Note: Neil Gaiman’s Sandman owes its origins to the superhero who shares his name, so it’s oddly fitting to see artist Ilias Kyriazis bring these seven back to their roots. In these great designs, Kyriazis has transmuted their more esoteric and fantasy leanings into something straight out of a superhero closet. While I don’t know that a superhero version of the Sandman would be something I’d recommend DC try, I love the idea and the challenge Ilias gave for himself in designing these. – Chris A.
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Note: Fresh onto his new gig drawing Supergirl for DC’s New 52, Mahmud Asrar is already putting the Kryptonian girl into a variety of inventive poses. Check out this commission he did recently for a fan. – Chris A.
Note: Super-heroes are no stranger to space, with some venturing out into it like in Marvel’s Infinity Gauntlet to some hailing from space like DC’s Adam Strange. For Albert Hulm‘s submission to P:R, he took DC’s warrior princess and retrofitted her for space combat. There’s alot to like here, from the tiara-as-visor to the unique skirt that brings in the the patriotic blue that some redesigners miss about WW. – Chris A.
Note: Leave it to Cliff Chiang to rock my socks when it comes to an inspired redesign of some icons of the the superhero genre. This “Band of Prey” puts DC’s Wonder Woman, Black Canary and Zatanna into the guise of rock stars. I especially like the Joan Jett-locks on Diana and the SG she’s using. – Chris A.
Here’s what Cliff said about the piece over at his blog:
Inspired by a late-night viewing of The Runaways, and partly an exercise to see if I could make star-spangled pants and Wonder Woman go together. The idea started with Wonder Woman (I briefly entertained using an Ian Curtis Batman) but the idea of an all-girl rock band with Black Canary, Zatanna and Batgirl seemed too good to pass up.
Note: Wolverine & Jubilee artist Phil Noto has taken Logan and his favorite female sidekicks into a new aesthetic realm. Who else would love to see the story behind this? – Chris A.
Note: After seeing Marvel’s recent patriotic Blank Panther redesign by Francesco Francavilla, the gang at the Sequential Art Department of the Savannah College of Art & Design’s Atlanta campus have taken on some of their favorite heroes (and villains!) for a red, white, and blue makeover! – Chris A.
Falynn Koch’s American Lantern
Robin Holstein‘s American Goblin
You can see more of their star-spangled takes on super-heroes at the Temple of Cartoon Mojo.
Note: P:R Reader and artist Karl Savage sent in this inspired mashup of PIXAR’s Incredibles with DC’s Justice League of America. Look at the bottom of the post for a surprise guest! – Chris A.
Karl described the origins of this mash-up, saying:
Doing a sketch a day, I was just supposed to be drawing the Justice League of America. But after I drew Freakazoid! two weeks ago in that Incredibles costume, I decided I would do this ‘What If…’
What if the JLA joined the Incredibles? Namely, what would it look like trying to wrangle all the JLAers into a specific uniform costume template, like the Incredibles or the Fantastic Four wear?
I tried to include aspects of their individual costumes that are integral to the characters. Batman still needs his cape, cowl and belt. Green Lantern’s ring can only create a black, green and white uniform for the wearer. Plastic Man also has color restrictions. Martian Manhunter doesn’t need a mask because he’s a big green Martian, Wonder Woman needs her bracelets and tiara, etc.
It was a great deal of fun.
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Note: Michelle Sciuto sent in these Victorian Birds of Prey redesigns to compliment her earlier Batgirl set. Super cool! – Dean Trippe
Note: Check out these awesome Victorian-themed redesigns of Batman and Superman from our pal Matthew Humphreys! I especially dig this Batman’s grapple gun! I wish DC would bring back Elsewords. – Dean Trippe
Note: Over at Superhero Cocoa, our own contributor (and recent birthday boy!) Joel Priddy contributed this Holmsified version of the Scarlet Witch, and her faithful companion and ally, Doctor Vision. Enjoy! – Dean Trippe
via Superhero Cocoa