This month's contest was judged by Alex and Taylor of the Superhero of the Month staff, Andrew Asberry, comic reviewer for Batman-News.com, Craig Payne, winner of our Avengers Contest, and Ross Radke, winner of our Doctor Octopus contest, with commentary provided by Alex, Andrew, Craig and Ross.
|Joker Little's Nolanized Penguin - 42/50|
Andrew: Perfect really. It's a Penguin that's fresh and interesting and one that would fit within Nolan's more grounded interpretation of the Dark Knight legend. I like the white hair so much that I now think it should become a staple of the character. I hope that Mr. Little has this framed on a wall somewhere, it's really beautiful.
Craig: This was one of my favorite redesigns in the contest. Joker Little's artwork was fantastic on this piece. He has managed to capture the Penguin's exaggerated features while at the same time making it believable. The use of the simple leather jacket and white t-shirt works well and is a great visual nod to his traditional tuxedo, and the disfigured eye is a great substitute for the out of date monocle. The prison tattoos are a great addition and fits in really well with the character. A well deserved win.
Ross: First, this is an amazing piece of artwork. Since my familiarity with Penguin is mostly the creepy Burton version, I see where you tried to take this in the Nolan universe. The nose, hair and eye work. What doesn't work for me is the leather jacket, which reminds me more of a decrepit old Arthur Fonzarelli than an mobster or whatever Penguin is supposed to be. The tattoos seem sort of arbitrarily slapped on.
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