The Black Cobra

Real Name

John Saunders

First Appearance

November 22, 2010

Created by

Vito Delsante & Ricardo Vinancio


The Black Cobra/John Saunders: An expatriate Brit who fought in the Indian Revolution and then moved to the US West to escape the Crown (the Royal British Army will be a thorn in his side) and became a gunslinger/lawman. His revolvers (called “Venom” and “Fang”) had black cobra design embossed in the handle.


  • The Black Cobra (1) is an open source character created specifically for use by anyone. Feel free to use it any way you wish however, you must give the creators, Vito Delsante & Ricardo Vinancio, credit.
  • In 2010, comic book writer Vito Delsante chose to create 35 new characters that he would voluntarily release into the public domain. The Black Cobra (1) was #25.
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