a one shot that is filled with more action than the previous one shot, and of course, my 2021 goal is to finish this one shot by summer. The plan is to do 4 one shots, so I'd be halfway there when "Funeral" wraps up. After that, I do have plans for a mini series that would be at least 5-6 issues or chapters, but now I'm just getting ahead of myself! Anywho, thank you all SO much for reading these blogs and geeking out with me, it does mean a lot to me. Take care and catch you next time, keep it Truthful, fam!