In 'Tyrant,' creator aims to meld fiction, fact

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 14 at 8:02 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — He's a tyrant, born and bred, and Fabrizio Boccardi is happy with that.

The entrepreneur is touting the fictional Michael Tiranno as a kind of anti-hero for the ages, spanning not just graphic novels and books, but ultimately films and real life, too.

With Las Vegas as his base, Boccardi says the Tyrant — whose adventures were detailed in the novel "The Seven Sins: The Tyrant Ascending" by Jon Land — will be expanding into comics, games and other media, too, with a blend of fantasy, true crime, luxury and, of course, secrets.

DC Entertainment is developing the character's growth in comics, while Boccardi, chief executive of King Midas World, hopes to one day meld fiction with fact and develop a casino in the story, dubbed "Seven Sins."

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