Character Contest 37: Femme Fatale

I'm happy to have a special Guest Judge for this week's contest, a man who knows a lot about the Golden Age we're using as a theme, "Boox909"!:

"GoldenAgeComics.co.uk is a popular site that offers over 2000+ public domain Golden Age Comics Books for free downloading. Founded in 2006, the site now serves nearly 10,000 registered members. Boox909, a member since November 2006, volunteers as a junior moderator for the site where he harnesses mad customer service skills. In the real world, he can generally be found coming up with ways to avoid completing his History disseration. He is currently engrossed in the FIFA World Cup, but wisely could not resist the opportunity to participate with HeroMachine."

Golden Age Comics is where I get all my Daily Random Panel fodder, and where I first heard of the great Bulletman, Bullegirl, and Bulletdog. For that, I am eternally grateful.

Boox909's expertise in that era is particularly important this week, as your character design challenge is to create a Golden Age Heroine! One of the great things about the Forties in comics history is the presence of some wonderful female adventurers, notably the aforementioned Bulletgirl, the Lady in Red, the Phantom Lady, and more. These women were strong, independent, tough-minded, brave crusaders for justice. In one of the ironies of history, out of them all the only one to survive to the modern era was the bondage-themed Wonder Woman. Take from that what you will.

The person who comes up with the best Golden Age Heroine character as judged by expert Boox909 will win his or her own custom item, or a portrait, to be included in the final HeroMachine 3 program! The contest will run for one week, with the winner and other Finalists to be announced on Monday. The rules are, as always:

  • No more than three (3) entries per person;
  • All entries to be submitted as comments (or all three in one comment) to this post;
  • Each entry must have a link to the character image on a publicly accessible web site (PhotoBucket, ImageShack, the UGO Forums, even Facebook if it's a publicly accessible photo);
  • Contest runs for one week.

Good luck everyone!

115 Responses to Character Contest 37: Femme Fatale

  1. So wait….do I have to create my own or do I have to do my own version on a pre exsisting gold age heroine?

  2. I think make your own.

  3. Boox here — I am looking forward to this! Sincere thanks to Heromachine.com for letting me participate as a judge.

    See you all soon.
    B.

  4. My intention was that you make your own, but if the original character is in the public domain, you can re-do her if you wish.

  5. Phantom Lady did return in various forms over the years. One with a different secret identity is in operation today, I think. And as you see here, she’s at least not an enlightened character as far as her costume.

  6. Jack (5): Yes, she did come back at various times. As far as the outfit goes, I don’t think the female characters can be judged too harshly given the fact that the male heroes all run around in their underwear too! 😀

  7. Hey, I’m not complaining. 🙂

  8. The Doomed Pixel

    Well then, let me be the first to enter a heroine, the gorgeous Halo!

    Valiant protector of justice, Halo soared across the skies every night, a shining beacon of hope for those with none left. A well loved heroine, Halo was and forever shall be a name you can trust!

    http://img638.imageshack.us/f/haloc.png/

  9. The Doomed Pixel

    Click the image for full size :-/

  10. Great idea; I’ll definitely work some stuff up for this.

    Also, is it my imagination, or was there no post for the winner of the Superman Villain contest?

  11. I’m still working on that one Imp — lots of entries + crappy internet connection = frustrating delays. Grr.

  12. William A. Peterson

    Well, Doomed, you may have just pre-empted half the competiton with one post! 😀

  13. Agreed WillyPete, that’s setting the bar darn high, Doomed Pixel!

  14. The Doomed Pixel

    Thanks guys! This sort of thing doesn’t usually happen; I’m usually stuck on ideas until the last moment! I’m glad this one turned out so well!

  15. Jeff, FYI, I always have a lot of trouble accessing Golden Age Comics site for some reason, but there’s another site Digital Comics Museum that has many, if not all of the same files. It may be a mirror site.

  16. Lady Justice, Blind Guardian of the American Way!

  17. Yes, indeedy, DP! Excellent work on Halo. She’s got the right combination of “girl next door” wholesomeness and sex appeal that you want in a golden age heroine. Not too frumpy, not too slutty. Juuuust right 🙂

  18. Me, Myself & I

    Julie Evans was always known for athletisism. Ever since she was able to walk she was in gymnastics and was good enough to considered for Olympics team. Of course life started to get complicated when her powers started to manifest. It wasn’t long before she was affecting the judges scoring giving her exceptional marks even when she wasn’t at the top of her game. It took a while before she even realized how she was affecting others but eventually she realized she had the power to implant suggestions in the minds of others. She also started to hear the surface thoughts of those around her.

    Everyone thought it was such a tragedy when her parents died right before the games. By this point she could no longer compete in the Olympics with a clear concience. She did not want to win without deserving it and she never could be sure, from then on if her marks were deserved or a result of her powers. She used her parents deaths as an excuse to drop out of the games. With time came the developement of her powers. With the developement of her Psychic powers came the discovery that her parents deaths were not an accident but actually murder. Of course nobody believed her. Rather than sit back watching her parents murder go un punished she turned to a life of crime fighting calling herself, ‘Sapphire’. She took the name in honor of her dead mother who had a sapphire heirloom that had been in the family for seven generations.

    Sapphire
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6781672/Sapphire.bmp

    Sapphire Close Up
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6781672/Sapphire%20CloseUp.bmp

  19. Me, Myself & I

    There, hopefully that my first entry is a contender Doomed Pixel. 🙂

  20. farthest
    right

  21. havent found a name yet but she seems fierce (bottom row far left)http://www.facebook.com/photos.php?id=1589732210#!/photo.php?pid=879633&id=1589732210

  22. sorry requires copy paste

  23. Sutter_Kaine

    This is a little off topic but I checked out “GoldenAgeComics.co.uk” and so far I’ve only been able to open one of the issues I downloaded. The rest generate various errors when I try to open them. I tried using the readers Comical 0.9 and STDU Viewer 1.5.382. Is anyone else having this problem or can anyone suggest another view to try?

  24. The Doomed Pixel

    Sarobi we can’t see your photos. Might IO suggest imageshack.com?

  25. Sutter_Kaine (25): I’ve only had that problem a couple of times out of the hundred or so I have downloaded. I use the ComicBookLover though I think it’s Mac only.

  26. Slam Dunk Diva

    Dee Marie is a proud black women dating back to the 1970’s, by day she is a woman of outstanding talent in the world of opera, theatre, cinema and popular music.
    By night…
    She is – Slam Dunk Diva
    Taking out crime while prooving women are just as good at sports as men are, maybe even better.
    Her powers is to turn an ordinary basketball into a weapon of multiple knock outs, she has the cunning of a panther, the strength of a elephant and can jump 15ft in the air.

    http://forums.ugo.com/picture.php?albumid=148&pictureid=1033

    Her favourite catch phrase – Oh no you didnt!

  27. Like to contribute with my rendition of Lady Satan.

    http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/7919/ladysatanpinup.png

    No one knows who she is… or was. Some say she was a innocent virgin who suffered a horrible fate only to return from the grave for revenge. Others say she is the collective of every innocent woman who has suffered an unforgivable crime and cannot rest until justice is served. Whatever the truth is, those who face her will know Hell’s wrath. Those who do evil will face… Lady Satan!

    Mr. Q

  28. “In one of the ironies of history, out of them all the only one to survive to the modern era was the bondage-themed Wonder Woman. Take from that what you will.”

    Oh, I’ll take it. I’ll take it so… *ahem*

    Well, now I know how Doomed Pixel earned his name. Once he posts an entry, all your pixels are doomed! 🙂

  29. Well, to be quite fair, I absolutely hated the Phantom Lady character design. She could hardly be called a lady, she carried mini tissues in her hand (honestly, I don’t know wtf that is) and she had the hair of a hungover stripper who fell into an oil spill. So my first entry is this.
    Phantom Lady Redesign-
    http://img815.imageshack.us/f/phantomladyredesign.png/
    I tried to go more… Phantomey. I gave her wings and spirits around her because she needed POWERS. Honestly, I didn’t think that rope, a magical tampon box and some tissues was going to aide her into beating up bad guys. I mean, seriously! I may be wrong and just not know her powers, because I know zip about the golden age, but I just really didnt like the design.
    Next is the American Hero…
    Amerykka-
    http://img809.imageshack.us/f/amerykka.png/
    Amerykka is beautiful, but if you mess with her, she’ll f*ck you up. Sounds like… like… America!
    Those are mine, and I think they have a better chance than last contest. Crossing my fingers!

  30. It just happens that… DOOMED I HATE YOU YOU ALWAYS WIN YOU GLORYHOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! D:< jk man, but I really think that the contest is at an end by the eighth comment. Sigh… lol, nice dude, great character!

  31. Remember everyone that the Golden Age was during the 1930’s and 1940’s.

  32. I certainly wouldn’t go that far, Connor! Still lots of good Golden Age goodness to come, I am sure. I’ve seen it happen lots of times where a strong early entry spurs everyone to do better, to the point where a later entry takes the gold.

    And as Hammerknight said, remember, your characters are supposed to be from the Golden Age of comics, meaning the 1930’s and 1940’s, with everything that implies beyond just the “No laser guns”.

  33. The Doomed Pixel

    Jeff’s got it right, Conner. I really appreciate all the positive feedback, but I’m sure there’ll be some really kickin’ entries here, especially when some more of the regulars submit entries. And you say I win everything, but I’ve only won one contest, a long time ago :-/ Lots of honorable mentions, though! So seriously, don’t give up! I wanna see some of the other awesome stuff you guys can come up with!

  34. Here’s my tribute to Frank Miller and hard-boiled 1940’s-era detective dames: Frankie Gray.

    “It’s Not Always Black & White.”

  35. Morning Star:

    She was orphaned as a child and found by a local tribe of indians. She was raised by the cheif and was taught how to hunt and track. She watches over the land, protecting it from those who do it harm. She is the Guardian of Mother Earth! She rides upon her trusty horse, Fern, using her bow and arrow to defend the weak and subdue any trouble makers who try to pollute the land.

    I figure this was a good idea for Golden Age cuz a lot of Native American stuff was going on at that time. Kinda modeled her after Green Arrow (a great Golden Age DC character)

    http://mscat.deviantart.com/#/d2ruf1u

  36. I present Sara Fimberly, aka Seraphim, Holy protector of the world. Cast down from Heaven by God for the simple sin of seeing good and evil in terms of black and white. Now , she must face the world of the living and in both guises learn that shades of gray are all part of the Lord’s plan.

    Not sure if screen shots count as editing outside of HM3, so here’s a link to both, the screen shot:

    http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs637.snc3/31955_1331378050573_1414653088_30881113_2522101_n.jpg

    And how it is as saved my HM3:

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs547.ash1/31955_1331378010572_1414653088_30881112_2244073_n.jpg

    Did the screen shot mainly so all of the wings show.

  37. Hyunlei (also known by the super heroine name green dragon) is a sixteen year old girl who is originally from china. she was born with a powerful dragon spirit inside of her. she was trained from an early age in the ways of the martial arts. now she has come to the US after completing her training so she can do good with her powers. with her dragon spirit and martial arts training, she has the powers of great speed and strength. in addition to that, all of her wounds heal much quicker then normal. she seeks to bring peace with her powers.

  38. Me, Myself & I

    Lady America

    For those of you who are feeling patriotic.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6781672/Miss%20America.bmp

  39. Bloodless Rose

    well heres my first try at a superheroine of the golden age.

    Stephanie is a young woman from a rich family who loved reading comics. After reading a particular issue of her favourite heroine’s comic she decided to create her very own costume and came up with this.

    Now she parades around fight crime as the Mysterious Starla

    http://bloodlessrose.deviantart.com/art/SuperHeroine-167720580

  40. Here you go!
    I’m rather proud of her.
    She is my thrid attempt, my first two ideas froze before finishing.
    I may go back and recreate them yet.

    BLUE BELLE

    Belle was a typical blue blooded All- American girl, who’s father went into the army to fight against Hitler. A few years into his service and the family got the dreaded letter saying that Belle’s father was lost and presumed dead. Overnight, in her grief, Belle discovered she had somehow gained superhuman strength, endurance and resistance to physical harm. Some said it was a gift from God to right the wrongs the world was suffering from. Belle didn’t question in, she took the name Blue Belle after the blue aura her hands now generated during feats of strength or invulnerability and immediately began to search for her father and fight the Nazis.

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=8643&id=100000780936307&saved#!/photo.php?pid=120925&id=100000780936307

  41. btw
    I started with NO idea for her, I just had a gun being fired off panel, a nazi bomb, a jeep and an Mmerican flag …
    the ide for her came from the blue and white stripped collar … made my think of a girl’s navel outfit, then I went and ran with the blue and that is how she developed. LOL

  42. Bloodless Rose

    Brit Girl fights for justice in a criminal world. Wearing the colours of her native country, she kicks butt Brit Style!

    http://bloodlessrose.deviantart.com/art/Brit-Girl-167722930

  43. Hello everyone. my very first contribution:

    Poison Seaweed is a princess of the islands who masters the sea weeds and other aquatic plants in order to capture sailors and put them in slavery in her underwater mines.

    http://www.r-kelleg.be/image/poison_seaweed.png

  44. The Purple Corset

    Kelly Book is a libarian who spends all day reading storys to children.

    But by night… she is The Purple Corset.

    She has the power of persuasion, quick hands and feet but no super speed and she can make any item she touch’s invisble. This sexy Diva is a nortorious viglante and when she stops crime, she does it in style and with mad sex appeal.

    http://forums.ugo.com/picture.php?albumid=148&pictureid=1034

  45. Joel (43), I tried to send you a private email during the last contest, as you did the same thing then. You’re putting in a link to the program that generates the image, not the image itself, that won’t work. Here’s what you need to do:

    1. Create your character.
    2. Click either the “Save as JPG” or “Save as PNG” button (PNG is usually the better choice), making sure you have all pop-up blockers disabled.
    3. You’ll get a dialog box asking where you want to save the image and what you want to name it. It doesn’t matter so much what you call it or where you store it, but you need to remember what you choose.
    * Tip – change the name from the default “hm3beta” to your character’s name. It’s easier to find that way.
    * Tip – Make a folder on your hard drive for your characters where you put all of them.
    4. Now you have a stand-alone image of your creation that you can share with others in an email, on a web page, or wherever you like. If you want to enter it into a HeroMachine contest, you need to put it on a web site that anyone can get to. There are lots of image-sharing sites around like http://www.imageshack.com, http://www.photobucket.com, http://www.picasaweb.com, and many more. You can also put it on your Facebook page (just make sure you set the permissions to “Public”) or on the UGO HeroMachine Forums where you can also get feedback on what you’ve done.

    Hope that helps. As it stands no one has been able to see anything you’ve made …

  46. Don’t be fooled by the beautiful legs, piercing eyes or wonderful body ….
    Tasha “Thunder” Thompson is a redhead highly trained in martial arts, use of high-tech weapons, and guerrilla tactics.
    She was a member of the defunct unit called “Yellow Falcon”, running operations in warmer war zones on planet (Bosnia, Israel, Iraq, etc.).
    Today, with the end of the Falcon unit, she acts alone as a spy for the U.S. government, and uses all her charm to succeed in the missions.
    Want an advice my friend? Don’t mess with her …… 🙂

    http://picasaweb.google.com.br/felipescard/HeroMachineAlpha3#5475222704579311010

  47. My first entry! Here’s hoping!

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=155998&id=1077306817&saved#!/photo.php?pid=2392978&id=1077306817

    A little more info than what than what the description has on it.

    Violet had obviously been abused in relationships prior. So in order to protect herself and other women, she began training heavily in martial arts, learning the best from each and finally meeting with a mixed martial arts teacher to bring all her learnings together in fine form. She’s also an excellent profiler, able to pick out the most slightest of hints from people and create a history and background that is nearly 100% accurate! She stalks the night clubs, silently protecting others as she scopes out the dirtbags and would be rapists. Her only weapon, besides her acute alertness and martial arts training, is a syringe filled with a deadly poison that she administers only if in a life threatening situation and she only has to use a minute amount for the effects to begin taking place. Thus a single syringe could easily last her all night long! She may not be stuck in the Golden Age, but her heart is in the right place and she is not afraid of anything or anyone!

  48. I didn’t notice it before but mine and Decolda’s are very similar! Even though I haven’t seen her pic, their ideas are very much alike! Weird how two people can have nearly the same idea, and probably separated by millions of miles!

  49. Sutter_Kaine

    VIOLET VIXEN –

    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/Hero_Machine/violet_vixen.jpg

    Violet Valentine was the daughter of a colonel stationed in America during World War II. Wanting to do her part, she worked in her father’s office, where she was privy to top secret information. Naturally curious, Violet studied the info and began to piece together clues hinting at vast plots and conspiracies. Deciding she could do even more to help the war effort by confroting threats that the military, police, and government couldn’t or wouldn’t deal with, she created the secret identity of the Violet Vixen. Like all Golden Age heroines, Violet is an expert acrobat, knows Judo, and is vulnerable to blows to the head.

  50. Sutter_Kaine

    THE FOX –

    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/Hero_Machine/the_fox.jpg

    As far as the public was concerned, the cat-burglar the media dubbed “The Fox” was only after jewelry and fine art. In truth, the Fox was a German spy who created the cat-burglar identity (even leaving clues to hint that she was French) to cover up her real goal, sneaking into the houses of politicians and high-ranking military leaders and making copies of any top-secret information she found. Her night-time escapades brought her into conflict with the heroine known as the Violet Vixen.

  51. Don’t be fooled by the beautiful legs, piercing eyes or wonderful body ….
    Tasha “Thunder” Thompson is a redhead highly trained in martial arts, use of high-tech weapons, and guerrilla tactics.
    She was a member of the defunct unit called “Yellow Falcon”, running operations in warmer war zones on planet (Bosnia, Israel, Iraq, etc.).
    Today, with the end of the Falcon unit, she acts alone as a spy for the U.S. government, and uses all her charm to succeed in the missions.
    Want an advice? Don’t mess with her …… 🙂

    http://picasaweb.google.com.br/felipescard/HeroMachineAlpha3#5475222704579311010

  52. Barbara Blaze was a brilliant scientist from New York Univeristy, who accidentally fell victim to one of his experiments with nuclear fusion. But his death was not confirmed, because no body was found in her lab, destroyed and consumed by fire.
    Although not assume his true identity to the public, in fear that their parents can be harmed, Barbara has created for himself the identity of the “Flaming Woman” which fight against the criminal organization called Black Phoenix, the same organization that sabotaged her laboratory to steal her experiences …
    Barbara has the power to control any intensity of fire, from a small spark up a nuclear explosion.
    But she has a weakness: despite the immense power, his temperament was amended by genetic change produced by the explosion which was the victim. The more her energy increases, more out of control becomes. So there is always the danger that she blows the whole town in a blink of an eye …

    http://picasaweb.google.com.br/felipescard/HeroMachineAlpha3#5483055831302989090

  53. Barbara Blaze was a brilliant scientist from New York University, who accidentally fell victim to one of his experiments with nuclear fusion. But his death was not confirmed, because no body was found in her lab, destroyed and consumed by fire.
    Although not assume his true identity to the public, in fear that their parents can be harmed, Barbara has created for himself the identity of the “Flaming Woman” which fight against the criminal organization called Black Phoenix, the same organization that sabotaged her laboratory to steal her experiences …
    Barbara has the power to control any intensity of fire, from a small spark up a nuclear explosion.
    But she has a weakness: despite the immense power, his temperament was amended by genetic change produced by the explosion which was the victim. The more her energy increases, more out of control becomes. So there is always the danger that she blows the whole town in a blink of an eye …

    http://picasaweb.google.com.br/felipescard/HeroMachineAlpha3#5483055831302989090

  54. Hi gang!

    CAT FIGHT
    Cat Fight is a skilled hand to hand combatant and a master if the Phillipino fighting sticks.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=411314&l=b8d1cdd740&id=1815191475

    SILK STALKING
    Silk Stalking is a police level detective and an expert marksman.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=411317&l=e664c8d96d&id=1815191475

    My third entry is on the way.

  55. Sutter_Kaine

    BARONESS BRUEKER –

    http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/hastur1/Hero_Machine/baroness_brueker_.jpg

    Answering only Hitler himself, Baroness Brueker was in charge of a network of spies and assassins that operated in Europe and America during World War II. Brueker insured the fanatical devotion of her agents and “cooperation” of her prisoners through the use of mind-control drugs. She also had access to the latest technology being produced by Germany’s top scienists and was always surrounded by her all-female cadre of bodyguards who, like her, were genetically engineered to the brink of human perfection. Brueker’s deadliest weapon was her charisma, which even the most stalwart hero stood little change against. Rumors persist that Brueker was placed into suspended animation at the end of World War II and is still out there somewhere biding her time, eternally young, beautiful ,and evil.

  56. Danny Beaty

    I forgot to mention how Cat Fight got her name: when all alse fails, she WILL claw, scratch eyes, and pull hair to win.

  57. http://captainamerica96.deviantart.com/art/femme-fatale-167771476

    had some trouble with the shoes for the feet and the weapons did not want to mask into the hands. I used blue instead of black hair like they did in the golden age. This character is kinda noir, because it was inspired by characters from Will Eisner’s The Spirit

  58. Me, Myself & I

    Jeff, I thought it worth mentioning that I too have had many occasions when the masking does not work on the hands like its supposed to. It seems to be inconsistent as sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. Thank you for pointing that out Remy.

  59. Here’s my attempt. Stormcloud, aka Ashley Hudson is just your average girl who can call down lightning upon those who deserve it (or those who upset her). I originally thought of her as a villain, but she could work as a hero.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=70424&d=1276635493

  60. Dorothy X
    http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/145/dorothyx.jpg
    An alternate reality version of Dorothy from “The Wizadr of OZ”.In this reality Dorothy has super-strength because she killed the Wicked Witch of the East,also her ruby slippers grant her short range teleportation.But the Wicked Witch of the West gets revenge for her sister by killing Toto.Furious Dorothy X begins a journey to kill the Witch an avenge Toto.On her journey she taims a lion ,finds a magic battle axe and resurrects a zombie drest as a scarecrow.

  61. @Jeff i’m not sure my entry is in line whit the rules.the wizard of oz isn’t exactly a comic book. 😀
    Could you tell if it’s valid.

  62. Me, Myself & I

    Here is my last entry. This one is for all of us Canadaians out there! Just a ‘little’ bit of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police flavour added in.

    Oh Canada!

    Oh Yah!

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6781672/Oh%20Canada%21.bmp

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6781672/Oh%20Canada%21%20CloseUp.bmp

  63. Me, Myself & I

    Actually Alex the Wizard of Oz was in comic book. I owned some of them back in Grade 3.

  64. I am not sure if these are ‘Golden Age’ or not, but I am pretty sure they are Femme Fatales! All three are in the same folder.

    First off is Tattooine; her tattoos hold her Mystical Powers. She specializes in antiquities, ancient history and archaic knowledge. . . She protects the old powers religiously and will do anything to get her hands on anything of ancient might.

    Next is Lexandra, I am not sure if she is evil; she just abides by the laws of nature: Kill or be Killed. Her natural magic has taken her to the stars to find new planets where she can spread the ways of The Savage Garden.

    Last is my very first HeroMachine creation, which is perhaps still my favorite HeroMachine character that I have made: Varvara. I envision her as an interstellar criminal: a futuristic Indiana Jones Femme Fatale: an evil ethereal Lara Croft if you will. I like her so much I might start writing stories about her.

    One picture is a little bit saucy (Tattooine) so I advise adult eyes only: you have to be logged on to Deviant Art to see her for I have the adult filter on.

    http://vonmalcolm.deviantart.com/gallery/?25571252#Femme-Fatale

    -Also the Facebook links seem to sometimes fail in the comments section.

    -And I must say I love Frankie Gray!

  65. Felicia always thought she was just like every one else but, that was before she discovered in early elementary school that people could not do what she did. She can shape shift to a small degree and gains strength, speed, agility, and heightened senses. She loves the night and preventing criminal mischief.

    http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b33/Oquies/Hero%20Machine/Felicia.png

  66. Danny Beaty

    My third and final entry.

    LIBERTY MAIDEN

    Liberty Maiden can fly, has superhuman strength, and is immune to all man made weapons. Her sword can penetrate anything, her shield can deflect anything.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=411660&l=200d415ecf&id=1815191475

  67. http://picasaweb.google.com/107263429437355588118/MisCreacionesHeroMachine#5483196331124956050

    Diane Harris is a nurse in the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. After attending a night shift on the way home, she saw a couple of thugs assaulting a young woman on the street. She tried to help the woman, but it was too late; the assaulted woman died. She tried to talk to the authorities but no one listened her words. Hence, she began to train with an old friend in the art of hand-to-hand fighting and martial arts. When her instruction was completed, she adopted a costume and became a masked vigilante called Nightshade. She became one of the few femenine masked crimefighters of her time. After a while, she retired and died. Her grandson, Lance Dreiberg, eventually became the second Nightshade, inspired by her grandmother´s exploits and as a homage to her valuable contribution to society.

    The original female Nightshade was a skilled fighter, mastering various forms of armed and unarmed combat, and a wide number of martial arts as well. Her recurring devices were gas pellets, grenades, small throwing knives and a modified gun able to shoot a long wire and grappling hook. Her costume was lightweight armor, able to resist some firegun impact. Her disguise was so effective that nobody could associate the mild mannered nurse with the fierce masked female crimefighter.

  68. The Gray Ghost

    In her daytime job as a waitress at Sam’s Diner, Dorothy Malone was well-positioned to overhear the conversations of some of Chicago’s less-intelligent goons (because, c’mon, what _intelligent_ goon is gonna spill his boss’s plans in public?). At night, she becomes the costumed avenger Gray Ghost, cleaning up Chicago one dumb goon at a time.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=70427&d=1276658691

  69. Booster Girl:

    As a young girl, Carmen Sanders’ hero was Amelia Earheart. Carmen grew up with dreams of being a pilot. She built her own jet pack and took to the skies. She became Booster Girl, a high flying hero who uses her wits and gadgets (a ray gun, smoke bombs, etc.) to stop evil doers in their tracks!

    http://mscat.deviantart.com/#/d2rwx2r

  70. Lady Deathbolt

    One of the most feared German agents of World War Two, Ingrid Werner, AKA Lady Deathbolt, was one of the Gestapo’s most effective operatives.

    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk178/Diamond197207/LadyDeathbolt.png

  71. second entry

    The Amazing Golden Girl.

    daughter of a brilliant scientist, she was accidementally exposed to a nuclear experiment. Her boby was transmuted in pure gold and she can now change everything she touch in gold too. will she transmute the world ?

    http://www.r-kelleg.be/image/gg.jpg

  72. last entry

    Kaaligula

    Comming from the jungle of india, she seems to be the natural daughter of the godess Kali and the count dracula

    http://www.r-kelleg.be/image/kg.jpg

  73. The Woman of a Thousand Faces

    Patricia Longfield – Was born 1930 with 2 rare disease’s Treacher Collins Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, which made her face fall off by the slightest touch.

    After years of being bullyed and teased Patricia found herself sticking her faces to Comedy Tragedy Masks, but when she put these faces on they were perfect and she could use them as though they were her actual face, everything worked! but only for a limited time.

    She spent the early years commiting crimes and getting revenge on those who bullyed her, but one day fate came knocking at her door and her parents had been kidnapped.

    Patricia knew the only way she could find her parents is to become a detective and with each crime she solved her powers grew as she got closer to her mum and dad.

    1. watch – so she knows when her face is dying
    2. magnifying glass with a magical clue sensor
    3. boomerang handcuffs – she throws them, it catchs the bad guy
    4. breifcase of wounders – what ever she needs is in here
    5. umbrella – protects her from the rain lol

    The Woman of a Thousand Faces

    http://forums.ugo.com/picture.php?albumid=148&pictureid=1038

  74. Thats my last entry – hope you enjoy them. i’d like to say a quick thank you to Jeff Hebert for putting one of my entrys in the last 2 competions – even though i didnt win it is a good felling. Cheers Mate

  75. Jack Zelger

    Please allow for any sexism you may find here. It’s kind of done purposely to fit the era… 🙂

    Inspired to do her part at home while the American boys are off at war, young Violet wasn’t only content to be “Rosie the Riveter”, and instead pledged to fight crime at home like many other masked heroes. Now, the Violet Avenger, she uses her fighting skill and ingenious “Gadget Gun” to clean up the streets. And even while doing a “man’s job”, makes certain she stays fashionable, too.

    http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx88/jzelger/VioletAvenger.png

  76. OK I REALLY like my character here!
    There is a costume shot, a face shot, and two others. it is all the same character, and same costume,

    I do have another idea (several actually LOL) for my Thrid Entry.
    But, if it counts as more than one entry l totally understand. Just let me know Jeff.

    Face:
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=121950&id=100000780936307#!

    Costume:
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=8643&id=100000780936307#!/photo.php?pid=122105&id=100000780936307

    Cover Art:
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=8643&id=100000780936307#!/photo.php?pid=122106&id=100000780936307&fbid=125507477485283

    Splash Page:
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=8643&id=100000780936307#!/photo.php?pid=122107&id=100000780936307&fbid=125507480818616

    Betty “Boom Boom” Baker
    Platinum Bomb

    Her father was a Military Demilition Expert,
    and her mother was a Nurse
    so was raised with a sense of duty to her country.
    Always an energetic and noisey child.
    She was bright and popular in school, working on the school paper, being nominated as Prom Queen and graduating class Valadictorian .
    After graduation Betty easily got a job with as a Weapon Manufactuer’s Secretary thanks to father’s connections and her own surprising knowledge of bombs.
    While at work Betty was attacked by German spies trying to steal secrets of the A-Bomb and locked her into a chamber, where she was bombarded by the radiation but miraculously survived but was forever changed …
    She quickly found out she had incredible strength, could leap several stories and seemed to be near indestructable, being able to survive bomb explosions.
    She sewed together a costume, and like so many of the vigalanties, heroes and partriots set off to bring evil doers to justice.

    Skills:
    Charisma,
    Fashion,
    Sewing,
    Short hand,
    typing,
    office administraion
    First Aid
    Danger Recognition
    Explosives Identification
    Demolitions

    ADVANTAGES:
    Attractive
    Good Eye
    Connections: Military
    Iron Nerves

    Powers:
    Super Strength,
    Near Ivulnerability,
    Hyper Leaping.

    (probably some more details, like weaknesses and disadvantages not worked out yet too)

  77. This is an egyptian demi-goddess. I gave her the ability to control sand. Just think of a female version of “The Mummy” just without the decaying flesh and bad breath.

    http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz250/daffyjlefty/Heromachine/e.png

  78. http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz123/gargoyle323/character%20contest%2037%20-%20Femme%20Fatale/th_hm3-beta124.jpg?t=1276731921

    Entry #1 – LADY LOTUS

    Amy Chan is a special U.S. agent who works in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

    Beautiful and deadly, she is an expert with all weapons and a lethal martial artist. She is assigned to keep an eye on the gangs that run Chinatown with an iron grip. Number one on her watch is the crime boss known as The Blue Cowl.

    This is one lady you do not want to cross paths with!

  79. Use the photo from 84 with the description of 83.

  80. http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz123/gargoyle323/character%20contest%2037%20-%20Femme%20Fatale/Danger%20Girl/hm3-beta126.jpg?t=1276734055

    Entry #2 DANGER GIRL

    Darla Dare grew up traveling the globe with her father, Donald Dare, also known as the adventurer Danger Man. Darla investigated many mysteries with her father and her puppy Bullett. She learned to fly aircraft, drive all sorts of vehicles and learned to use weapons of all types.
    When Darla turned 18, she was preparing to attend college when her father went missing. All clues led to Danger Man’s biggest adversary, Dr. Crimson.
    Relying on her father’s training and his vast collection of weapons and vehicles, Darla sets off to find her missing dad. With trusty Bullett at her side she will not stop until her father is found. No danger is too tough for Danger Girl!

  81. http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz123/gargoyle323/character%20contest%2037%20-%20Femme%20Fatale/JANA%20The%20Jungle%20Girl/hm3-beta132.jpg?t=1276735829

    Entry #3- JANA The JUNGLE GIRL

    Jana Jones was only 8 years old when a plane her parents were flying crashed deep in the Amazon Jungle.

    Jana survived but both her parents were killed. Jana had taken camping expeditions with her family all the time. She knew how to make shelter out of the planes wreckage. She had some food and water but she had to learn to hunt and fish for her to survive. Over the years she became friends to all the animals and would learn to protect her adopted home from any outside threat.

    Now that Jana is a young woman, she notices more and more outsiders exploring her jungle home. Do they come in peace or are they out to destroy the only home she has known for the last 10 years.

  82. The Godmother
    http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/3788/godmother.jpg
    When Maria Bruno was 7 years old she saw her father(a mafia boss) killed by the rival family Lusino.Now she’s all grown up and is coming for blood.She will do anything to wipe out the Lusino’s.

  83. Here goes!

    1) Riveting Rosie

    Katherine “Kitty” Sawyer was a normal teenage girl coping with the absence of her brother and father in WWII America and helping her mother by working part time in a munitions factory. When a group of lowlife criminals attempted to take advantage of the absence of fathers and husbands in the town, coercing scared lonely women out of their money, Kitty donned a makeshift costume and made use of miscellaneous tools to chase off the thugs. She decided to assume this role on a more permanent basis and trained herself to become Riveting Rosie, Protector of the Homefront!

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/RivetingRosie.png

    2)Arachnea

    Sarah Kinney was a mild mannered museum curator, specializing in ancient artifacts from Middle Eastern and Egyptian regions, when her world was turned upside down by an attempted heist in her downtown storage facility. Attempting to call the police found Sarah being chased by the would be museum thieves until she was cornered in the central vault. Here was housed the mysterious Amulet of Arachne. Activated by Sarah’s overwhelming emotional distress, the amulet bestowed upon her enhanced agility and strength as well as the ability to ensnare the hearts of men. Now Sarah casts her web over the city, fighting crime as the seductive and deadly Arachnea!

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/Arachnea.png

    3)Rocketina

    Eva Danford, daughter of Ace British air force pilot Donovan Danford, had a strong sense of duty towards her country. When her father’s plane was shot down during a top secret mission, Eva volunteered for a dangerous scientific experiment in order to aid in finding him. The experiment granted her the use of a prototype personal rock harness, allowing her to soar the skies as the international agent of espionage: Rocketina!

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/DSauce/Rocketina.png

  84. http://picasaweb.google.com/107263429437355588118/MisCreacionesHeroMachine#5483559949129359474

    Alexandra Jackson is a circus brat, born to a family of acrobats in a travelling circus. When her parents died, Alex faced the burden of becoming a circus star. This happenes for a short time, until the circus was foreclosed by the bank. Not long after, Alex teamed un with a burglar and started a criminal career. One night, during a bank robbery, she was caught and arrested by the police. She was judged and sentenced to a five-year stint in prison. After her release, she decided to live a righteous life and became a vigilante.

    Black Cat is a skilled acrobat and martial artist. She does not have super-powers, but her physical strength, speed and agility are above average as a result of her circus training since she was a child. She uses shuriken-like throwing stars and knives as her weapons of preference.

  85. 15 years ago Nixie Sanders lost her family and nearly died herself after being hospitalized for unknown chemical poisoning. As a little girl her town in the country was poisoned when barrels of chemical waste that were ruptured in an earth quack and tainted the towns water supply. As it turned out the chemical waste was illegal dumped. When she did recover she gained immunity to poison and acids which happen to be the base of her powers new powers. As she is the only survivor of the accident she taken it upon her self to prevent catastrophes like this to happen again. She calls her self Acid Burn.

    http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b33/Oquies/Hero%20Machine/AcidBurn.png

  86. DiCicatriz: All three are strong entries!

  87. OK, entry number two. I know every superhero back then wasn’t connected to World War II, but I find that aspect of comics back then fascinating, so…

    Liberty Girl is a government-sponsored hero, created during the war to serve the purpose of propaganda, but Liberty Girl herself began to take control of the situation and insist that she truly fight evil as a superhero. Her popularity made sure she got what she wanted. With enhanced strength and agility (think Captain America style super soldier), Liberty Girl excels at hand to hand combat. She is also a celebrity, and appears at many USO shows for the troops. Throughout the war, Liberty Girl is also a favorite pin-up girl of the soldiers, something she is happy to do for “her boys”.

    http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx88/jzelger/LibertyGirl.png

    Now, I hope it doesn’t make me a little sick that I’m wishing we had enough poses to create some pin-up style pics of this character to go with the last part of this description… 🙂

  88. spidercow2010

    Mildred O’Shaunessy was a Navy brat who lost her father to a U-Boat attack on his ship in Galway Bay. All her life a terrific swimmer, Mildred vowed to wreak vengeance on the Nazi U-Boat fleet. Alone, and seemingly harmless, she patrols the chilly North Atlantic waters until she sights the enemy. She swims up next to the Ratzi sub and fires a high-explosive crossbow bolt into its hull, and zooms off with her special compressed-air jetpack/airtank backpack unit. The Hun wolfpack better beware of… Torpeda!
    http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy284/spidercow2010/Torpeda-1.jpg

  89. spidercow2010

    I realize there are very few clownfish in the North Atlantic, but cut me some slack; this is WAR!

  90. inferno1999

    A Juvenile girl who was in the Juvenile Delenquint(sorry for spelling)and found an old costume she tried it on and it granted her powers. first doing petty crimes, she defected to the good side.

    Introducing…

    Phantom Girl!
    http://s1043.photobucket.com/albums/b433/inferno1999/?action=view&current=PhantomGirl.jpg

  91. Fastshot Faith
    http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/7456/fastshotfaith.jpg
    Faith is on a never ending journey thru the Wild West to find the man responsible for her brother’s death.Fights crime and injustice wherever she goes.She is one of the fastest and most accurate shooters in the West ,also is a excellent hand to hand combatant.On her journey she is accompanied by her horse Quickstep and a wolf called Grey.

  92. Femme Fatale Contest entry #3 (Unless I used my quota on Platinum Bomb)
    I had HECK with the background set. the program glitched on me THREE times, making me redo it everytime. I got smart and if I made a change I save the jpg and the file changes.

    Betty May hated her name growing up, since all the kids would constantly tease her “Betty may ….eat a bug” or “Betty may … wet the bed” and later on “Betty may … put out”
    Although she quickly learned to use that to her advantage …
    her charaisma, looks and sheer sex appeal are all the powers she’s ever needed.
    She learned to use those skills, not only to make a substancial living for herself in front of the camera, but to twist men around her little finger.

    Costume:
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=8643&id=100000780936307&saved#!/photo.php?pid=123187&id=100000780936307

    Face:
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=8643&id=100000780936307&saved#!/photo.php?pid=123188&id=100000780936307

  93. nice work everyone 🙂 but why do some of the girls have 5 o clock shadows?

  94. Jack Zelger

    “nice work everyone 🙂 but why do some of the girls have 5 o clock shadows?”

    Well, sometimes shading goes awry.

  95. Victory:

    Victory was a Jewish flowershopgirl when the Germans invaded Poland. She tried to flee with her husband and sun to America by boat. Unfortunately a German patrol caught them sneeking through the harbor and openend fire. Severly wounded she managed to reach the leaving ship with the help of other fugetives. While looking over her shoulder she saw her husband being brutally murdered and her son being taken away. Unable to utter the slightest scream she past out.

    She woke up in a hospital in New York and once recovered she made an oath to herself. She would not rest untill she had found her son and avenged her husband. She disguised herself as a man and joined the army. In a fierce batlle whole her platoon was killed in action. This was her change to desert and go after her husbands muderers. They will regret the day they crossed her path.

    Victory: http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/6913/victoryn.png

    Victory: face detail: http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3889/victoryfacedetail.png

  96. http://picasaweb.google.com/107263429437355588118/MisCreacionesHeroMachine#5484217545625320178

    Elizabeth Bergen is the only daughter of former police detective Herbert Bergen and a woman named Kimiya Tetsuya, a former Japanese opera singer . Kimiya was killed when Elizabeth was only seven years old, leaving his father with the responsibility of raising the little girl. After reaching her 18th birthday, she became a cadet in the Metropolitan Police Academy, where she graduated with honors. After an incredible demonstration of professionalism and skill, she became the first female Gold Shield detective ever in the history of the city´s police force. Elizabeth became a well known detective, shunned by most policemen but respected by others. She even acquired the nickname of White Lotus, a stage name once used by her mother.

    White Lotus is a skilled fighter, expert in many styles of martial arts. She is also a crack shot and a brilliant detective with a sharp, intuitive mind.

  97. My first entry, been caught up in making characters for rps!
    I did it in the style of the Golden Age, but in a comic from the present day.

    Blast, or Clarissa Johnson as she was known before she became Blast, was an ordinary girl until she got the news her father had been killed fighting in WWII. She was extremely upset, as her father had been her role model, and was the one who cared the her the most because her mother was ill almost all of the time. Her mother lost her job at work, and they couldn’t pay the bills, so they were kicked out of their family home. They had to move to an apartment in a rougher part of town. It was then she discovered that her Grandfather, who was 21 in the civil war, but too old to fight in WWI, was a civil war vigilante, and she found his gun and costume. She became the femme fatale Blast, and wore her grandfathers coat and carried his gun.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=70511&d=1276912197

  98. Folks, I’ve reviewed the entries, made my choices, and realized that there is so much talent here that making that ‘one big winner’ decision is going to be hard.

    I will send Jeff my results later this evening.

    Regards,
    Boox909

  99. Ack! Third and final entry:

    Weather Girl: Radio Personality and Crime-Fighting Moll

    http://members.cox.net/freethespam/weather_girl.html

  100. 3rd entry:

    The Silver Sorceress was a former British socialite who became a disciple of Aleister Crowley, the famous occultist. While researching local magic and superstition in the mountains of Tibet in 1936, she was left for dead by Japanese spies. Taking refuge in a cave, dying from a gunshot wound, her mortal form was possessed by the ancient spirit known as Tala Vu. Granted amazing supernatural powers, she became one of the Empire of Japan’s most feared enemies during WWII.

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=70534&d=1277089843

  101. Entry #2: Lady Liberty,

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs292.snc3/28279_1336028086821_1414653088_30892670_1709612_n.jpg

    Don’t think Captain America gets all of the fun defending liberty on the front lines! Lady Liberty is here to give our fighting men an extra hand. Armed with the latest technology to keep our men healthy and their equipment running, she fearlessly will fight her way into death’s grip to make sure our boys can get out of it.

    (Sorry, the type head at the top got cut off when I saved it. Could have screen shotted around it, but decided that was a bit too much like digitally editing. ::Shrug::)

  102. spidercow2010

    [Preface: I finished this a few days ago, then saw it was remarkably, perhaps suspiciously, similar to one of DiCicatriz’s entries. Thought about not entering it, but finally decided that since I came by it honestly, I would enter it, and y’all can think what you like.]
    Rose Walker, like many gallant home-front gals, worked in the shipyards while the boys were Over There, building the warships that would bring the Axis down. But Japanazi spies set off a bomb in the yard, not only killing many of her comrades but also her beloved parents who’d brought her her lunch pail that fateful day. Now, with a score to settle, and armed with a high-powered long-range rivet gun, she is the scourge of saboteurs wherever they may rear their fascist heads– the fabulous fightin’ Freedom Rose!
    http://fav.me/d2sad3j

  103. spidercow2010

    Of course, it appears to be academic at this point anyway; looks like Boox909 is done.