19 comments on “P:R Redesign: Chris King’s Jubilee!
  1. Poor Jubilee. Introduced WAY before her time, and I think everyone knew it.

    Love the above rendition. Too bad she’s a vampire now, lol.

  2. I never thought she was before her time. In fact, when Jubilee debuted I thought of her as Boom-Boom (mall-loving runaway with explosive powers and dubious taste in eyewear) mixed with Kitty Pryde (daughter-surrogate for Wolverine).

  3. She’s a vampire now? WTF Marvel? I like the outfit, but not so keen on the hair and makeup. It makes her look fifty. Also not a fan of the huge ear rings, but what do I know about fashion?

  4. That’s modern fashion? I thought that was supposed to be an attempt at the hipster idea of avoiding “mainstream” taste by dressing as tastelessly and unpleasantly as possible.

  5. There is an old Japanese woman who runs a local teriyaki restaurant who looks just like Jubilee in this picture. She overdoes her makeup too. Jubilee should not look like an old woman trying to look young so she can score on the street corner.

    The outfit to me is just too many things all mashed together. There are the high waisted shorts, but also dark leggings. A big belt and a corset. Tall industrial boots but softer gloves. The classic Jubilee jacket tries to tie it all together but just makes the cacophony even worse. The pink elements add to the noise rather than compliment it. Pink, yellow, black, blue (or grey), and light blue are just too jumbled.

  6. Too 80′s to be considered “modern”. She, as Dazzler, is a victim of the time of her creation, and that tipically 90′s elements must be forgotten in order to make her last.

  7. Chad:
    Poor Jubilee. Introduced WAY before her time, and I think everyone knew it.
    Love the above rendition. Too bad she’s a vampire now, lol.

    A what now? Never mind. I don’t want to know. Great costume work by King, though. King updates the character consistently without being slavish or missing the mark.

  8. I’ve seen stacks of really good renditions of Jubilee lately. I wasn’t really fond of her growing up, mostly because I always thought her powers were lame, but I do have a soft spot for the character.

    This looks really cool. I want to say “but not superheroey enough”, but then Jubilee never really has been…

  9. I like it in general, except for the jacket. I don’t think the hair and makeup make her old, just like she’s trying to do a 40s or rockabilly thing which is pretty hip right now.

    With Jubilee the problem is always that damn jacket which is so quintessentially 80s-early 90s. This costume would work better with a 40s bolero style yellow jacket which would be in line with her hair and with the way her shorts are done and could have little X button detailing etc…

  10. With Jubilee the problem is always that damn jacket which is so quintessentially 80s-early 90s. This costume would work better with a 40s bolero style yellow jacket which would be in line with her hair and with the way her shorts are done and could have little X button detailing etc…

    The thing about the traditional Jubilee jacket and the rest of her most well-known look is that it was Jim Lee riffing on the original Robin suit and changing it into street wear. Unfortunately, the look stuck with her.

    I’m not crazy about this particular Jubilee design. I just don’t care for it. Can’t really say why.

  11. Reminds me of the epic fail of Jim Lee’s Wonder Woman redesign, complete with the pushed up sleeves on the jacket. Something about the hair bugs me too.

  12. Would be perfect for “Jubilee – The last X-Man”.
    Some 20 years into the future, when Jubilee learns that all the X-Men have gone missing, she returns to heroics, after 2 marriages gone bad and with 5 “Children of the Atom” of herself, who form the new “Generation X” under her tutelage.
    That would be canon, I guess, since Bishop foretold Jubes would be the last of the X-Men.
    Well, then, and then alone, I would deem this outfit perfect. Otherwise, it’s just not Jubilee.
    Then again, even Jubilee hasn’t been herself lately.

    The earrings, oh ye of little plan, are, btw. still the original design conceived by Lee. The bar bears the name “Jubilee”.

  13. Sorry to be a negative Nelly, but this does nothing for the (already forgettable) character. I admit I don’t know much about Jubilee, I vaguely remember when she was introduced and was basically Dazzler with a variation of a DC Robin outfit. There were several characters like her around like Boom-Boom and Skidz (was that her name? the girl with a permanent, slippery force field) around the same time…Skidz had the best potential IMO.

    OK, so this outfit says nothing about the character or her powers, it’s generic and forgettable just like Jubilee. Is she a vampire also? The outfit doesn’t even hint at that. There isn’t much going on that’s original or interesting and in fact it’s quite ugly. But it is good to see another asian character in the mix anyway.

  14. When I saw this, it reminded me of another mutant, Ariel. >_>

    Though, I must admit that there are a good amount of 80s/90s fashion that detracts from the modern elements of the design. Perhaps reworking the jacket so that it’s less baggy and more sharper? The hair and makeup ages her, so making it more… subtle? might be in order. And the… leggings? Yeah, I think making it another shade will distinguish it more so it doesn’t look like she’s wearing shorts over a body suit-thing over a long sleeve shirt. Which looks a little weird and nonsensical. Or, merge the bustier piece with the shorts so it becomes one piece of clothing that breaks up a body suit and viola! You get two pieces of clothing with the additional jacket.

    Nevertheless, I do like the bustier-thing part with the shorts and how subtly you put in the neon colors. It’s there, but it isn’t overpowering, which is good. I love how you designed the boots; they look pretty rad. :)

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