Damien Darkblood
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Publication information
Publisher Image Comics
First appearance Invincible #8
Created by Robert Kirkman
Cory Walker, based on Rorschach created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
In-story information
Notable aliases Demon Detective
Abilities Super strength, immortal, expert hand-to-hand combatant, intuitive detective.

Damien Darkblood is a fictional comic book superhero featured in Image Comics' Invincible and The Astounding Wolf-Man and was created by series writer Robert Kirkman and artist Cory Walker. Damien Darkblood was derived from Rorschach from DC Comics' Watchmen.

Unlike his counterpart, he doesn't wear a mask, but has a similar attire which consisted of a fedora hat, trenchcoat, purple gloves and pinstripe suit, giving him a classical detective look. Damien also has similar mannerisms to Rorschach, often using the interjection "Hurm", much like the latter does. His red features are fanged and bestial. A denizen of Hell, he works as a Private detective on Earth, usually investigating superhero matters.

Character history

Events of Invincible

When the Guardians of the Globe were mysteriously killed, Damien sets out to investigate. He theorized that someone had used Black Samson, but Omni-Man disputes this. Damien then interrogated Black Samson, only to find out that he's innocent. He then moved on to investigate one of the many villains that the team had previously fought.

Unaware that Omni-Man had confessed to the killing, he returned to the Pentagon to report his findings only to be laughed at by the secretary at the front desk.

Events of Astounding Wolf-Man

In the pages of Astounding Wolf-Man Damien Darkblood was hired by Chloe Hampton to find her father's former mentor, the vampire Zechariah.[1]


  1. Astounding Wolf-Man#9
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