Remake/ Remodel: Spectreman

Remake/ Remodel: Spectreman

Warren Ellis says:So here’s the deal:           Revamp THAT for the 21st   Century. You have one   week. Heh. Haha. Hahahahahaha. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAcoughAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Me: Spectreman is the very first superhero I got to meet, perhaps with Gredinzer. I’m an old fan.    

REMAKE/REMODEL — the SUB-MARINER

REMAKE/REMODEL — the SUB-MARINER

Si Spurrier says: THE SUB-MARINER We’re going to do something a bit different here. Rather than taking an idea or golden-age character and reinventing them as a Modern! Day! Super! Hero!, we’re going to take an ages-old superhero, throw away 90% of the background, and get Conceptual. This is important, pay attention: You will not(…)

REMAKE/REMODEL — JUDGE DREDD

REMAKE/REMODEL — JUDGE DREDD

Si Spurrier, new master at Whitechapel, says:THE RULES:  INSTRUCTIONS: JUDGE DREDD All righty then. Doesn’t come much better than this. We’ve had our clowns, we’ve had our jungle-protecting sorcerers, we’ve had our gun-wielding primates. I think we can all agree it’s about time we sunk our teeth into some good old fashioned head-breaking uberviolent zero-tolerance(…)

REmake/REmodel: Saturday Morning Eighties Cartoons

REmake/REmodel: Saturday Morning Eighties Cartoons

Si Spurrier says: SAVE US, 80’s CARTOONS, YOU’RE OUR ONLY HOPE It has been noted that today’s world has taken a peculiar lurch toward 80sdom. Uberconservatism in politics, racism in the news, trouble in the Falklands, riots on the streets, assaults upon the welfare state, godawful haircuts, an overzealous deployment of secondary colours in fashion,(…)

Superheroes: X-Men

Superheroes: X-Men

Superheroes: Batman

Superheroes: Batman

Ok, this one happens to be my favorite character: Batman, created in 1939. The appeal, to me, was that he’s…only human in a world of superhumans, but is called, by Superman, no less, “the most dangerous human of all”. During all these years, he has been declined in a gargantuan number of versions. Below, you’ll find a few of mine,(…)

Superheroes: Spider-Man

Superheroes: Spider-Man

The following gallery is to show the variations between the classic character and the remake-remodel thread.                  The gloomy colours add really to what is essential in a superhero. In the classic literature- Latin, Greek and European Renaissance, a hero was defined by his weakness to what overwelmed him:(…)

Webcomics: Mister E

Webcomics: Mister E

Warren Ellis says: “From 1941, when the drugs were apparently very good: Mr. E appealed for guidance and assistance to a statue of a ancient tribal god named King Kolah which he housed in a subterranean temple beneath his home. Kolah presented Mr. E with visions that led him to criminals. The idol also gave Mr. E(…)

Webcomics: Kardak the Mystic

Webcomics: Kardak the Mystic

Warren Ellis says: “from 1939, probably the 100th Mandrake knock-off in comics. I use this one   because I found his list of villains utterly surreal, worthy of Steve Aylett at times: John Cardy also known as Kardak the Mystic traveled the world   fighting crime using his magic powers. He fought villains such as the Mocha(…)

Webcomics: Gerry Carlysle

Webcomics: Gerry Carlysle

Warren Ellis says: “From Jess Nevins, another very short one that should be fun. It’s not   immediately clear, so let me state up front: Gerry Carlyle is a   woman. Carlyle, Gerry. Gerry Carlyle was created by Arthur K. Barnes and appeared in a series of stories in Thrilling Wonder Stories from   1937-1946, several of which(…)

Webcomics: Captain Future

Webcomics: Captain Future

Warren Ellis says: “Now, this is the Nedor comics character from 1940, not the famous pulp sf   character. There are one or two pictures of this guy online, but I choose not to   show them to you. Instead, revel in the description: Scientist Andrew Bryant was experimenting with gamma and infrared   rays and discovered that,(…)

Webcomics: Spider Queen

Webcomics: Spider Queen

Warren Ellis says: “Briefest character description ever, from a wiki squib on this public domain   comics character from 1941: Sharon Kane is the sworn enemy of all criminals. Her specially   designed bracelets eject spider webbing. Her boyfriend is a detective named Mike   O’Bell. And, a relative rarity for R/R these days, an   image: On the(…)

Digital colours: Doomsday and Superman

Digital colours: Doomsday and Superman

The following piece is to show the evolution from B&W to digital colours. The Black and White art was made on a 8 1/2 X 11 card, with only a 0.005 micron. The colors on photoshop (step 2) was used just to give mood and shades: Blues and  Greys tints give a sad, dark and(…)

Webcomics: Bagarre

Webcomics: Bagarre

         

Webcomics: Flamingo and Skywolf

Webcomics: Flamingo and Skywolf

Ok, this one is really insane: From Contact Comics in 1944: Warren Ellis says: “Colonel Moore Williams knows the enemy is easily terrified by the   strange and unknown, so he becomes the superhero known as the Flamingo! He has   no powers and is only armed with his intellect, his physical strength, his   service revolver, and(…)

Webcomics: Jenny Greenteeth

Webcomics: Jenny Greenteeth

Si Spurrier says: It’s not all euphemistic smut-adventurers and bee-fancying spandexers on Whitechapel, oh no. You’ll recall I launched my stewardship here with a chance to reinvent the Egyptian War-Goddess Sekhmet – as a pissheaded psychopath, naturally – and verily It Was Good. So. Let’s try some more of that sort of thing. ”Jenny Greenteeth(…)

Webcomics: The Ghost Exterminator

Webcomics: The Ghost Exterminator

A long time ago, Warren Ellis posted a remake/remodel thread on a Ghost Exterminator: The theme said: “The Ghost Exterminator was created   by Gelett Burgess and appeared in Cosmopolitan and possibly a few other   magazines from 1904 through 1906. The Exterminator is Hoku   Tamanochi, a Japanese San Franciscan who uses an ancient Japanese   formula and(…)