P:R Redesign: Mista-M’s Kid Flash!

Note: South Africa’s Mista-M is fast becoming a favorite here at P:R HQ. In this outing, the artist is taking on DC’s teen speedster Bart Allen, aka Kid Flash. I love the opening in the face mask to let Bart’s hair fly free, and giving him a backpack gives him some practical place to store his snacks as seen in Young Justice. - Chris A.

13 comments on “P:R Redesign: Mista-M’s Kid Flash!
  1. Oh yes! This works beautifully for the character. The more I look at it, the more I come to appreciate all the details. I love the placement of the lightening bolts; I love the wing decal on the sneakers; I love the inclusion of the backpack, but most of all I love how clean and how practical it is.

    I would love to see this in the comics. Watch out guys Mista-M is on fire!

  2. This is a good look for KF, although I do miss a chest emblem…the one on the leg looks too much like an ‘S’ . The backpack straps break-up the yellow making it less T-shirty and youthful..maybe yellow straps? Neither one of these nit-picky points ruin the look though.

    The best part is the whole mask/wrap around goggles/ear fins combo… just works perfectly IMO. The shoes (thanks for NOT giving him boots) are great also.

  3. I like it. But the backpack is a bit much, The compartments in YJ were a uch more practical way. But I’m digging this look. Missing the bolt on the chest. I’d actually like to see it over his heart like a badge.

  4. I love that this looks like something that can be put on or taken off. The zipper seams do a lot for the aesthetic and suspension of disbelief (any little detail helps keep me from being taken out of the story). I’m not sure how I feel about the missing sleeves, though Speed Force Aura keeps him safe from wind burn and the pseudo-finger glove thing he has going on is uncomfortable, but I can live with it just fine. The backpack IS a nice touch and does good things for the body lines. I love the little lightning bolts on his legs instead of the traditional logo (Brownie points if the logo is on the bag) and the sneaker boots look neat. If they switched to this design tomorrow, it would be a welcome improvement

  5. Very nice! I agree that the Kingdom Come-esque leg bolts are a nice change, and that the yellow fingers are not. Overall, another example of a Project: Rooftop submission that is far, far superior to the “New 52″ design.

  6. I really like this. great pose, a lot of energy and it’s doesn’t hurt that it looks cool.
    I kind of miss a chest emblem, but seeing as most people are going to see him from behind as
    he speeds by, an emblem on his back pack would be a great idea.

  7. Dang! I rarely comment on Kid Flash redesigns because I really do think the original is one of the best superhero costumes of all time. But, in 2012, this one may actually take the cake. I could come up with some quibbles but why bother since they’d be silly nitpicks. Simply put: this rules.

  8. Awesome just needs a Flash emblem on the chest or even just a red lightning bolt in true Kid Flash fashion. Also, nix the t-shirt look and give him long sleeves. T-shirts only work if they’re invulnerable (i.e. Superboy, Wondergirl). Few tweaks and this would be awesome. It already beats the current KF outfit.

  9. roshow: Dang! I rarely comment on Kid Flash redesigns because I really do think the original is one of the best superhero costumes of all time. But, in 2012, this one may actually take the cake. I could come up with some quibbles but why bother since they’d be silly nitpicks. Simply put: this rules.

    Silly nitpicks, if made tactfully are usually beneficial.

    As to long sleeves, he IS protected by a sort of force field while using the Speed Force (thus him not losing hair or having wind burn when running) so he’s not in mortal peril. On top of that, how could long sleeves protect him any better than short sleeves. This is tights, not armor

  10. This is fantastic, and I really like that the chest is left blank. I feel like having the bolts on the thighs is enough to show who the character is, and I also feel like it’s fitting that the logo is on his legs, since that’s where his real power is. Having another symbol on his chest would just look like cluttered overkill to me.

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