Note: There’s more than just the Top 3 in P:R’s Storm: All-Weather Wear redesign contest. Today we release the rest of the Top 20 entries, our Runners Up. It’s interesting to take note in all the diversity the re-occurring elements that pop up and the wrangling some artists do to incorporate a lightning bolt as symbology for the character. An earlier version of this post included an entry by Daniel Agbodjo, but it has since been removed for uncredited swiping from another artist. – Chris A.
73.5 out of 100
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Note: Although she wasn’t the first hero to go by the name Starfire, this long-time Teen Titan defined won out and made it her own. Originally created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, this alien princess has received a much-needed wardrobe upgrade courtesy of frequently featured P:R artist here, Erica Henderson. Seemingly inspired equally by Perez’ comics interpretation and Starfire’s appearance in the stellar Teen Titans animated series, Henderson gives her a hairband for that tousled and rebellious hair, along with a wardrobe that’s revealing without being one-dimensional sex object. I’d love to see Kori take this outfit to heart and show what she can really do in comics. – Chris A.
Note: The following are the winners and runners up of our Fantastic Four: Fashion Forward contest! Thanks so much to everyone who participated, from our long-time artists to the new ones. . The panel of judges included our regular P:R Contributors, top comics creator Stuart Immonen as well as Brett White, CBR columnist and one-half of the Matt & Brett Love Comics podcast. Congrats to the winners and runner-ups, and be sure to check back Friday for the cavalcade of honorable mentions! – Chris A.
First Place Winner: Alejandro Bruzzese!
Score: 83 out of 100
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Note: P:R Contributor Jon Morris has been on a tear with his series of re-creation blogs, and he just started a new one with The Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe – Reduxe Edition. Over there, the always-phenomenal Erica Henderson contributed a great new interpretation of Marvel’s manly prince of power, Hercules. Taking inspiration not only from Marvel but the character’s mythological origins, Henderson’s given this salty dog new life — and even made him a bit older! – Chris A.
Note: Storm is arguably one of the stylish heroes in the superhero biz judging by the number of wardrobe changes she’s gone through over the years. And artist Erica Henderson returns to P:R with a design harkening back to Ororo’s roots, specifically to the Dinka people of Africa says the artist. She’s really showing off her goddess roots, and the hair is great! – Chris A.
Note: Before Selina Kyle wore a cat suit, she wore her feline fandom in a different way… and artist Erica Henderson is revisiting those times in this updated look at Catwoman’s first costume. – Chris A.
Note: Maybe it’s because a new X-Men movie is in theatres, or maybe it’s because some are so direly in need, but Project: Rooftop has received a swamp of mutant entries in the past few weeks. At the top of the heap we have Erica Henderson‘s Dazzler redesign. Allison Blaire never had it so good. – Chris A.
Erica has this to say about the design:
These are Dazzler costume designs based on an idea a friend and I had about her being more of a Lady Gaga type fashion/pop icon. We imagine she exists in more of a Katy Keene sort of book that trends pink. She’s not a superhero, just a superstar with superpowers and each issue features a new and exciting outfit, and possibly heartbreak! Dum Dum DUM!