Note: We’ve been proud over the years to highlight the work of artist Kris Anka. Years before Marvel took notice and made him one of their primary cover artists, P:R has spotlighted his excllent redesigns of popular characters. And now, Kris is taking his revisions of popular heroes one step further by making a bolsterous new team for the DCU comprised of some of that company’s greatest heroines. Anka hasn’t given them a name — but after Justice League and Justice League of America, why not just keep it simple and call them Justice?- Chris A.
Here’s what Anka said about the casting and the redesigns:
The greatest Team in the world.
Kate. Diana. Eve. Scandal. and Renee.
This started a few weeks ago from an idea I had when talking to a co-worker of mine at Nickelodeon. She and I were remarking how big fans we were of Kate and Diana and that lead to my realization that I would love to do a book with them, plus Eve.
From there I added Starling, because I remembered how much I loved her and the Secret Six.
and Renee, cause when Greg Rucka says a team needs Renee, you better add Renee.
Each costume was redesigned a bit too.
I made Kate a bit more formal. Heavily influenced by Yasmin Liang’s design.
Diana is more or less just a tweak of my older design. I definitely wanted to keep the Greco Roman Grappler aspect of her. More Wrestler than like a knight. I also wanted to give her a short hair cut, but she ended up looking better with an epic mane of hair.
Eve more or less is the same. I gave her a cage corset, just cause i like cage dresses. Made her slightly more fashionable.
Scandal I just wanted her too look more Ninja. nothing too large of a change. just some taste stuff.
and Renee, also didn’t have too much of a change, just gave her a bit more of a designed coat, rather than just a regular suit.