Words from Ron Robledo, creator of The Wolf.
The idea for this superhero, The Wolf, came to me several years ago. A friend of mine was in an accident. Her car flipped over and landed on her sister. She had a rush of adrenaline and was able to lift the car up, freeing her sister. I later wondered what would happen if a person could sustain a constant adrenaline rush. They would essentially be superhuman. That sparked the idea behind the story of the Wolf.
The Wolf is the story of 18 year old Los Angeles high school student Rudy Villalobos who after a series of tragic events discovers a medical miracle that gives him super human strength. He decides to use this power to become a lone neighborhood watch and take back his city from the crime and corruption. However, this super power comes at a price. It is destroying his body. He is literally killing himself to save his city. This one time honor role student is now failing in school and his relationship with his mother is strained. He must make a decision. Does he sacrifice his mom’s trust and his own health, or does he let the city of angels go to hell?
My hope with this comic book, and this character, The Wolf will become the first Mexican-American superhero to go mainstream. This character, is Mexican-American, but he bleeds Red, White, Blue. My hope is that his character will inspire and be a great role model for kids, young and old.
It is also interesting to note that the main characters are of diverse ethnicities. Which are based on my real life relationships. Racial harmony in action. I am not asking for people to back this project just because the character is a minority. I believe this is a good story with great characters.
Ron Robledo is an award winning author of two children’s books, instructor at Art Center College of Design, eLearning Media Architect at Azusa Pacific University, a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and a member of the Pasadena Mexican American History Association. He is a former Walt Disney Imagineer who worked on the design of Disneyland’s “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” attraction, the re-design of “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln,” and was the lead researcher for the “One Hundred Years of Magic”, an event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Walt Disney. More importantly, he is a former Disneyland Jungle Cruise Skipper.
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