Yondu was created back in 1969, but I best remember him from the early nineties Guardians of the Galaxy series by Jim Valentino. If you’re familiar with Star Trek, I’d classify Yondu as one part Vulcan and one part Klingon, but as the series progressed, he became much more than that. Yondu was definitely the wild one of the GotG bunch, and Alves has heightened the alien factor in this design and made him more post-podern in a design I’d love to see put to action (you hear that, Marvel?)!
Alves does a remarkable feat of keeping Yondu’s humble roots with the simple sandals while still making it seem like something you’d see many decades from now. The hi-tech bow he’s sporting with the holographic 3D sight could definitely come in handy. The trademark fin of the Centaurians remains in full effect, and Nuno’s streamlined presentation of it makes this “noble savage” a formidable sight.