The Wretch

Real Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Unknown

Occupation: Unknown

Affiliations: Unknown

Enemies: Unknown

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: The Creep

Base of Operations: Glass City, U.S.A.

First Appearance: Negative Burn (Caliber Press)

Powers/Abilities: Unknown.

History: "Welcome to Glass City, strangeness capital of the world, a place where urban legends are born and childhood nightmares live. With everything from UFO drive-bys to flesh-eating viruses, Glass City is far from your ordinary American town. The only thing that the citizens of this crazy place can be sure of is that no matter how weird the threats facing them may be, their local hero is weirder...much, much weirder. He is the Wretch."

The Wretch is the extremely mysterious defender of Glass City, an isolated mid-western town plagued by demons, monsters, and "pretty much every urban legend and paranoid rumor around". He never speaks, his methods are unorthodox, his powers unknown (but potent). It's not certain he's a him, or even if he is human.

Comments: Created by Phil Hester. After intially appearing as "the Creep" in Caliber Press' Negative Burn anthology, the Wretch gained his own short-lived series from the same company. He then moved to Slave Labor Graphics, where he again had his own title published by their Amaze Ink imprint. His adventures have recently been collected in three Trade Paperbacks.

Thanks to Paul Muir for informing me of this character and providing images of him.

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