CURTIS

Real Name: Curtis

Identity/Class: Humanoid mystic being (possibly a fallen angel or demon (Class Two)) (possibly the distant past to the modern era?) (see comments)

Occupation: Mystic item identifier

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Johnny Blaze, Daimon Hellstrom

Enemies: Razan the Night Jackal

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Bronx, New York, USA

First Appearance: Spirits of Vengeance I#1 (December, 2017)

Powers/Abilities: Curtis was an immortal being cursed to live his life on Earth as a morbidly obese blind man.

Despite his lack of eyes, Curtis had very acute mystical senses, allowing him to sense mystic beings around him and identify mystic objects by sensing their spiritual vibration.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'6")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 400 lbs.)
Eyes: Unrevealed, possibly none (see comments)
Hair: Black

History:
(Spirits of Vengeance I#1 (fb) - BTS) - A deserter from history's oldest war, Curtis was exiled to Earth, where he lived a meager Earth and became morbidly obese. Still able to identify mystic objects by their vibration, Curtis occasionally aided Daimon Hellstrom in his work.

(Spirits of Vengeance I#1) - After Johnny Blaze acquired a bullet that caused an angel to spontaneously combust, Daimon Hellstrom brought Blaze to Curtis to help identify the bullet. Immediately repulsed by the stench in Curtis' Bronx home, Blaze nonetheless ventured inside with Hellstrom, who offered Curtis a dozen from Fernando's Doughnuts in exchange for Curtis identifying the bullet. Blaze questioned how the blind Curtis could see the bullet but Curtis assured Blaze that eyes would not see within. Curtis was then shown the bullet and Curtis immediately sensed a strong vibration from it, remarking that Hellstrom and Blaze were right to be concerned about it. Admitting his regret that he could determine no other specific details, Curtis commented that many old things were resurfacing as "the time" grew near and suggested the two supernatural heroes visit the Wall Street Club to find out more. Hellstrom then thanked Curtis for his time and the two heroes departed. Once outside, Blaze asked who Curtis was and Hellstrom replied that Curtis was a deserter in history's old war, sentenced to his present existence.

(Spirits of Vengeance I#2) - Tasked with ferreting out any spies against his mission to acquire the enchanted silver pieces stolen by Necrodamus, Razan the Night Jackal visited the home of Curtis. Remarking that he should have known the visit from Hellstrom would not be the end of things, Curtis soon sensed the axe in Razan's hands and beckoned her to kill him, feeling as if she would be doing him a favor. Razan then raised her axe towards Curtis.

(Spirits of Vengeance I#3 - BTS) - While discussing some of his Wall Street Club teammates being killed, Edwin also informed Daimon Hellstrom that Curtis had gone missing.

Comments: Created by Victor Gischler and David Baldeon.

    It wasn't explicitly stated what sort of mystical being Curtis was. Hellstrom stated that he was a deserter from history's oldest war, which seemed to be suggested as the war between Heaven and Hell. Hellstrom further mentions that Curtis was exiled to Earth for deserting the war and sentenced to live his existence as a morbidly obese blind man on Earth. So while it's not clear which side of the war Curtis was a part of, it is suggested that he is likely a fallen angel that was exiled to Earth. Since he was exiled to Earth and never actually in Hell, it doesn't seem as likely that he would have degenerated into a demon but it's also possible he could've been on Hell's side of the war and was already a demon before being exiled or something. We just aren't told enough to be sure...

    Curtis may yet still be alive on Earth. While Spirits of Vengeance I#2 seemed to heavily suggest that Razan murdered Curtis with an axe, Spirits of Vengeance I#3 has Edwin mention that while his associate Agnes was dead, Curtis was only missing. Then again, it's possible Edwin simply didn't know that Curtis had been killed. This certainly leaves an opening for a future writer to bring Curtis if the writer had use of a smelly, morbidly obese mystic object identifier.

    Curtis' eyes were never shown and we only ever see a blindfold covering them. It's very possible that he no longer has eyes after being exiled to Earth.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Curtis
should be distinguished from:


Fernando's Doughnuts

Fernando's Doughnuts was a business that made donuts that Curtis was particularly fond of. In exchange for a dozen donuts from Fernando's, Curtis would identify mystic items. Aware of Curtis' price, Daimon Hellstrom brought Curtis a Fernando's Doughnuts dozen and asked Curtis to identify a bullet Johnny Blaze had found.

--Spirits of Vengeance I#1 (box of donuts seen)

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Spirits of Vengeance I#1, p10, pan4 (Curtis, main image)
Spirits of Vengeance I#1, p10, pan5 (Curtis headshot & Fernando's Doughnuts)
Spirits of Vengeance I#2, p12, pan1-3 (Razan coming after Curtis)


Appearances:
Spirits of Vengeance I#1 (December, 2017) - Victor Gischler (writer), David Baldeon (art), Chris Robinson (editor)
Spirits of Vengeance I#2 (January, 2018) - Victor Gischler (writer), David Baldeon (art), Chris Robinson (editor)
Spirits of Vengeance I#3 (February, 2018) - Victor Gischler (writer), David Baldeon (art), Chris Robinson (editor)


First posted: 10/31/2022
Last updated: 10/31/2022

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