SOD.115 – Cap

ETA: All right, for all you haters out there, here's the same image with those idiotic wings:

23 Responses to SOD.115 – Cap

  1. Avatar GreenBat says:

    What, no head wings?

  2. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    No, I always liked Bryan Hitch’s “Ultimates” version without them. I’ve long considered those wings one of the most ridiculous uniform elements around.

  3. Avatar Carrigan says:

    Nice up close sketch. Reminds me a bit of Wilson from Home improvement.

  4. Avatar Danny Beaty says:

    Great detail on the eyes, but I think his eyes look too evil. Also, the gaps on the sides of his head are not appealing.

  5. Avatar redvector says:

    I was never a fan of the wings on his mask either. Hopefully in the movie Cap will be wingless as well.

  6. Avatar MartianBlue says:

    I have to disagree with you both. Cap is not Cap without the wings. Taking his wings, is like taking his shield, it just doesn’t work.

  7. Avatar Danny Beaty says:

    I always felt that the wings on Caps headgear represented freedom. Keep the wings. If they’re good enough for Jack “King” Kirby they should be good enough for everyone.

  8. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    By that logic, no Marvel character would have changed in design since 1960 🙂

  9. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Note I went ahead and added an alternate version with the wings. Lamest. Headgear. Ever.

  10. Avatar MartianBlue says:

    haha, your a funny guy Jeff. I mean that in the comedic sense of course. 🙂 Like I said I like Cappy’s wings, but to each his own. I take it you could do without the Flash’s earbolts aswell? Actually I wonder how he would look without them?

  11. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    I actually LOVE Flash’s earbolts, I think they complement the entire look perfectly. Plus they look cool all streaky as he zooms by.

    Cap’s wings, though, are completely random. What part of that outfit other than those tiny, pathetic little winglets says “bird”. I suppose at some level it’s a bald eagle reference, but that’s an awfully big stretch. And I keep imagining them flapping around limply in battle. How do they even stay attached given how active he is?

    Honestly, come on, I know people are used to them by now and they’ve become iconic, but setting aside the comfort factor, they’re really, really lame.

  12. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Although I hasten to add that you are absolutely correct, MartianBlue, to each their own — it’s totally fine for you to like them and for me not to, that’s what makes this world a fun place.

    I mean, yeah, you’re wrong and all, but still. Ha ha!

  13. Avatar remy says:

    I remember that the wings symbolized Hermes, as in Cap would always be quick to the rescue

  14. Avatar MartianBlue says:

    haha. Funny. Your in the wrong line of work.:) It’s a little known fact, Cappy has a metal plate in his head, and the wings are magnetized, hence the inability of losing them, sheesh Jeff, you should know that :D. I have to agree that diversity is what makes this world great. You take people like me, as great as I am, It just couldn’t be so, without people like you. (This is where you insert the witty comment about me being right, because your making the program so I can bring my creations to life, by mixing and matching your HM items) I kid, I kid.
    New topic, I’m actually curious as to see you create an original hero portrait. Some of your earlier redesigns have been pretty good.

  15. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    What, do you mean an original never-before-published-anywhere character I made up, or an original redesign of an existing character?

  16. Avatar Joshua says:

    Ultimate Captain America > 616 Captain America.

  17. Avatar Danny Beaty says:

    I’m a hater because I like the wings?

  18. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    No, you’re a hater because you hate the not-wings Cap. You’re a lover because you love wings-Cap though, so it all evens out.

  19. Avatar MartianBlue says:

    I was referring to a 100% original never-before-published anywhere character of your very own. A costumed hero, such as cappy, spider-man, flash, etc. Maybe a supervillian, maybe not, with a small description of his abilities and how he got his powers? I’m just curious as to what you would come up with.

  20. Avatar Legatus says:

    Hey MB, Jeff gave us Icelandosaurus.

  21. Avatar MartianBlue says:

    True, true. And as cool as it was, I was hoping to see a costumed hero.

  22. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Yah, I read ya MB. We’ll see, I am working on the one for today still.

  23. Avatar MartianBlue says: