SuperVillain Showdown #14
So, Culve’s and I realized after the long delay on the Puzzler we’re both too crazy busy to do the redesigns every couple of weeks. Redesigning, while a tonne of fun, is also a lot of extra work. We talked about it and decided we’re going to keep doing a SuperVillain every couple of weeks, but the redesign is now optional. With that said, our next challenge (which will sprawl...
SuperVillain Showdown #13
Okay, this week is going to be a bit more abstract, so hold onto your hats. In 1967 during season 2 of the Adam West Batman TV series veteran actor Maurice Evans (best known as Doctor Zaius from Planet of the Apes) was called to fill the void left by Frank Gorshin (as Gorshin was in a contract dispute with the Producers). Evans character, the Puzzler, was designed to fit a script originally...
This week’s supervillain is the leader of the evil organization M.A.D. He went largely unseen except for his trademark gauntlet. His likeness was finally revealed when his action figure was released and it was frankly bullshit. Villains and villainettes, I give you: DOCTOR CLAW Note: Hey, Scott here, just wanted to second Dennis’ opinion of the Claw action figure — it was a...
SuperVillain Showdown #11
From Wikipedia: The first woman to become the Cheetah, in Wonder Woman #6 (October 1943), is Priscilla Rich, a 1940s-era blonde Washington, D.C. debutante of aristocratic upbringing who also has an overwhelming inferiority complex and suffers from a split personality. After being eclipsed by Wonder Woman at a charity event, Priscilla retreats to her room and collapses before her makeup mirror....
I had no inspiration, literally none, on this redesign. So, Terra-Man became Clint. Though, I kind of like the finished illustration. Terra Man by Scott Kowalchuk
Supervillain Showdown 10
From Wikipedia: Noted for using futuristic weapons modeled after those used in the American Old West, as well as riding a winged horse. It was revealed, in Superman #249, that Manning had in fact been born during the Old West era. After killing Toby’s father Jess, an alien took young Toby as his ward, raising him from childhood and teaching him the use of alien weapons, which he created in...
Hotdog, I’m happy with this one. Come one Grizzlor AND Adora! Two for the price of one! Grizzlor by Scott Kowalchuk
SuperVillain Showdown #9
Hot damn, I am excited for this one! Crummy description from Wikipedia (Sorry Grizzlor): A member of the Evil Horde, Grizzlor is a hairy man-beast creature from the wild. He has thick, brown fur and sharp claws, and he attacks his opponents with the power of brute strength. Most story media have portrayed him as a mindless brute with little intelligence. His animated counterpart looks...
Supervillian Showdown 8
We had so much fun with Bludd we decided to do another member of Cobra! Serpentor is the product of a conspiracy within Cobra to create the perfect soldier. A cabal of Cobra scientists led by Dr. Mindbender and Destro raided just about every tomb to contain history’s greatest warriors. They scrounged every scrap of DNA they could that would serve as the genetic blueprint of this super...
SuperVillain Showdown: Week #7
From Wikipedia: An Australian, he served in the Australian Special Air Service Regiment and French Foreign Legion before becoming a mercenary. He is wanted on almost every continent for numerous war crimes and even a few crimes against humanity. Bludd is easily identified by his eyepatch and Snidely Whiplash-style mustache. He was also something of a poet at heart, albeit a very bad one, and was...
I have always adored the Wrecking Crew (and their costume designs), so this redesign was a real treat! I tried to make PD a little more ‘construction crew’, rather than ‘dude in tights’. Piledriver by Scott Kowalchuk
Supervillain Showdown #5
From Wikipedia: An extraordinary genius, an expert historical scholar, a master physicist (specializing in time-travel), engineer, and technician. Courtesy of 40th century technology, he has mastered combat and tactics, and is thoroughly versed in the principles of time travel. He wears highly advanced battle armor that enhances his strength; is capable of energy, hologram and force-field...
SuperVillain Showdown: Week #4
Man, can you tell we’re really utilizing DC’s Who’s Who? Paraphrased from Who’s Who and dc.wikia.com: Brain Storm had created a special helmet that allowed him to absorb stellar energy, which he could use to create virtually anything with his imagination could conceive. This invention having warped his mind, Brain Storm witnessed his brother Fred’s apparent...
Supervillain Showdown Week #3
Paraphrased from Who’s Who and Wikipedia: Originally a stunningly beautiful woman who commanded a worldwide network of secret operatives, she was hideously disfigured during one of her many confrontations with Wonder Woman. She wears an armored suit that allowed her to physically fight Wonder Woman on near-equal terms. The suit enhanced her strength and endurance and also allowed her to...
SuperVillain Showdown: Week #2
This week Scott Kowalchuk picks: (paraphrased from batman.wikia.com) The Polka-Dot Man was a cunning criminal whose crimes revolved around the general theme of dots, as when he steals a black pearl from a foreign official who travels with a spotted leopard. Polka-Dot Man’s white costume is covered with multicolored polka dots, each of which, when torn from it’s place, instantly...