Finishing up the Avengers submissions with some really interesting teams.
"Avengers women. I know I'm barely making this, I didn't think I would be able to and then I had a few extra hours. and I had an idea I like. even though I wish I could have put more time into it. I tried to do a kinda of traditional look for them. Scarlet witch, is emerald and has more of an Celtic feel. I used red for she-hulk. I used Yoruba all white dress for photon. I tried to get more of a warrior look for war bird who often feels more like that then like a military brat. and I used a very sparse spy game look for black widow. thanks again for the opportunity to be seen."
"Left to right: Hulk is working for a division of SHIELD that goes after 1950's Marvel Monsters ala Hellboy. Cap is just a plain old redesign with chest armor and his GI belt, Thor is redesigned to reflect the Norse heritage a bit more than his comics do. Black Widow is a 60's go-go style gal, and big old clunky Iron Man is based off his original look."
"The Team - Choosing only five team members from their expansive roster was a daunting task, but I decided early on that I wasn't going to pick any of the Avengers who appeared in the film. I wanted to include some founding members, which left only Ant Man and Wasp. From there I worried less about power sets and tried to pick a team that I would have fun writing myself. These aren't necessarily my favorite Avengers, just ones who I thought could use a new design and whose relationships would provide drama. Hank Pym and Machine Man's competing egos would be fun. Two of Pym's exes are on the team and I'd eventually throw Jocasta into the mix, creating the Marvel universe's most awkward love pentagon. Come to think of it, I think all the Avengers has hooked up with everyone else at some point or another.
"Ant Man - Founding Avenger. Innovator in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence. Genius geneticist. Superhero. Wife Beater. Hank Pym will never get respect. Fun costume to redesign, especially coming up with abstract shapes that suggested insects.
"Wasp - I don't think you can have Ant Man without Wasp. Comics are basically super powered soap operas, why not embrace that? I always thought it made sense for Wasp to have a helmet, especially considering how often she was defeated in early Avengers comics by falling debris.
"Machine Man - Super-intelligent, humanoid android. World's greatest Swiss army knife. Companion of Celestials. Alcoholic chauvinist. Aaron Stack is more man than machine. I love both the somber Earth X incarnation and the wacky Nextwave version. This is something of a transitional phase, more similar to his earlier appearance.
"Tigra - Not really a big fan furry titillation, but she could be a good character if she was treated less like a swimsuit model and more like a mixed martial arts fighter.
"Speed - Originally I was going to include Quicksilver, but I thought the team needed some young blood. The red diamond on his chest is a reference to the fact that the original Vision is sort of his father in a convoluted way. That would be an interesting dynamic to explore.
"I had a hard time making a decision about which Avengers to include with only five slots to fill and so many options. I ended up with Captain America (Bucky Barnes), Wasp, Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, and Doctor Strange; I chose them based on the wide range of abilities and personalities, I thought it would make for a good story or two with this team dynamic. I had a blast drawing them and am inspired to draw some more Avengers redesigns.
"My line up are the 5 most popular Avengers from the movie at least. From left: Hulk, Thor, Cap, Iron Man, Black Widow. I try not to be too ambitious with my redesign. Accept for Hulk and Cap. Great fan of the new Hulk take on from Marc Silvestri. Just for me if hulk is long
haired he should be rasta. From 5 avengers i picked i think Cap is the most flexible to redesign. Try to give a more natural and classic look to it. So i came out with the idea of air force uniform for Cap. As for Thor, the Dragon Ball influence was there. Iron Man is classic
enough so no major tweak just make the suit more human this time. Lastly for Black widow i played more with the red black widow symbol and there's a 60's look at the fish net sleeves.
[Update - 5/29]
Omar sent this in with my approval, but I didn't get this off to Mitch. My bad. Because of that, Omar's piece is eligible, it was in with approval, but I dropped the ball. This makes it different than the Extra Avengers! post, which consists of additional submissions and late pieces that did not get the approval of eligibility for the contest through administrator approval. - AG
|Omar I. Landeros|
"James 'Bucky' Barnes has been fighting since World War II. He was drafted as the leader of this motley crew due to his phenomenal knowledge in all forms of combat, vast experience in the black ops field and the leadership capabilities gained in his stint as Captain America. He is an excellent strategist and excels and an inspiring leader. His weapons of choice here are twin custom Desert Eagles and anything else he can get his hands on. i wanted his suit to remind me of his Captain America connection but in a much more muted scheme. A cool feature is that his turtleneck unrolls into a ski mask.
"AGENT MOONDRAGON - Specialties: Telepath, Communications, Long Range Support, Psionics
"Our second in command, Heather Douglas, is arguably the most powerful telepath in the planet. She does not possess any superpowers, yet martial arts and other forms of training have honed her body and mind to the pinnacle of human perfection. Able to perform any feat she can put her mind to, the things she can achieve are only limited by her own hubris. Except for the slight heel in her boots, Moon Dragon's suit is now more about combat readiness than vanity. Armor instead of her string bikini and military shades of her usual greens. Her strength of mind make her a an excellent marksman, she's outfitted with a long-range sniper rifle and a Beretta sidearm.
"AGENT VENOM - Specialties: Close Quarter Combat, Heavy Artillery, Demolition
"Flash Thompson’s military career is nothing short of heroic. His combat expertise, and vast experience in the field, makes him our best choice for the muscle of our team fast, hard and loud are his M.O. More importantly he has developed a better understanding of the Venom symbiote making him that much more dangerous in combat and accounts for the size increase. Due to the nature of the symbiote, Venom has the most unique uniform. Asides from the dual glocks and the "Rambo" knife, he carries a lot of explosives so I was going to make his colors more on the hot side, but when I saw how the different blues and purples played together I was sold.
"AGENT ECHO - Specialties: Stealth, Master of Disguise, Espionage & Infiltration
"Maya Lopez was our first choice for our greaseman, stealth, and all around chameleon. Although Echo was chosen in part for her extraordinary acrobatic abilities, and her almost limitless skill with any weapon, her most important asset, is her uncanny ability to mimic any movement, posture or gait down to the smallest twitch of a muscle; making her an unparalleled master of disguise. Echo is equipped with twin Ninjato, a tomahawk and a Walther PPK with a silencer, a la 007. Her suit is mainly dark blacks and reds for stealth, and green accents in connection to her Ronin persona. Tabi boots for extra grip and silence, and no mask. If you see her face is because she meant for you to, or because you're already dead.
"AGENT FIREANT - Specialties: Hacker, Technology, Weaponry, Reconnaissance, Transport
"Being one of the eight most intelligent people in the Marvel Universe, Amadeus Cho is our resident expert in anything mechanical or technological. His new found love and skill with specialized weaponry is no exception. His suit is various shades of red, mostly copper. His recent acquisition and modification of the Antman tech has given him an extra edge using insects and nanobots as remote rangers. Cho does not go out on the field much but he is no slouch when it comes down to it. After having to give back Hercules’ mace, Cho now wields one of his own making, which grants him a limited force field, enhances his strength, can emit EMP’s, and electrocute on impact. Cho prides himself in being prepared for anything and is known to carry different gizmo's with him at all time one never knows what he's gonna come up with next. He never does either."
What do you all think? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out the rest of the Avengers redesigns we've recieved!