Note: Is it Teen Titans alumni week at P:R? Not quite (although that’s a good idea for later… hmm) but we can’t go without showing this great Nightwing redesign by Eric Guzman. This design takes the Stelfreeze classic and modernizes it. The logo emblem is matured with spectacular results, the populer segemented armor approach used all over DC’s “New 52″ is used with much better results. – Chris A.
Note: Seeing this rejected Cyborg design by WB Animation vet Phil Bourassa makes me think about what could’ve been for DC’s tech titan. Originally conceived with a garish metallic halter top and stockings in the 80s, it wasn’t until Teen Titans Go! that Vic began to get some good duds. This design by Bourassa continues that, giving him a sleeker body with a most bulky exo-skeleton. – Chris A.
Note: Wonder Woman is descended from gods, and it looks like she has a almost religious following from the artists who submitted to our Fan-Art Friday. We received over 120 entries into this Fan-Art Friday, including comic professionals, previous P:R contest winners and a host of super-talented newcomers. Look below, and tell us which ones are your favorite and why! – Chris A.
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Note: Can I borrow someone’s time machine and make this the Darkseid design that DC kicked off the “New 52″ and the new Justice League with? Kris Anka does it again. – Chris A.
Note: Superman may have the most powers and Batman may have the most resourcefulness, but I’ve always considered Wonder Woman to be the definite best when it comes to strategy and combat. Artist Colin Alexander‘s design here plays up on that by delivering a more militaristic Diana Prince from her tiara to her vestments, and even giving her a more straight-edge hairstyle. – Chris A.
Note: The P:R staff have long held admiration for DC’s Stephanie Brown, and Texas artist Thomas Branch has seized upon that to get on the site with this excellent tune-up for Steph in her guise as Robin. He’s showing Brown as well-equipped for the Bat-family’s war on crime, confident and ready for battle. – Chris A.
Here’s what Branch had to say about the design:
Stephanie Brown as Robin. Its a redesign of a slightly older Steph, seasoned by the years being Robin. No longer the bundle of energy and youthful excitement of starting out and not knowing what to expect, Steph is now calculating, confident, efficient, more agile and an even better fighter. Grayson continues to mentor her in the ideals of the Bat and the balance of being your own person in that shadow of Bruce’s.
Note: CBR’s Robot 6 blog asked me for my opinion on the six best super-hero redesigns of all time, and after much deliberation I settled on six. Read it over at Robot 6! – Chris Arrant
Note: Showing that fashion isn’t just limited to their working clothes, Kevin Wada returns to P:R to show off renditions of Marvel’s new X-Men team. The X-Men never looked this good. My question– where can I get Kitty Pryde’s shirt for my wife? – Chris A.
Kevin Wada on his illustration:
When the new X-men lineup was announced I, of course, thought it was amazing and refreshing and about damn time. It wasn’t until a friend of mine brought the new team up again that the idea for another X-fashion developed. It really was a “duh” moment for me – they’re ripe for a fashion piece, and not just because they’re women but because they are some of THE biggest female names of the X-men. So I went for it. Wanted something a little more dynamic than X-fashions of the past. My main thought going in was more pants, less dresses and frippery. Of course there’s still bling and heels – you can’t take away all the fun – but I wanted fashion that was a bit more street, more real, a little more badass.
Rachel is grunge. Love her jacket, not so happy with her shirt.
Psylocke is NYC fashionista tomboy. Dip dyed hair (so trendy) and a butterfly print blouse.
I’m really happy with Kitty’s dragon t-shirt and bad ass heels. Had to get a shoe in there somewhere, people.
Storm is my 80s executive realness. Her earring is fashioned after the one Willi Ninja bought (he has the receipt) in Paris is Burning.
My southern belle is in a loud print and hose – she’s the only one in a dress. I wanted her in printed leggings but she was already such a patterned mess I decided against it.
And Jubes is just all over the place. Bikini and hot pants and a bedazzled jacket.
Note: Ladies and gentlemen, please direct your eyeballs to this stellar new DC Comics cover image by Rooftop Regular Annie Wu, featuring a brand-spanking new Batgirl Beyond, she designed. Congrats to Annie on bringing her A-game, mega shway, superhero redesign skills to Neo-Gotham! – Dean Trippe
Note: Today’s the day – the deadline for our Fan-Art Friday: Wonder Woman is today at 1pm Eastern time. Full details can be found on the original post, and we plan to showcase all the entries next Friday! Here’s an old favorite — Daniel Irizarri‘s Wonder Woman for a full-scale JLA redesign he did for P:R. – Chris A.