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Enigma was an obscure comic book series written in the 1970s by writer/artist Titus Bird. By his own account, the comic book was a self-indulgent piece crafted during a time when he spent most his creative process high on drugs. The series was extremely short-lived,

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Enigma was an obscure comic book series written in the 1970s by writer/artist Titus Bird. By his own account, the comic book was a self-indulgent piece crafted during a time when he spent most his creative process high on drugs. The series was extremely short-lived, consisting of only three episodes (or issues). The primary character from the series was the eponymous Enigma, a caped super-hero who wore a white mask and fought against strange adversaries such as the Head, Envelope Girl and the Truth. The third episode ended with the apparent death of the hero at the hands of the Truth. The series was canceled and its small readership never learned the final outcome of the battle.

Several years ago, a powerful mutant discovered a collection of old Enigma comics in the ruins of a Pacific City home that had been buried during an earthquake. He became enamored with these comic books and decided to pattern his image and lifestyle after the protagonist. This man literally became the Enigma.

The Enigma had a need to craft a world for himself; one with boundaries and settings that were easily understandable and accessible to him. The Enigma realized that he could not exist in stagnation and that if the Enigma were to exist, so too should his villains. He used his psychokinetic powers on other people, literally transforming them into antagonists from the book. The first target was a salesman named Roger Cliff whom the Enigma transformed into the Head. The second was retired actor Victor Lamont who became the embodiment of the Truth. The third was super model Victoria Yes who he changed into Envelope Girl. The Enigma took a modernist approach towards the re-creation of these characters and they existed as a darker, more twisted version of their comic book counterparts.

The Enigma fought against the Head and the Truth, ultimately destroying them. When the general public learned of these encounters, it shed the spotlight onto the old comic book series. Those who remembered the title regarded its creator Titus Bird as some sort of guru prophet. These so-called "Enigmatics" formed a cult following and began spreading the word of the Enigma.


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