I've run into images of this character more than once but hadn't heard anything about him so I decided to do some digging. It turns out Dreadlocks, created back in 1992, is a character from Urban Style Comics and is based on a very positive premise. The character's creator, Andre Batts, has this to say about him, "I've created Dreadlocks as a blind superhuman in order to establish that true righteousness is established from within. Dreadlocks follows an ancient order of Egypt known as Ma'at which means truth, order and righteousness." You can catch a glimpse of Dreadlocks' story in a short online digital comic here.I haven't gotten my hands on an actual copy of the comics or graphic novel yet but as soon as I do, I'll be right back here to talk about it.
The video below presents Dreadlocks' creator explaining his views and what he has trying to accomplish with the character. A more in-depth video explanation of the character can be found on the Urban Style Comics web site.