Evo (DV8) (Wildstorm Comics)


(Michael Heller)


DV8 (pronounced “deviants”) was a 1995 Image Comics series about edgy super-powered kids. Self-centred and self-indulgent, their lives are controlled by a murderous intelligence conspiracy managed by one Ivana Baiul.

Though the book’s sales made returns of the characters difficult to obtain, the existing fan base seems to have been quite dedicated.


  • Real Name: Michael “Dogboy” Heller.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: DV8
  • Base Of Operations: I.O. Facilities.
  • Height: 5’8” Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Evo is a Gen-Active 2nd generation. He was given the synthetic Gen-Factor compound that Ivana Baiul designed to give powers to her Guinea pigs.

He can shape change into three distinct humanoid/animal forms :

  • A bat.
  • A wolf.
  • A saurian.


Either Evo joined the I.O. training program or went to juvenile detention. He started hitting on Rachel right from the start and got his ass kicked. He manifested at lunch time, simply turning into the saurian form to devour his meal. Then, he jumped on Rachel for the dessert. She KOed him with a diamond hard fist in the face.

Evo of DV8 (Wildstorm Comics) in bat form at night

His abilities made him the obvious choice for the team’s scout. As the only flyer, he’s also a tactical asset for delivery and extraction.

During his wandering around with Frostbite, they often ran in contact with outcasts like homeless or drug addicts. In spite of his fierce instincts, Evo always showed sympathy for those, as himself, toward whom life has been a bitch.

He is also the perfect candidate for Bliss’ sexual games. She turned him into her puppy, which resulted in Freestyle dumping him shortly after they started having a relationship.


He has long black hair. Even in his more human form, his skin is greyish, his ears pointed and his mouth has fangs, giving him a wolf-like appearance. He dress in blue jeans, black leather jacket and sport shoes (or bare feet while transforming). He has numerous earrings on both ears.


Evo is profoundly affected by the animalistic instincts of his various forms. As his favored one is the wolf, he constantly displays canine behavior (like howling when he sees a beautiful chick or marking his territory all over the place).


“I tell ya, man, we’re mushrooms. Keep us in dark and feed us crap. Mushrooms.“

DC Universe History

Well basically they’re a bunch of freaks, thugs and psychopaths (sorry, anti-heroes). So I suppose they’d be dandy as the new group from Mento, after he lost control of the Hybrid. That would make them foes of the Titans, which is quite fitting IMHO.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 06 Str: 03 Bod: 06 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 05 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: I.O. Officer
Inf: 06 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 05
Init: 017 HP: 040

Invulnerability: 07, Regeneration: 11

DV8 (High).

SIA (women), Serious Rage, Alter Egos (Controlled), Creepy Appearance.

Bat Form

Dex: 08 Str: 03 Bod: 06
Int: 05 Wil: 03 Min: 04
Inf: 06 Aur: 04 Spi: 05
Init: 019

Claws: 04, Flight: 05, Radar Sense: 05

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Flight is powered by wings (-1).
  • Wings take place of his arms but his feet become prehensile (+0).

Thief (Stealth)*: 08

Strange Appearance.

Wolf Form

Dex: 08 Str: 06 Bod: 07
Int: 06 Wil: 03 Min: 04
Inf: 06 Aur: 04 Spi: 05
Init: 022

Analytical Smell/Tracking Scent*: 06, Claws: 06, Jumping: 02, Running: 05, Directional Hearing*: 06

Thief (Stealth)*: 08

Lightning Reflexes.

Strange Appearance.

Saurian Form

Dex: 05 Str: 07 Bod: 08
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04
Inf: 06 Aur: 04 Spi: 05
Init: 015[016]

Claws: 05, Extra Limb (Tail)*: 07, Skin Armor: 03, Swimming: 05, Water Freedom: 06

Strange Appearance.

By Nicolas Lemaçon.

Source of Character: Images Comics (Wildstorm Universe).