It is with a sad heart that I must report the passing of both a hero and a comic creator.
Tre Chipman was best known by City of Heroes members as Ascendant. He hold a unique position in the COH community for his “Ascendant-O’s” sketch between his character and his character’s agent-uncle Saul. (Saul would later be mentioned by Captain Catastrophe in the pages of “Tales from Paragon City” #4.) The prolonged sketch actually became part of the in-game dialogue at transit stations, making it one of the rare times that player content would become in-game content.
In addition to his character’s cameo appearance in the Top Cow “City of Heroes” comic series (Issue #19), the player himself was also one of the early members of the City of Comic Creators group and the author of the “Quiver” one-shot comic, one of the many comics that inspired me to become a comic creator myself.
Tre Chipman passed away following a prolonged illness.
He will be remembered and missed.