Friday, June 10, 2011

SHAZAM

In lieu of a sketch today, I've got some designs I was thinking on. Last night after some talk on twitter about which of the Comic Twart guys could/should work on certain books in the big DC relaunch, I scrawled some quick design ideas on my desk for a relaunched Shazam book. Below is a Billy Batson I drew up last night, while above are the revised designs I drew this morning.I tried to keep most of the changes pretty subtle as I don't think there's a whole lot to "fix" on the costume designs. "Mighty Adam" is only seen from the shoulders up because I think he's already got one of the greatest costume designs in comics and would not change a thing. I've got a lot of story ideas to back up the design choices I made here, but I won't unload 'em on you all here. The title is a good example of the kind of thing that sounds great when you're falling asleep. Needless to say, this kind of thing is a lot of fun for me and I hope I get a chance to do this book at some point.

7 comments:

Thomas Perkins said...

EXCELLENT! I would be an avid reader of this book! Great stuffs as always, man.

Matt said...

If you were in charge of the DC reboot, I might be persuaded to buy some of those comics.

Mark Lewis said...

Fun ideas here! Excellent work, as always. You're making minor tweaks, instead of throwing the baby out with the bathwater. I could totally get behind a rebooted Marvels book that took this approach.

Brian said...

I would love to see your reboot Captain Marvel.

I like that JR looks like he has a bit of Elvis in him, considering that there are stores that the famous rocker was inspired in his look by the character.

When they revamp the DC universe again in 5-10 years I hope you are part of the process.

Love your stuff. Keep up the good work.

joe bloke said...

I'd buy it.

steve weigl said...

I am not a Captain Marvel fan, but I love the way you draw the character so much I would gladly pay for the privilege of reading your version. I wish there was a petition or something I could sign to get you on board, Your Captain Marvel is the best!

joe bloke said...

I can't believe that both Captain Marvel AND The Justice Society get shafted in the big DC relaunch, and yet, somehow, Firestorm and Captain Atom get their own titles. . .

it's a madhouse, I tell you! a madhouse!