Note: This isn’t an official design, but it should be. P:R Regular (and upcoming artist on X-Men) Kris Anka is still finding time to do redesigns on the side, this time with a bit of casting with an all-female team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. From left to right you have Maria Hill, Agent 13, Bobbi Morse (Mockingbird), Black Widow, Spider Woman, Daisy Johnson, Victoria Hand and Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine. Only thing missing in my book is Melinda May from ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! I really enjoy how Anka’s integrated the superhero members of the team’s costumes to work with the standard S.H.I.E.L.D. togs, and would love to see these individually in full turnaround. – Chris A.
Note: Kris Anka dreams up a Captain America animated series. ‘Nuff said. – Chris A.
Here’s what Kris Anka had to say about his designs:
So the basic premise I had when I approached this, was an attempt to create a “Bruce Timm” like show for the Marvel Franchise; and the Captain America/S.H.I.E.L.D. side of Marvel has always been the most appealing to me so it was an obvious place for me to start.
I didn’t want to make this just another superhero project, so I intended to make it in the 50s/60s Steranko S.H.I.E.L.D. super spy vibe. I wasn’t able to get anything finished for this, but i wanted Steve to be a sort of James Bond. Often going to high end parties for supervillians dressed in a tux, having a lot of gadgets, flying cars, the whole deal. Sadly, I never got around to making any of this happen. Maybe one day.
My approach towards Cap was to combine the classic costume with elements from the film costume. I feel the chainmail look doesn’t translate well into the simplicity required for animation. It either comes off empty, or cluttered. There are a lot of parts I love about the film costumes. One thing I had to keep were the wings on the cowl. Besides being an incredibly iconic element to his look, but it helps make his silhouette unique and definitive.