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Fri Sep 11, 2020, 08:37 AM

The origin of Superheroes: Haunt


Haunt is a fictional comic book superhero who appeared in a self-titled ongoing series published by Image Comics. Created by Todd McFarlane and Robert Kirkman, the series debuted in October 2009[1] and ended in December 2012 after 28 issues. The comic was originally written by Kirkman with pencils by Ryan Ottley, layouts by Greg Capullo, and inks by McFarlane.[2] Joe Casey and Nathan Fox took over as the book's creative team as of Haunt #19.[3]

The book's eponymous main character is the merged form of Catholic priest Daniel Kilgore, and the ghost of his murdered secret agent brother, Kurt.[4] Haunt later shows up as a supporting character in the Spawn franchise

In a 2008 interview with Newsarama, Kirkman explained that the initial storyline in Haunt deals with Kurt trying to solve his own murder.[5] In February 2009 at New York Comic Con, Kirkman provided an overview of the series:
The main basis of the story is that there are two brothers who have hated each other for a good long time and are now forced to interact because one of them has died and is haunting the other. It's a big action extravaganza from there on out.[6]

During a Q&A session at the 2006 San Diego Comic-Con, McFarlane called on Kirkman, who was seated in the audience. Kirkman stood up and expressed that he was a fan, and wanted to know why McFarlane didn't work on comics anymore.[7] Not recognizing Kirkman, McFarlane responded, "I always sort of felt if you could create your own Mickey Mouse, it's a pretty good living. You don't need to do a Donald Duck and a Goofy and a Minnie Mouse. Arguably, [I've done that] with Spawn."[8] He added, "I do have some ideas, but I can only spread myself so thin."[8] Fellow panelist Brian Haberlin finally told McFarlane that the audience member was Kirkman.[8] After exchanging jokes, McFarlane asked Kirkman if he would be interested in collaborating on a project, to which Kirkman agreed.[5][8]

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Fri Sep 11, 2020, 08:39 AM

1. The Saint - how did this detective get his name?

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Fri Sep 11, 2020, 09:39 AM

2. The interwebs know all....(must be said in an echo-y mysterious voice)

Simon Templar is a Robin Hood-like figure known as the Saint plausibly from his initials, but the exact reason for his nickname is unknown (although the reader is told that he was given it at the age of nineteen). Templar has aliases, often using the initials S.T. such as "Sebastian Tombs" or "Sugarman Treacle". Blessed with boyish humour, he makes humorous and off-putting remarks and leaves a "calling card" at his "crimes," a stick figure of a man with a halo over his head. This is used as the logo of the books, the films, and the three TV series. He is described as "a buccaneer in the suits of Savile Row, amused, cool, debonair, with hell-for-leather blue eyes and a saintly smile".[1]


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