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Full Name: Dillon
Nationality: Usimi Dero
Organization: None
Occupation Adventurer

Creator: Derrick Ferguson
Time Span: 2003 - 2019

ABOUT THE SERIES

       Dillon is an adventurer.
       He is, when you read all the incredible things he has been involved in and accomplished, so much more but for the most part it is safe to say he is an adventurer. He loves adventure. He craves it. Lives for it. And because of who and what he is, he gets it.
       He is also called a soldier-of-fortune but in that context he is what you would call the old-school variety in that he roams about the world seeking excitement, willing to fight if necessary to get it. He does not do what he does for the money, of course, as he is already extremely wealthy and has no need to gain more, though it has been said that if he can pocket the wealth of those he fights and vanquishes, well, he is open to that.

       He is described as "a black man with dark chocolate skin six feet four inches in height. He appears to be between thirty and forty years of age. Muscular, he's built more along the lines of a swimmer than a bodybuilder. His eyes are an unusual copper color, like that of freshly minted pennies under severe brow ridges. When angered his eyes darken to a molten gold. He is considered handsome with high cheekbones and a wide mouth. He keeps his anthracite hair cut very close to his skull in a widow's peak".
       This same source lets us know that "Dillon speaks in a well-modulated baritone, flavoring his speech with slang and expressions ranging from modern day to the 1930's. It tends to sometimes confuse those listening to him as he uses such slang and expressions indiscriminately".
       Other traits about Dillon worth noting are:
       "Despite the horrors he experienced as a boy, Dillon has grown into a man with a healthy taste for wild excitement and adventure, fueled by his curiosity and an overpowering desire to see that others do not suffer as he has suffered. Due to his rigorous and unconventional training he is remarkably disciplined even though he gives the impression that he is anything but. He has an eccentric, wicked sense of humor that he enjoys exercising on his enemies.
       "Dillon exhibits a wide narcissistic streak and it has been pointed out to him on more than one occasion that he has way too much confidence in his own abilities. In a lot of ways it can be said that Dillon is an adolescent who has never really grown up And that probably accounts for his quirks of personality. But there is no doubt that he has a high degree of belief in his abilities and what he can achieve with those abilities. Maybe too much belief as he frequently gets himself into hopelessly perilous situations just to see if he can get out of it.
       "But it cannot be denied that at heart he is a fiercely courageous man with a tremendous sense of loyalty to his friends and a desire to see that the innocent are not abused or harmed. Although it's true he hires his body out for pay he just as frequently assists the disadvantaged and oppressed without seeking recompense."

       From what we are told about his origins, Dillon was born on the island of Usimi Dero, said to be a "technological island paradise destroyed" by a powerful person named Thahali when Dillon was 12 years old. The attack that caused the loss took his father's life but Dillon and his mother were able to escape. For some time they were constantly on the run from Thahali's forces and eventually found their way to the Himalayas and the hidden city of Shamballah. We learn that his mother had been to the mythical place years before and had trained with the Warmasters of Liguria, an elite organization of master martial artists. His mother died getting him to this safe location.
       For the next seven years, Dillow remained at Shamballah training like his mother had with the Warmasters, becoming an expert in "various martial arts as well as exceptional physical and mental disciplines that forged his body into a living weapon". Then he decided that while he enjoyed learning to do the things he could then do, he wanted even more the opportunity to do them.

       So now Dillon goes where he wishes or where he feels he is needed and helps those in trouble, all the while getting the adventure that he knows he cannot live without. Along the way he accummulates a cadre of loyal friends and helpers who would give their lives for him if needed and who know he would do the same. He will also acquire an impressive list of life-long enemies, though for some that life is not that long.


Note: According to the author on his website, the chronology of events in Dillon's life (so far) is:
Young Dillon In The Halls of Shamballah
The Vril Agenda
Dillon and The Bad Ass Belt Buckle
Dillon and The Voice of Odin
Dillon and The Judas Chalice
Dillon and The Legend of The Golden Bell
Dead Beat In La Esca
Dillon and The Alchemist's Morning Coffee
Dillon and The Pirates of Xonira
Dillon and The Last Rail To Khusra
Dead Beat In Khusra
Dead Beat In The Gobi
The Specialists
Dillon and The Night Before Christmas
Dillon and The City of Stone
Dire Learning
Dillon and The Sisters of The Machine
Dillon and The Devil's Mercy
Dillon and The Night of The Krampus
Dillon and The Prophecy of Fire

BOOKS

Number of Books:9
First Appearance:2003
Last Appearance:2019

1 Young Dillon in the Halls of Shamballah Young Dillon in the Halls of Shamballah
Written by Derrick Ferguson
Copyright: 2014

All legends have to start somewhere. For Dillon it is the true story of how he came to be the man he is, a story that has its origin in the mythical city of Shamballah and the teachings of the Warmasters of Liguria.
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2 The Vril Agenda The Vril Agenda
Written by Derrick Ferguson
Copyright: 2014

With his training in Shamballah finished, Dillon heads to America and a chance to train with one of the greatest adventurers ever, the legendary Jim Anthony, the Super Detective. Unfortunately, that means dealing with an old enemy of Anthony, the Prince of Atlantis, Sun Koh, who is back for revenge.
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3 Dillon and the Voice of Odin Dillon and the Voice of Odin
Written by Derrick Ferguson
Copyright: 2003

The Voice of Odin is a horrifically destructive force. It is controlled by the evil genius going by the Norse god's name, Odin. His minions are scouring the planet for a talisman he needs to begin his quest for world domination. Standing in their, and his, way is Dillon.
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4 Dillon and the Legend of the Golden Bell Dillon and the Legend of the Golden Bell
Written by Derrick Ferguson
Copyright: 2015

Dillon was happily on a vacation, not knowing that an old friend had managed to get Dillon mixed up in a civil war on the island nation of Xonira. The Lord Chancellor of Xonira wants to get hold of an artifact called the Golden Bell and he insists Dillon get it for him. That will not be an easy thing to do.
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5 Four Bullets For Dillon Four Bullets For Dillon
Written by Derrick Ferguson
Copyright: 2011

Collection of 4 adventures of Dillon:
Dillon and the Bad Ass Belt Buckle
Dead Beat In La Esca
Dillon and the Escape From Tosegio
Dillon and the Judas Chalice

6 The Specialists The Specialists
Written by Derrick Ferguson, Joel Jenkins
Copyright: 2015

Collection of 3 adventures of Dillon and Sly Gantlet:
Dead Beat Khusra
Dead Beat In The Gobi
The Specialists
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7 Dillon Annual Collection 2018 Dillon Annual Collection 2018
Written by Derrick Ferguson
Copyright: 2018

Collection of 6 adventures of Dillon:
Dillon and the Bad Ass Belt Buckle
Dillon and the Judas Chalice
Dead Beat In La Esca
Dillon and the Pirates of Xonira
Dillon and the Alchemist's Morning Coffee
Dillon and the Last Rail To Khusra
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8 Dillon: The Odd Jobs Dillon: The Odd Jobs
Written by Derrick Ferguson
Copyright: 2019

Collection of 4 adventures of Dillon written by others:
Dillon and the City of Stone
Dire Learning
Dillon and the Sisters of the Machine
Dillon and the Devil's Mercy
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9 Dillon Annual Collection 2019 Dillon Annual Collection 2019
Written by Derrick Ferguson
Copyright: 2019

Collection of 3 adventures of Dillon:
Dillon and the Night Before Christmas
Dillon and the Night of the Krampus
Dillon and the Prophecy of Fire
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NOVELLAS AND SHORT STORIES

Number of Stories:5
First Appearance:2011
Last Appearance:2019

1 Dillon and the Bad Ass Belt Buckle Dillon and the Bad Ass Belt Buckle
Written by Derrick Ferguson
Copyright: 2018

1st of 6 adventures in the collection Dillon Annual Collection 2018 and 1st of 4 adventures in the collection Four Bullets For Dillon
Dillon and a man he considers a mentor, Eli Creed, are in Cambodia to find and rescue an American movie actress.
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2 Dillon and the Judas Chalice Dillon and the Judas Chalice
Written by Derrick Ferguson
Copyright: 2018

2nd of 6 adventures in the collection Dillon Annual Collection 2018 and 4th of 4 adventures in the collection Four Bullets For Dillon
Dillon is hired by a wealthy individual to procure the Judas Cup, an artifact said to have been made from the 30 pieces of silver Judas received. The object is believed to convey great power to the owner but it can also bring misery.
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3 Dead Beat in La Esca Dead Beat in La Esca
Written by Derrick Ferguson, Joel Jenkins
Copyright: 2018

3rd of 6 adventures in the collection Dillon Annual Collection 2018 and 2nd of 4 adventures in the collection Four Bullets For Dillon
Guitarist Sly Gantlet meets Dillon in a nightclub. Their meeting was set-up by an organization which wants both of them dead and the plan is that if the two do not take each other out, the group will finish the job.
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3.1 Dillon and the Escape From Tosegio Dillon and the Escape From Tosegio
Written by Derrick Ferguson
Copyright: 2011

3rd of 4 adventures in the collection Four Bullets For Dillon
[plot unknown]

4 Dillon and the Pirates of Xonira Dillon and the Pirates of Xonira
Written by Derrick Ferguson
Copyright: 2018

4th of 6 adventures in the collection Dillon Annual Collection 2018
Years before, Dillon had stopped a revolution on the island of Xonira and helped solidify control for his friend, the Lord Chancellor C'jai. Now Dillon is told that C'jai is behind a rash of pirate attacks and Dillon wants to know the truth.
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5 Dillon and the Alchemist's Morning Coffee Dillon and the Alchemist's Morning Coffee
Written by Derrick Ferguson
Copyright: 2018

5th of 6 adventures in the collection Dillon Annual Collection 2018
The Alchemist is a Professor Alejandro Candu. The Morning Coffee is an invention of his which turns humans into "living hard drives" storing incredible amounts of data in their DNA. Dillon is Africa where helping a friend puts him in the hunt for both.
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6 Dillon and the Last Rail to Khusra Dillon and the Last Rail to Khusra
Written by Derrick Ferguson
Copyright: 2018

6th of 6 adventures in the collection Dillon Annual Collection 2018
Dillon has the seemingly impossible task of providing protection to the Princess of Harak as she needs to get to the city of Khusra with a considerable number of revolutionaries who would rather she die.
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7 Dead Beat in Khusra Dead Beat in Khusra
Written by Derrick Ferguson, Joel Jenkins
Copyright: 2016

1st of 3 adventures in the collection The Specialists
Seeing an old friend/enemy, Sly Gantlet, in Khusra is a good and bad thing for Dillon. Seeing Gantlet spending quality time with the lovely Princess Sathyra, someone Dillon has feelings for, is definitely not a good thing.
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8 Dead Beat in the Gobi Dead Beat in the Gobi
Written by Derrick Ferguson, Joel Jenkins
Copyright: 2015

2nd of 3 adventures in the collection The Specialists
The job Dillon and Sly have of stealing a biological weapon from a Russian military base was going so well - up until they were shot down in the Gobi Desert. Now they have to worry about the Russians after them and the cannibals out looking for their next meal. Oh, and then there is the blizzard.
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9 The Specialists The Specialists
Written by Derrick Ferguson, Joel Jenkins
Copyright: 2015

3rd of 3 adventures in the collection The Specialists
Both Dillon and Sly Gantlet are hired by American Intelligence to find a very nasty bomb which someone is planning to use to take down America' electricity grid.
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10 Dillon and the City of Stone Dillon and the City of Stone
Written by Erik Fromme
Copyright: 2019

1st of 4 adventures in the collection Dillon: The Odd Jobs
Dillon is taking an interesting vacation from adventure while living in the small community of Tibecaudor and working as a bartender and on a farm. Tranquil. Simple. Well, for a while.
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11 Dire Learning Dire Learning
Written by Russ Anderson jr.
Copyright: 2019

2nd of 4 adventures in the collection Dillon: The Odd Jobs
Shon and Allie Pierri head to a private school in France to check into some suspected activity. They take undercover positions but when Allie gets into trouble, it falls to Shon to save the day. Dillon does not appear in this story.
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12 Dillon and the Sisters of the Machine Dillon and the Sisters of the Machine
Written by Joel Jenkins
Copyright: 2019

3rd of 4 adventures in the collection Dillon: The Odd Jobs
The location is Xonira. The plan is to take over the world. The people Dillon must stop from doing that are the Sisters of the Machine.
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13 Dillon and the Devil's Mercy Dillon and the Devil's Mercy
Written by Mark Bousquet
Copyright: 2019

4th of 4 adventures in the collection Dillon: The Odd Jobs
When one of Eli Creed's kids calls Dillon and asks for help but without letting Eli know about it, Dillon is curious. That will take Dillon to Zurich and an orphanage on fire and a missing boy and adventures that include having to break into a submarine.
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14 Dillon and the Night Before Christmas Dillon and the Night Before Christmas
Written by Derrick Ferguson
Copyright: 2019

1st of 3 adventures in the collection Dillon Annual Collection 2019
Taking a page from It's A Wonderful Life, Dillon is well into his cups in a bar filled with regret over the loss of life in his previous adventure. A woman shows up to give him a chance to see what the world would have been like without him in it.
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15 Dillon and the Night of the Krampus Dillon and the Night of the Krampus
Written by Derrick Ferguson
Copyright: 2019

2nd of 3 adventures in the collection Dillon Annual Collection 2019
In Alaska, Dillon comes to a town which has been the victim of the Krampus, losing a dozen children each year. Dillon knows he cannot leave without finding out what happened to them.
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16 Dillon and the Prophecy of Fire Dillon and the Prophecy of Fire
Written by Derrick Ferguson
Copyright: 2019

3rd of 3 adventures in the collection Dillon Annual Collection 2019
Dillon takes a couple of friends with him to one of his homes for a relaxing couple of days. It does not work out that way, though, when the house is attacked by people wanting to kidnap him. Dillon is not satisfied with just chasing them off, of course.
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COMIC BOOKS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS

Number of Stories:1
First Appearance:2013
Last Appearance:2013

1 [Title Unknown] [Title Unknown]
Published by Redbud Studios

Copyright: 2013

Issue #2 of All-Star Pulp Comics contains a story detailing the end of a mission that takes place just before the action in Dillon and the Voice of Odin.

MY COMMENTS

       I knew the moment I first saw Dillon that even though he was not a spy per se, he was going to be in the compendium. He got involved in too many spy-fi adventures to not belong. He fought would-be world dominators, vanquished global annihilators, stopped revolutionaries, and probably helped out a rebel or three. I say probably because even though I have read several of the adventures of this incredible pulp hero, I haven't read them all. There are a good number of them.
       I mentioned "pulp" for a reason. Not only does that word show up everywhere anything about Dillon is written, including here, it does so because it absolutely belongs. Pulp fiction is almost by definition over-the-top action and Dillon personifies that. Some might think this a bad thing - not I. At least not when it is intended like it is here and not when it is so well executed like it is here.
       Dillon is far too awesome to be believed and just about perfect to be enjoyed. I cannot think of many readers who would put it down with a "oh, that can't happen!" Of course it can't. Which is why in the Dillon universe, it is so good when it does happen.
       Pulp adventures should be fun. Dillon adventures most definitely are.

GRADE

My Grade: A-

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