Friday, October 15, 2010

ABC Stalking "Cloak And Dagger"

Marvel Television are reportedly adapting Marvel Comics' 'mutant' characters "Cloak And Dagger" into an ABC TV series.

Created by writer Bill Mantlo and illustrator Edward Hannigan, 'Cloak' and 'Dagger' debuted in Marvel Comics' "Spectacular Spider-Man" #64 (March 1982), then reappeared in several titles over the years.

'Tyrone Johnson' (Cloak) and 'Tandy Bowen' (Dagger), originally runaway teens, became the victims of a drug dealer whose experimentations awakened their mutant abilities.

A new "Cloak and Dagger" 5 part comic book mini-series is currently being developed by writer Valerie D'Orazio and artist Irene Flores.

The character of Cloak has the ability to create an 'aperture' into the dimension of darkness to dispatch persons into the void. He also gained the abilities of 'intangibility' and the teleportation of himself and others.

With the ability to teleport multiple persons simultaneously, Cloak feels a constant 'hunger' which can only be assuaged by 'feeding' either on light projected by Dagger or on light consumed from victims dispatched to the dimension of darkness.

The character of 'Dagger' has the ability to create 'psionic light daggers' which travel wherever she wills them, draining living beings of 'vitality' when struck. Her light daggers also have the capacity to cure drug addictions and can alleviate Cloak's hunger for light.

Both Cloak and Dagger have moderate experience at street-fighting, with Dagger's combat techniques utilizing her ballet dance training, as well as her sense of 'spatial relations', heightened by temporary blindness.

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