Character Design Contest ♯27- Cover Version

So, this week I want to challenge you a bit more than usual. Therefore, what I want you to do this week is to create a comic book cover for one of your own original characters using heromachine and only heromachine. In addition to the normal rules, there are some extras just for this week that need to be considered.

You Must Include: A Title Line (i.e. The Amazing Spider-Man), A Company Logo (i.e. Marvel Comics Group), A Price, An Issue Number or Story Title (i.e. Spider-Man No More). 

You don’t have to include things like a barcode or the comics code authority seal, but to be eligible to win you must include all of the above.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ONLY SUBMIT NEW CREATION FOR THIS CONTEST, as any creations I have seen before will not be counted.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: 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. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. New rule: characters entered for these contests must have been made specifically for these contests (just to make sure no-one accidentally posts something they have entered into another contest previously).

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine forums,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • Please name your files as [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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

Incase anyone is stuck on how they can do a cover on heromachine, after the jump I’ve included some covers by machiners on the forum that I think work quite well.

RobM- The Sentinals: Gorilla Assault

Scatman- Darkswarm: Issue 1

prswirve- Dea

Vampyrist- Ascension: Issue 1 (Forum Community Project)

Iscarioto- Ascension: Issue 1 (Forum Community Project)

wmdbassplayer- Spectacular: Issue 3

37 Responses to Character Design Contest ♯27- Cover Version

  1. JR, won’t this contest be opposite to the HM main rule of no copyrighted characters?

  2. Fudgee:
    JR, won’t this contest be opposite to the HM main rule of no copyrighted characters?

    oh, so we DON’T use copyrighted characters? OK.

  3. http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/vampyrist/2013/06/Vampyrist-ShadowsOnTheWall.png
    The real dangers in this crazy world are not the men you see. They’re not the gangsters or their monstrous associates. They’re the ghosts, the shadows on the wall.

  4. Okay the picture from Vampyrist the Ascension: Issue #1, WOW! I like it a lot.

  5. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…especailly if you wake up in a pool of your families blood with no memory of how you got there.
    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/dc-lover/2013/06/Black-jack.png

  6. Sorry to have to repost these and i hope they still count but i did have to edit the names so they would be permited as entries. So heres the entries that have their names changed
    Black Jack
    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/dc-lover/2013/06/DC-Lover-Black-jack.png

    And Night of the Raven
    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/dc-lover/2013/06/Dc-Lover-Cold-as-Ice.png

  7. DC-Lover your link isn’t working. I have struggled with making full scenes with backgrounds and I am having trouble with color choices so I am gonna go black and white. Kinda like a rough draft comic that goes to the editor before inking, color, dialog and then the press. I dont see anyone else doing black and white so maybe it will pay off.

    http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee363/cameron_stanley_84/Contest%20Characters/TOOL-ComicCover_zps10ae7b67.png

  8. http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/vampyrist/2013/06/Vampyrist-Swansong.png
    “There are daggers in men’s smiles and a woman’s is filled with stilettos.”

  9. My humble contribution to this contest (and my first ever):

    “Days of Annihilation” #3 by Mad Jacks Zeitgeist Comics

    http://www.madjack.de/comics/contests/MadJack-DaysOfAnnihilation.png

  10. Here is my entry

    This is the comic I have been working on with characters from the forums. I made a recreation of the classic X-Men cover.

    I give you the cover of my comic, Day of Salvation.

    http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/2072/nha247dayofsalvationpng.png

  11. So, we can enter more than one cover? Well, in that case:

    “The Witch Hunter” #1 by Mad Jacks Zeitgeist Comics

    http://www.madjack.de/comics/contests/MadJack-TheWitchHunter.png

  12. so theres a common them here. i just kinda made these up on the fly but now i have some back stories fro them.

    http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii579/barbario1/Barbario-Black_zps769e1370.png

    http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii579/barbario1/Barbario-Andy_zps11460a6e.png

  13. Here is my cover for Faith Heller #1 (the answer is yes).
    Powers: Accelerated healing, pyrokinesis, cures most zombies. Yup, she’s a zombie and a zombie fighter.
    The upper left corner shows her 1st Generation costume (aka: what she looks like after burning to death and growing her skin back).

  14. My first time, heh, anyways this is the first issue of justice jim -http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b520/Skoul/Skoul-comic_zps7113fa20.jpg

  15. Calvary_Red

    My premier superhero team: The Fellowship.

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/calvary_red/2013/06/Calvary_Red-Fellowship_of_Superheroes_Vol_1-1.png

    Left to right: Velea – the highly trained weapons master; Blitzkrieg – master of parkour and electricity; Green Shield – Earth’s Emerald Defender; Amethyst Rose – the mystic beauty; and Co-Bolt – the Steel Speedster.

  16. Ok, this week’s CDC is closed. The poll will be up shortly.