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CDC #372 – Team Building – Part 12

The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of one of the team members and you will use HM3 to create the character. The winner each week will win a version of their character created on HM by yours truly

Your challenge this week is to design and name an important and influential member of the villain squad. Her name is Janine, and she is 16 years old. She is the twin sister of Jason Chapman aka Uriah. Separated from her brother by the foster care system, neither has any knowledge of the other. Only Dr. Epoch is aware of the truth; a truth that will one day make one of them switch their alliance in a violent rampage. Janine carries a similar trait to Jason ie: morphing, but whereas Jason morphs into a single entity, Janine has the ability to morph into any animal at will. Your entry must show Janine in both her un-morphed, as well as one of her morphed personas.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter as often as you like!

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close at 9am Eastern on Sunday, July 22nd.

CDC #371 – Team Building – Part 11 – Results

Great job this week folks. So here we go...

Runner up this week goes to Calvary Red. The character description is excellent, and Jason's morphing ability is well explained amd outlined.

And the win goes to...

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CDC #370 – Team Building – Part 10 – Prize for Kellkin

Kellkin's version...

My take...

Hope you like her and congrats again!

Caption Contest #122

Ok guys, it's time for another caption contest. This week I want you to come up with the best replacement dialogue for this panel:

Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (July 18th) and All Entries Must Be PG-13

The Road to Comic-Con: Part 3!

Welcome to Part 3! There’s lots to go over this time so let’s get right to it! As usual, this will be a pretty image-heavy post. We’ll start with updates on the last post and then get into some new stuff!

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CDC #371 – Team Building – Part 11

The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of one of the team members and you will use HM3 to create the character. The winner each week will win a version of their character created on HM by yours truly

Your challenge this week is to design the morphing member of the hero squad. His name is Jason Chapman and he is 16 years old. He grew up in a series of foster homes across Texas. When his morphing ability was discovered he was sold to a travelling carnival by money hungry foster parents. It was at the carnival that Ages approached a broken Jason, and offered to help him escape. Your challenge is also come up with a “hero” name for Jason and determine exactly what he morphs into. Is he like Beast Boy – morphing into animals at will? Or is he more like the Hulk? That is entirely up to you. Your entry must show Jason in both his morphed and un-morphed personas.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter as often as you like!

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close at 9am Eastern on Sunday, July 15th.

CDC #370 – Team Building – Part 10 – Resuilts

So there were only 5 entries this week, so I will forego the honourable mentions and runners up. Perhaps it is a summer vacation thing, or people are just losing interest, but this group of challenges will be coming to a natural conclusion in a few weeks time. It would be nice to go out with a bang rather than a fizzle, but that is up to you all. So now to the results...

Even though I am not doing the honourable mentions and runner's up, I would be remiss if I did not give a shout-out to Blunt Object for the absolutely beautiful character description that accompanied his entry. Seriously the best one I have ever read. Well done you!

And this week's winner is...drumroll please...

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R.I.P Steve Ditko

It has come to our attention that the legendary comic book artist Steve Ditko has passed away at age 90. Ditko is most famous for being the very first artist for Spider-Man, creating the iconic look that we all associate with everyone's favourite web-slinger, as well as a large portion of his most famous rogues during his 38 issue run at the beginning of the Spider-Man series. He had a hand in creating Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, Mysterio, Kraven, Sandman, The Lizard, Electro,Vulture, Chameleon, as well as J. Jonah Jameson, Aunt May, Gwen Stacy and Harry Osborn. And let us also not forget that he was the lead artist on the debut of another of Marvel's iconic pantheon, being Doctor Strange, and deserves special credit for his works on other legendary characters both in Marvel and DC. His resume includeds runs on Blue Beetle, The Question, The Creeper and Hawk and Dove for DC, whilst later runs with Marvel yeilded work on Namor, Machine Man, Iron Man, The Power Rangers (oddly enough) and The Hulk, as well as co-creating Squirrel Girl. A noted recluse, Ditko is not believed to have ever married nor to have any children.

Rest In Piece Mr. Ditko, your legacy will last for years to come.

Caption Contest #121 Result

Ok guys, last week I asked you to come up with the best possible replacement dialogue for this:

And here are your top 5:

Rekulhs Nathe: Oh No! My one weakness, Words!

Treasure Hunter: Beeyok? Captain America stared into space and wondered if he’d seen that onomatopoeia before.

G.W: I’m trying to stretch my arms out like Mister Fantastic, but somehow, it’s just not working.

G.W: That’s odd. I’m surrounded by Shrapnel, but almost none is hitting me, despite me spreading myself out. Maybe it’s this thing I’ve heard about called “plot armor.”

Can't Draw: That felt like more of a KABONG!

And your winner is... (Pause For Dramatic Effect)

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CDC #369 – Team Building – Part 9 – Prize for Xinmodic

Xinmodic's take on Veloz...

My take...

Hope you like it! Thanks for entering, and congrats again!