Judging this competition was Alex from the Superhero of the Month staff, and special guest judge Shelby Peterson, editor and designer for (the fantastic!) website Retcon Punch! Below are our thoughts on the Top Six. Enjoy!
|Josh Montreuil - 17/20|
Shelby (10): This was definitely my favorite submission. It's functional and believable (assuming Daredevil is a real person), and it calls back to his roots with the boxing gear in a way I really like. Plus, it just looks good!
Check out the full article for the rest of the Top Six!
|Yifan Jiang - 16/20|
Alex (9): This is more of what I'd imagine as an ongoing redesign. The only thing that cost a point here was that stark red chest. I really enjoy the bright red here, but the black is so nicely broken up elsewhere that there in the middle is just stands out so much, drawing the eye away from the other, more intricate details. A little separation, and this is a solid 10.
|David Karrow - 16/20|
Shelby (7): I love the covered eyes on this one. What's more intimidating than someone who can kick your butt and totally out-acrobat you with a blind-fold on?
|Craig Payne - 16/20|
Alex (8): The yellow actually really works for me. They look armored, so I can buy the glove length. I also think they'd work in the same way as Batman's oval chest symbol; they're so bright in comparison to the rest of the suit, that they'd draw your attention to them rather than the super dark bodysuit in an ill-lit fight.
|Dimitrios Kasdaglis - 15/20|
Shelby (6): I really don't like the helmet on this one; it looks too much like virtual reality headgear from a 90s movie about the future.
|Thomas Branch - 15/20|
Alex (7): The sash kind of kills it for me. It just seems non-functional unlike, say, Batman's cape. Also, with the placement of that logo, it falls right over the lower half. I do really like the bandaged arms, though, I think that's a very cool look for the character.
There we have it! Thanks to everyone who participated in this month's contest! As you can see, we had six contestants separated by only a maximum of a couple of points, so this was another really close contest.
Stay tuned for our Savage Dragon contest. Check out the Calendar for details on our upcoming contests, including Raven in October, and our first-ever Superhero Redux in November!