Congratulations to Robert Schilling, winner of January's Gorilla Grodd contest! This was literally a hair-splitting decision. For the first time, we had a First Place tie. Both pieces were utterly fantastic, and it was hard to make a decision, but ultimately we felt that, since the challenge was to redesign Grodd for the New 52, Robert's piece fit better with the tone the DC relaunch has taken.
Your judges this month were, of course, your Superhero of the Month staff, and our special guest judge, @GorillaGrodd!
|Robert Schilling - 26/30|
Mitch: This Grodd would fit perfectly in the new 52. Circutry, bits of tech, slightly menacing... Just add a collar and he'd get a book. But seriously, Grodd is supposed to be menacing and scary and this is
clearly terrifying. I think my favourite bits are the tiny eye-like pink things.
Gorilla Grodd: In my humble opinion, this redesign is the clear winner of this competition. Mr. Schilling's vision of me is both beautiful and elegant in its simplicity. His idea to have me hacking my own body and melding it with DIY constructed technology to enhance both my telepathy and fighting ability is really quite brilliant. I absolutely love the purple that he has incorporated into the technological accessories he has adorned me with, and his mind control head gear might be my favorite depiction of my telepathy headpieces to date.
While I do resent Mr. Schilling's claim that he wanted to show me in "a very human posture and expression", I must confess that this redesign is just stunning and practically perfect in every way. I think that this would be an excellent look for me in the New 52 of DC Comics. Congratulations, Mr. Schilling...you are one of the few humans who I do not hate with the passion of a thousand burning suns.
See the runners up in the full post!