Nuevo Nova

Superhero Coco recently had an invitation for people to submit illustrations of mythology-themed redesigns of the Nova character, and I really liked the way some of them turned out. I thought this one in particular was really cool:

The site in general is great for people interested in character costume design, so if you’re looking for a way to knock out an hour or so browsing around this weekend, definitely check it out.

They appear to be running a new theme due October 3, as well — Nightwing! So if you’re artistically inclined, and want to reimagine Nightwing as a musical personality, give it a try and by all means let us know here what you’ve done, I’d love to see it.

6 Responses to Nuevo Nova

  1. That’s a pretty cool site. Some of the redesigns were really good. There were some cool Daredevil pictures I really liked, also. I think it’s great to see other peoples takes on classic comic characters. Thanks for sharing this site with us,Jeff!

  2. Ok, I profess ignorance. Just what exactly does Nova’s three-star logo represent?

    I dig Maxon Maxey’s Mayan Nova.

    Derrick Dent’s Storm at the bottom of the page is wicked. Did I just make an “Wizard of Oz” reference?

  3. @Jeff: If I made a musical variation on a copyrighted character using HM3, wouldn’t I be guilty of copyright infringment?

  4. I would think it’d be the same as if you drew it by hand Danny — probably a violation, yeah. I’ve gone through this a couple of times with UGO Legal, and it’s one of those gray areas for an individual. They (and I) don’t want to encourage it on our sites or anything we actively control because that then makes us culpable for the violation perpetrated by the user.

    You as an individual, though, are vanishingly unlikely to come to the attention of anyone at the copyright-holding company who would care, particularly in something like these guys’ site that isn’t for profit.

    So in a nutshell, it’s not something UGO wants to encourage or allow on its sites; it’s probably technically a copyright violation; but if you were to do it you probably wouldn’t be something the copyright holder would want to bother with.

  5. Thanks Jeff! You know what? I think I’ll go for it.

  6. Speaking of hero costume designs… #MRVLCATS!

    http://www.toplessrobot.com/2010/09/the_25_best_and_most_adorable_mrvlcats.php

    I actually ran across this in my local newspaper. And not some “indie ‘zine”.

    It’s like Reese’s chocolate and peanut butter… except it’s cats and Marvel characters.