15 comments on “P:R Redesign: Jon Morris’ Metamorpho!
  1. It’s so damn simple and yet so damn powerful. It’s modern, but still retains the old school charm! Really great work, Jon!

  2. I do really like this, but if any superhero would be served by being “nude” it’s Morpho over here.
    Drop trow Rex Mason! It’s not like you are human anymore, and you are busting up your symmetry.

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  4. I’m not too familiar with Metamorpho beyond his iconic look, so I don’t know if it’s supposed to be his actual skin or his outfit that’s split into different segments. I’m fairly certain it’s his skin though, and I think it would look better if the different colored sections blended together a little where they meet, rather than just a perfect line separating them. I also like how the gray skin of his neck comes down further in the original instead of the “high collar” look here. Although this version does seem to fit better with the new look of the JLA costumes in the DC reebot. I definitely prefer the longer pants here, as opposed to the speedo look, and it’s yet another detail that falls in line with some of the New 52 costumes. I think it’s appropriate that they are capris as well, to show off a little more of the skin of his legs, instead of traditional pants. The arm bracers are a nice touch too. Overall, it’s a good redesign that would fit in nicely with DC’s other “re-imaginings”. It could have been taken a little bit further, but if the DC reboot has taught us anything, it’s better to stay closer to the iconic looks than it is to make wild changes in classic characters’ appearances.

  5. @ Daniel Heard. See, I would have to disagree about that. I always saw Ben Grimm and Rex Mason as having the same problem. They look like monsters, but deep down they are really decent guys, so why would either want to go around in a pair of speedos showing off a form they are not comfortable with?

    What I like about this design is, while really simple, it does sum up how Rex wants people to see him. He’s wearing some pants to keep himself some dignity, while his upper body kinda resembles a shirt. On all outward appearances he looks relatively normal while still being able to use his abilities. It’s practical and at least keeps him feeling like a normal guy.

  6. @Adam great analysis. But here comes the paradox: he “makes” the pants with his control over matter right? If not they would not still be there when he rematerializes. Well if he can make pants of any color, why wouldn’t he make his own appearance less bizare?

    It’s a pants off dance off party ‘Morpho, and you are invited!

  7. @Dan Heard. I’m not completely up on my Metamorpho lore, but I think Rex is incapable of taking on a human appearance. I remember Element Girl tried to do so once, but it didn’t turn out so well.

  8. Daniel Heard:
    But here comes the paradox: he “makes” the pants with his control over matter right? If not they would not still be there when he rematerializes. Well if he can make pants of any color, why wouldn’t he make his own appearance less bizarre?

    I always saw him as already using his powers to mimic a human face at the best of his ability… a high carbon pants look is much easier to achieve than say the pores and hues of skin. That said, I agree with you entirely, shape-shifters and countless others really should revision their need for human clothing.

    Jon Morris: I don’t want to see Metamorpho’s dick

    Dude I love your design right here but this kind of censorship is not doing any good to the american comic industry. You have countless gruesome scenes of violence, torture, gore all the shebang… yet when it comes to nudity or sex it’s all stars, allusions, teasing but no show… what hypocrisy. Make war not love?

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