In the break between War Machine submissions and the announcement of the winner, Superhero of the Month is back with a new edition of Redesigned!
It was by happy coincidence that I came across the work of Paul Bonzulac. Here, he's sent us his thoughts on his Superman and Fantastic Four redesigns:
|The Man of Steel|
"Here I tried to keep everything that makes Superman Superman, but get rid of the dumb stuff: the spit-curl from 1939, the underwear-on-the-outside. I linked the S and the mantle, and made the S, the belt and the crests of the boots gold. I see this as looking sort of like a regal riding outfit from another planet. It's actually embarrassing how carefully I considered every change I made, but here it is: my definitive vision of Superman for the 21st century. You're welcome."
Paul's Fantastic Four and more after the jump!
Next up, the Fantastic Four! The group shot can be seen at Paul's DevianArt page, but they debut here for the first time in their individual glory! Paul's thoughts follow the whole set:
|The Invisible Woman|
|The Human Torch|
|The Amazing Spider-Man|
"If you follow the Fantastic Four you may know that the Human Torch was killed off recently (spoiler!) and the Fantastic Four became the Future Foundation, replacing their lost member with Spider-Man and donning new and different costumes. And since you follow superhero comics you definitely know that the Human Torch won't stay dead forever. He'll come back, the new FF will become the old FF and they'll probably return to some version of their original blue and black outfits.
"I figured I'd take a stab at designing a sleek, modern version of that old costume and I started with a version for the soon-to-be undeceased. Rather than design a version for Reed as well I decided to adapt it for Spider-Man just because I found it a more interesting challenge. I don't think these designs are as sharp as Marko Djurdjevic's Future Foundation supersuits, which I love, but I do think it's a nice shiny modern spin on the old (and inevitable) Kirby costumes."
You'll recall that our first contest here at Superhero of the Month was to redesign Robin. Fairly recently it was announced that the Tim Drake version of the Boy Wonder will appear in Batman: Arkham City; courtesy of IGN, you can see him here!
Richard J.P. Le Guen has been submitting to our monthly contests regularly, and a little while ago sent in some pieces for a Redesigned feature. Here is the Harley Quinn he passed on.
"This was a submission I considered making for the Harley Quinn contest back in February, but I felt like it was a little too stripper-tacular and went with a different design."
Considering Harley's upcoming makeover, Richard's design looks practically tame.
Warren Newsom has been contributing to SHotM since the beginning; he's contributed to every contest thus far! The upcoming Wonder Woman contest is no exception, and for it, Warren sent in two redesigns. Since only one is eligible for this month's contest, Warren agreed to let me post the other in a redesigned feature:
Finally, something that's not really a redesign, but I stumbled across it and loved it. Enjoy this beautiful illustration of Supergirl by none other than Bruce Timm!