Character Design Contest ♯119- Comic Book Covers 2

Well, here's a challenge we haven't done in a while. I do believe I used this topic for one of the first CDC's I did after I took over from Hammerknight, and it was a good contest (MadJack won as I remember), so let's do it again. It's a simple idea, you have to create your own comic book cover using only Heromachine. It's the actual doing it part that's hard.

Now, as with the last time we did this, there are a few things you MUST include for your entry to be eligible for the contest. These are, a title (so like The Uncanny X-Men) across the top of the cover, a company logo for the company publishing your comic (obviously not Marvel/ DC/ Dark Horse etc. etc. etc. make your own up) and an issue number and date. Those three things have to be included, but the rest is up to you. Good luck.

As per usual, no limits on entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

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. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to 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.

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32 Responses to Character Design Contest ♯119- Comic Book Covers 2

  1. Entry #1
    What do you mean OBSESSED!?

    OK maybe a little, >}:^{D>

    Here is Justin McKinney, satyr party animal, on the cover of Elysium #1 direct from Satyr Comics

    (I have a feeling I lowballed the price. Sadly with my eyesight and money situation, I haven’t bought a comic in a long while.)

    (Madonna – Human Nature was the music inspiration for this peice
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTSrV_0vG-4 )

    http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Comics_Elysium1_zpsqbiep1pz.jpg

  2. Entry #2

    I hope this is eligable for Comic Cover contest since it has been tinkered with specifically for this contest

    Koi #1 from Pride Comics

    http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Comics_Koi1_zpsweinrnmi.jpg

  3. Here is my first entry, a cover for my hero Avian. In this issue of Avian, he fights the Black Rose’s evil henchman, Flock whose birdlike abilities are a match for Avian. Who will survive the fight. The murder or the hero.
    http://pre08.deviantart.net/9ab3/th/pre/f/2015/117/5/0/vampyrist_avianbirdsofafeather_by_vampyrist1042-d8ras9y.png

  4. For the little that it’s worth, I’m pretty sure you can’t get a Comic at Regular price for much less than $3.00, guys… and THAT might be out of date, as well!

  5. Entry #3
    OK some of you may have seen/heard of a Chill game I’ve been playing for several years.
    It involves Daniel Sinclear, a London EMT turned monster hunter for the secret British Ministry of the Supernatural Affairs aka Nightshift Ltd and then Daniel became band manger for the 70s band XYZ.
    First game Daniel saved new XYZ gay lead singer Casey (real name is Sean Shawn Casey, his parents couldn’t deside on the spelling so they decieded they would let him deside which to go by. He picked his last name instead, that’s the kind of stubburn kid he is) He also has a twin lesbian sister Kristi Casey who goes by K.C. and his older half brother lead guitarist/song writer and first lead singer Xavier McDonald started the band with freind and dummer Micky Young and girlfriend at the time, no ex, and bass guitarist Zoe Padbury … X, Y and Z.
    Casey had been attacked by a Nosferatu named Thomas Hutter. Daniel’s partner paniced at the sight of the vampire and crashed and died in the ambulance.
    Daniel gave Casey medical attention, and got Casey to hospital, falling for the young singer’s Shawn Cassidy good looks)
    John and I played with our friend Ray usually around each October for a month or so, although John and I would work in RPs whenever we wanted, ending up with 20-30 npcs each, except for Ray who still only had 2 characters, which was 1 more than he really wanted. Despite playing for 5 years off and on we had only advanced the game one month due to ray’s involvment. BUT lots happened in the one month, since John and I usually played most of the characters waking hours between games with Ray, to have some sort or RP during OFFICIAL games.
    Finally Ray admitted he was into other stuff more than the Chill game. So, with his permission, we wrapped up a major plot and some subplots and killed his two characters off very poingaintly and started what we call SEASON TWO, which is gonna focus less on the Supernatural and more on XYZ on the road during a concert tour being more of a Rock soap opera, with bits of supernatural.

    But here is the 1st Issue of The Nightshift ’72 where Daniel saves Casey from Hutter.

    (I did do this cover with John’s permission to use his character Casey, as a matter of fact he gave his imput on colors and clothes for Casey which is why he has a vest and scarf. John also checked prices on basic 2010 comics, the date we started playing CHILL/XYZ, and also found me pics of 1970s London ambulance and EMT uniform)

    http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Comic_Nightshift72_1_zps7gbmy5p3.jpg

  6. cliff:
    Entry #3
    OK some of you may have seen/heard of a Chill game I’ve been playing for several years.
    It involves Daniel Sinclear, a London EMT turned monster hunter for the secret British Ministry of the Supernatural Affairs aka Nightshift Ltd and then Daniel became band manger for the 70s band XYZ.
    First game Daniel saved new XYZ gay lead singer Casey (real name is Sean Shawn Casey, his parents couldn’t deside on the spelling so they decieded they would let him deside which to go by. He picked his last name instead, that’s the kind of stubburn kid he is) He also has a twin lesbian sister Kristi Casey who goes by K.C.and his older half brother lead guitarist/song writer and first lead singer Xavier McDonald started the band with freind and dummer Micky Young and girlfriend at the time, no ex, and bass guitarist Zoe Padbury … X, Y and Z.
    Casey had been attacked by a Nosferatu named Thomas Hutter. Daniel’s partner paniced at the sight of the vampire and crashed and died in the ambulance.
    Daniel gave Casey medical attention, and got Casey to hospital, falling for the young singer’s Shawn Cassidy good looks)
    John and I played with our friend Ray usually around each October for a month or so, although John and I would work in RPs whenever we wanted, ending up with 20-30 npcs each, except for Ray who still only had 2 characters, which was 1 more than he really wanted. Despite playing for 5 years off and on we had only advanced the game one month due to ray’s involvment. BUT lots happened in the one month, since John and I usually played most of the characters waking hours between games with Ray, to have some sort or RP during OFFICIAL games.
    Finally Ray admitted he was into other stuff more than the Chill game. So, with his permission, we wrapped up a major plot and some subplots and killed his two characters off very poingaintly and started what we call SEASON TWO, which is gonna focus less on the Supernatural and more on XYZ on the road during a concert tour being more of a Rock soap opera, with bits of supernatural.

    But here is the 1st Issue of The Nightshift ’72 where Daniel saves Casey from Hutter.

    (I did do this cover with John’s permission to use his character Casey, as a matter of fact he gave his imput on colors and clothes for Casey which is why he has a vest and scarf. John also checked prices on basic 2010 comics, the date we started playing CHILL/XYZ, and also found me pics of 1970s London ambulance and EMT uniform)

    http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Comic_Nightshift72_1_zps7gbmy5p3.jpg

    Best cover yet

  7. @punkjay
    DUDE! What a nice thing to wake up to. Thanks. Although every cover so far is so good, and I’m sure there will be other great ones as well.

    I DO know today after dialysis, or tomorrow if I don’t feel up to it today, I have to repost Nightshift though, cause there is a masking rectangle under Casey’s hip that is still visible. I already did the correction, but have to upload to Photobucket and then post here. But don’t have time right now, have to get dressed then go eat breakfast at Jack In The Box, feed the birds, listen to audio book with my wife, then off to dialysis for 4.5 hours, not counting waiting time heh.

    WHY I though everyone had to know that I don’t know. I guess its cause I don’t do facebook or othe social media much at all, so you are the only ones I share the trivia of my life with.

    OH! while I’m sharing,
    we are going to be moving, We signed papers to sell this house yesterday, so we are sorting, packing, trashing, selling etc And need to be out of this house by June 12th. and the fist of May we need to go to our hometown to find a new place, now that we know how much we are getting for this place.
    Wish us well.

  8. Heres my entry.
    Trials of the Overseer #1
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/124801063@N04/16683199323/

  9. Heyla!

    First time entering into this challenge (cbc), I hope I covered all criteria, read through the rules, and it looks like I did. Looking through the entries, just to make sure I didn’t have anything similar I am impressed at the crafting; awesome job for those already entered, can’t wait to see more entries!

    @Cliff Best Wishes!

    http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l274/Healingbear/Gaia%20Press%20Thundersong_zpslq359eje.png

    3LF Thundersong

  10. Mine’s here: http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah307/Dreadyacht/Survivor-Comics-dreadyacht_zpspwc9tnqc.png and it’s a comic by Dreadyacht Comics about another planet.

  11. Tanega-Shima (Also know as: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ) Tanega-Shima (Also know as: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) )

    Here’s my sample for the contest:

    http://oi59.tinypic.com/es0zs0.jpg

    Practically what’s happening on, is that the unnamed characters are escaping in an fighter ship from an “Apocalipsing” city.

  12. Last Entry
    Team Paragon Issue #36: Burning the Village Down in Order to Save It

    I’m having too much fun with this contest!

    http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n620/bluntobject1/Team%20Paragon%20Burning%20the%20Village.png

  13. Here’s the cover for Team Tobor #17 from Hyperion Comics.

    Readers of the HeroMachine Creations Facebook group may recognize it as a variant of Team Tobor #17 from Eldacur Publishing, which was created by a mixture of HM3 and Photoshop. When I created that one I was too lazy to try to do the logos and and text in HM3. This version is 100% native HM3.

    http://eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Brons-Team%20Tobor%20Cover.png

    Team Tobor #17 represented three challenges to me.

    1: Creating a plausible comicbook cover
    2: Making use of alternate body shapes (in the human figure)
    3: Building a robot from scratch. I ended up using torso and other parts to create the head.

    I really enjoyed doing this cover, which went through several iterations, and I’m really glad that this contest motivated me to complete the work entirely in HM3. I think this version looks just about as good or perhaps even better than the the shopped one. Plus or minus the bar code I did in PS, which I left out this time around.

  14. @ cliff: still the best cover, also you said you went to dialysis. I hope your well and I will pray you get better enough not to need it any more

  15. Funkmachine7

    Here’s my entry, issue one of Steel nomad from dark wolf comics

    http://pre15.deviantart.net/37f6/th/pre/f/2015/121/0/e/cover_contest_by_funkmachine7-d8rrgsk.png

  16. “Hey, you forgot to pay for that!” –Mike found out the hard way that he really COULDN’T put down Reality Comics.

    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/2015hm/HerrD-HeyYouDidntPAYForThat_zpshz3yg4ph.png

  17. @Thundersong
    Thanks for the kind wishes.

    @punkjay
    Thanks to you for the thoughts and prayers. I take call I can get.

    They must be working some.
    Tues I had to go to hospital. my chest was aching some, I thought it might be because I had lifted boxes the day before packing, but then a bit later my arm started to hurt slightly, then later my fingers started tingling. Oh $#!T I knew that feeling from back in Sept and Oct. and my BP went down to 80/60 at noon, usually it doesn’t go down to 12:30 or 1, we turn me off for 15 minutes, then turn me back on. This time my BP wasn’t going back up. When Dr did his rounds my pulse was 159, SO he sent me to hospital. I had atrial flutter, meaning my heart valve wasn’t flapping right I had to be MPO at midnight, Wed my procedure wasn’t till 5PM, so I didn’t eat for 19 HOURS!. that evening they shocked my chest with the paddles. Funny thing they gave me the drugs in my IV, I got REAL sleep, someone said something, I said “”I’m not fully out yet” they said “Your done already” I didn’t believe them for like 5 minutes. Wish ALL my procedures could be like that. When I got to the room. and Bre saw I was OK I made her go home to feed the cat, herself and go to sleep since she had done very little of any of that Tues. When I got to the room Iron Man was on, followed by Iron Man II, followed by Incredible Hulk, so it was 1:30AM before I went to bed. Thurs I had Dialysis at hospital, went well. then was home by 4PM. So more than anything despite being stuck for IV, 3 blood works and dialysis, it was like a vacation.
    So thanks for all the good wishes and prayers.

    Now we are clipping along getting things lined up for the move in June.

  18. REPOST
    Later than I thought, but here is the pic correction for Entry #3 Nightshift ’72

    http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Comic_Nightshift72_1_zpseep3gwpo.jpg

  19. Entry #4

    “Childhood friends, Maleek Johnson and Leo Anthony Stone, had dreams of becoming music stars, little did they realize that they would gain superpowers of Fire and Earth and form a group with two other musicians with primal powers and become guardians of New Orleans calling themselves The New Elementals.”

    This was a game back in 2004 GMed by our friend Danny King, who unfortunately passed away last year, which is why I named the comic company for this issue after him.
    Maleek Johnson had flame projection and called himself Hot Shot,
    Leo Anthony Stone gained an invulnerable rocky hide, Super Strength and Super Endurance and called himself Hard Rock (since Kid Rock was already taken) Before they met the other two elementals who would become the New Elementals with them, Hot Shot and Hard Rock called themselves FIRE POWER!

    http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/Cliff_HM3/Cliff_Comics_NewElementals_1_zpsum8bk9ss.jpg

  20. Lady Justice: Rise from Shadow #1
    Mareena Baxon was a teenage sidekick of the hero Crusade under the name Shadow. When her fellow sidekick and sweetheart, Jason Tallis, aka Wing, is murdered by Crusade’s arch-nemesis, Mister Bedlam, Mareena discards the Shadow persona and takes up the mantle of Lady Justice. She and Crusade part ways, as her mission is now clear, find and bring Mister Bedlam to justice. Permanently.

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Melmo44-Lady-Justice-No1.jpg

  21. Ok guys, this weeks contest is closed. The poll will be up shortly.