Real Name: Federico Valencia
Identity/Class: Human vampire (15th century - Modern era)
Occupation: Nightclub owner, cook & predator
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Bitsy, Uukog
formerly: Christopher Columbus (aka. Cristobal Colon)
Enemies: Blade, Fofo
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: His nightclub in New
formerly: Palos de la Frontera, Spain
First Appearance: Blade II#2 (June, 2002)
Powers/Abilities: Valencia possessed he standard powers and weaknesses of a vampire.
(Blade II#2 (fb) ) - Valencia was a friend of Cristobal Colon (better known as Christopher Columbus). In the night of August 2, 1492 in the port city of Palos de la Frontera, Spain a drunken Federico Valencia was bitten by a vampire. Columbus was forced to find a last-minute replacement for the cook Valencia on the Santa Maria.
Nearly 500 years later the vampire Valencia travelled as cargo to the United States.
(Blade II#1 - BTS) - Valencia opened a riverfront nightclub for vampires in New York. The club's rule was to bring your own human.
(Blade II#2) - In his nightclub a vampire band played and Valencia served his fellow gourmet Bitsy hidden under a dome to a table with four humans. He raised the dome and Bitsy attacked a human while Valencia knocked out two others by knocking their heads at each other. Blade attacked the nightclub while Valencia and Bitsy dined on a victim's intestines. Valencia immediately called the Uukog for help and waited at the door until they arrived.
(Blade II#4 (fb) - BTS) - Rowkis told the vampires where to find Fofo.
(Blade II#3) - Hired Uukog brought Blade's weaponsmaker Fofo to one of Valencia's kitchens where the vampire cook asked him to lure Blade into a trap for them, but Fofo acted as if he didn't know Blade at all. Valencia ate some blood soup and introduced Bitsy to Fofo.
(Blade II#4 (fb) - BTS) - Secretly a locating transmitter was sewn into Fofo's clothes.
(Blade II#3 (fb) ) - After nearly a day of torture Valencia realized that Fofo wouldn't break and told two Uukog to toss Fofo into the nearest river. (Plan B with the locating transmitter was already in motion)
(Blade II#4) - Uukog brought Blade to Valencia and stripped him of all his clothes and weapons. Valencia made fun of Blade, who was nailed to a cross. Blade was able to free himself and punched Valencia right in the face. The punch broke Valencia's nose and knocked out one of his fangs. Blade then took back his gun from Valencia and used him as a shield against the Uukog. With several bullets in his body Valencia was tossed to the Uukog by Blade, who put a few silver bullets into Valencia to finish him.
Comments: Created by Christopher Hinz (writer) & Steve Pugh (artist).
Blade II was the title published under the MAX imprint. It is not for kids and Bitsy was one of the reasons for this. So, don't buy it for your kids!
In Blade III#12 a prophecy was fulfilled that brought back all vampires that ever died. This most likely included Valencia as well. We'll have to wait if he resurfaces.
Profile by Markus Raymond
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Blade II#4, p2, pan3 (main image)
#2, p1, pan1 (origin)
p4, pan4 (head shot)
Blade II#2-4 (June-August, 2002) - Christopher Hinz (writer), Steve Pugh (artist), Bronwyn Taggart (editor)
Last updated: 05/20/06
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