31 Days of DEATH WALKS THE STREETS – Day 13: I could say that it’s “funny” – but really, it’s borderline uncomfortable how many elements of DWTS (seriously, a ton) have made their way into other “supernatural” forms of entertainment over the past decade or so, many of which I’m still finding out about – like “Abaddon,” and probably because we’re all pulling from similar historic influences. Yes, there have been many plays on the Biblical character of Abaddon over the past few thousand years, and in DEATH WALKS THE STREETS, we used that name to represent “Satan’s One True Son” – a maniacal and more than off-kilter character who returned to Earth in 1955 and has been hunting something ever since.
A Demon with a human form swiped at the 11th hour on a snowy night in December of ’55, Abaddon eventually settles into a military-style vibe after seeing newsreel footage on television – images that made a mark on a newly-re-emerged Force of Evil. It took a bit of back-and-forth to nail some of the many “looks” that Abaddon would adopt, some of which became “official” in the comic books, while others were planned for cinematic use. Here’s some of what the designs looked like, while there were some others I can’t find that I recall had a sort of “General Patton” vibe. Film designs by Gregory Hill, with comic sketches by Guilherme Balbi.
While these are cool, we actually have an entire new book in the DEATH WALKS THE STREETS series that could be ready-for-release if colors and letters get done. It’s very Abaddon-centric. Could it emerge one day? Magic 8-Ball says “Very Likely.”
About “31 Days of Death Walks the Streets”:
DEATH WALKS THE STREETS (DWTS) is a genre-bending transmedia entertainment property created by James Zahn in 2004… long before becoming “The Rock Father.” In celebration of it’s 10th Anniversary and the Halloween Season, 31 DAYS OF DEATH WALKS THE STREETS is a spin-off of the annual “31 Days of Halloween” feature, presenting an inside look at some materials from the comic book series and the intended DWTS film series.