She-Design/He-Design: Maya Nord’s Justice League International

Note: We’ve seen gender-bent versions of Superman, Batman and others, so why not the JLI? Artist Maya Nord returns to answer that challenge with this super-hero sextet. Gal Gardner Go! – Chris A.


19 comments on “She-Design/He-Design: Maya Nord’s Justice League International
  1. Beetle & Booster work incredibly well, I can see them as kind of the Nicole Richie & Paris Hilton of super heroes. We’ve seen female Lanterns before but I dig this even so and is that supposed to be a female Lex Luthor? Forgive me if I’m wrong but I’m not a huge DC guy. The Fire & Ice look too much like something you’d see on Captain Planet or some other corny cartoon…
    Overall good work, I love Maya Nords style.

  2. Jay, the one in the suit is the female version of Max Lord.

    Really digging the style, though. Beetle & Booster, in particular, are especially great- really captured what I’d imagine them to be.

  3. Jay, that’s supposed to be Max Lord next to Gal Gardner.

    I think Bustier Gold is my favorite of these, just for the cheesy pose.

  4. Jay:
    Beetle & Booster work incredibly well, I can see them as kind of the Nicole Richie & Paris Hilton of super heroes. We’ve seen female Lanterns before but I dig this even so and is that supposed to be a female Lex Luthor? Forgive me if I’m wrong but I’m not a huge DC guy. The Fire & Ice look too much like something you’d see on Captain Planet or some other corny cartoon… Overall good work, I love Maya Nords style.

    That’s not Lex Luthor, that’s Maxwell Lord (or Maxine Lord, I suppose), former manager of the JLI turned murderous megalomaniac.

  5. Beetle’s giant underwear looks silly, but the others are good.

    Stupid sexy Female Booster

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  8. i was about to announce her, b**bster gold… but bustier works fine too… the art is wonderful but not digging fire and ice’s looks. looks like what the mighty morphin’ power rangers would wear. maxine just screams ellen de generes to me.

  9. I love how Maya kept the character so intact, regardless of gender. It really comes across. Also, I can’t look at Gold without bursting out laughing.

    My one beef is that Beetle’s shorts don’t seem to mesh with the rest of the outfit. They COULD work, but I’d like to see it tied in a little better… maybe a few more gold studs/buttons around the outfit, to make the theme more continuous?

  10. Fire should really be wearing either no shirt, or a green mesh tank top to show off his manly shaved chest.

    Beetle’s shorts don’t quite do it for me. They look like they belong on a different, less form-fitting costume – like if the suit had a cool pulp-style bomber jacket.

    I’m also not wild about Maxine’s shoes. I just think darker shoes would look better with that suit.

    I love the general concept, though. I’d like to see Blake Canary, Big Brad and Mrs. Miracle, and the Elongated Woman in the same style. (Although, I suppose I could just look at pictures of Elasti-girl from the Incredibles)

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  12. Wow, I’m really liking the design for Guy (Guyette?) Gardner. And of course the blue & gold rock. I’m kind of sad there’s no Power Boy design.

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