Posted January 17, 2012 at 7:01 pm
So Hunter comes back to Zombie Roomie, but he's very influenced by Spawn-- the Todd McFarlane created superhero.
I wanted to have Hunter come back and he'd be more of a bad ass than his scaredy cat former self, but to do so I had to come up with something. I was and am a big comic dork, go with it, and in the 90's I was really into Image comics. Spawn, Wild C.A.T.s, Youngblood, Savage Dragon, etc... I had them all on my pull list.
The connection here is Spawn, or Al Simmons, was sent to Hell and later returned to Earth as a Hell Spawn. He had a symbiotic suit and a limited amount of demonic power.
So, thinking about Hunter being in Hell and coming back to Earth with powers given to him by the Devil, I had to make the connection. He wont look like a copy cat, but I thought it was needed to have the direct reference in today's comic. He'll just have inherited the demonic power so he'd actually be able to hunt zombies now if that's something he'd be interested in.
Hunter's reintroduction will take a few stories for a turn that should be fun, including how Glenda will react to having him back on the mortal plane.
I'd do some linking to illustrate what various things were to those of you who aren't initiated in twenty year old comics, but today the internet is being all goofy and shutting down sites and blacking out things, so it's more of a pain than it's worth. I'm not a fan of the SOPA stuff, but I'm not getting behind this form of slacktivision.