P:R Approved: Select Designs from DC’s Designing the New 52 Panel at SDCC

Note: At Comic-Con International: San Diego this past weekend, DC premiered some new design sketches for characters appearing in their fall line-wide relaunch.We’ve already spoken at length about the designs debuting in the covers, but these new images contain some choice redesigns that surprised us. Here’s the ones that jumped out to us; you can view the whole lot at this link. – Chris A.

Wonder Girl

Mon-El

Red Hood

20 comments on “P:R Approved: Select Designs from DC’s Designing the New 52 Panel at SDCC
  1. Mon-El’s costume = WOW! I like, looks really good with some nods to his classic look. I hope it’s used!

  2. I’m not too familiar with the DC universe, but there are definitely some really cool designs in that bunch.

  3. Both of the wondergirl designs they presented are better than the one they are using.

  4. Mon-El is definitely a winner redesign. Feels “new” but keeps the classic look, which I always thought served him well.

  5. I like the use of the Bat-belt tha Jason Todd does on the sketch, but those are not the costumes tha Wonder Girl or Red Hood are going to wear, acording to the covers we’ve seen.

  6. Some of these designs are brilliant retakes that capture something older designs never even hit on–Mon-El and Wonder Girl’s new looks, mainly. But why is Buddy Baker apparently covered in either gore, tattoos, or splatters of black ink? And is that Jason Blood/Etrigan dressed like a decade-old grunge throwback? Few hits, few misses, but mostly just new designs that don’t warrant another reboot.

  7. Mon-El already had one of my favorite costumes, but wow! His redesign looks amazing! He really looks a lot more like a member of the Legion of Superheroes, 1000 years in the future. Those tight shapes suit him so nicely.

  8. Wonder girl looks good, but seriously, what the heck happened to her shoes? They look too pointy and painful to be useful.

  9. With all this wave of redesigns and re-imaginations and it’s incredible unused potential, am i the only one who would like to see a smaller number of Classic Titles with a monthly issue and continuity, and an increasing number of one shot books (or graphic novels if you like) where this designs could be used and better integrated within the world of that one book?

    I feel the worst enemy of the american comic formula is the obligatory never ending, General Hospital like story.

  10. Well, at least the Harley design proves that her top was meant to actually be laced up. Weirdly, I think this might be the only costume Lee designed where he gave more coverage than the actual artist (he actually gave her shorts!)

  11. “what the heck happened to her shoes? They look too pointy and painful to be useful.”

    ???

    They just look like fancy sandals.

    I agree with Vito about the Animal Man designs. I quite like the one with the tattoos, better than the one with the big “A” on his chest, actually; the primitivist look makes sense for a hero called “Animal Man.”

  12. Love Monel, Love Wonder Girl (except the sandals not very functional and the all red version on TT covers looks better), and love the Red Hood.

  13. @BobDobolina
    I was referring to the spiked middle part on top that looks like it’s stabbing into the knee. Also, Grecian sandals normally look much more simplistic and linear instead of the weird angular design they decided on. (…I think they were trying to make w’s? Not sure but it just looks strange)

  14. The problem with things like the FLASH design on that page, is not ALL artists are great at doing streams of electricity as a part of a costume. K.I.S.S. but also ICONIC

  15. “I was referring to the spiked middle part on top that looks like it’s stabbing into the knee. ”

    Ah, I see. Didn’t/doesn’t look that way to me. She is invulnerable though, I think.

  16. While I love this Wonder Girl a lot, the second one, with both a hood AND cowboy boots – LOVE IT! I want it to happen! Woohoo!

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