DESPARA, Force Captain of the Evil Horde
A little over a year ago, I conceived and developed the character “Despara,” a re-imagining of She-Ra’s backstory as a Force Captain in Hordak’s evil Horde. I wanted to take a more realistic look at this chapter in She-Ra’s life. Gabe De La Torre, lead designer at Mattel, designed Despara’s look.
Despara and her revised origin made her debut in a DC comics digital story in creative collaboration with writer Mike Costa and penciler Drew Johnson, both of whom knocked it out of the park. Here’s a CNN article on the whole She-Bang: It’s She-Ra 2.0