Character Contest 11: The Black Terror

Imagine you're a comic book illustrator/creator/mad genius, and your boss gives you the kind of assignment you always dreamed of -- the company has acquired the rights to a classic character and they want you to be in charge of redesigning him! In the 1940's a dashing figure cut a swathe through the criminal comic book underworld, by the name of "The Black Terror". Your task is to update that character for a relaunch in the present day. You've got the name and you have access to past issues featuring his exploits, but how much or how little of his previous incarnation you keep is totally up to you. Your only mandate is that the name has to stay the same, "The Black Terror".

Are you imagining that? Well good, because that's the challenge for this week! Come up with the best character reimagining around the name "The Black Terror" to win. This week I'll be judging entries not just on their visual appeal but also on the overall concept behind your retcon; there's more to super-heroes than just the outfits, after all. If you want to bone up on his previous exploits, you can find past issues at "Golden Age Comics", although really that's up to you.

Otherwise the rules are the same as every week:

  1. All entries must be left as links to an image file hosted somewhere on the internet (ImageShack, PicasaWeb, UGO Forums, whatever) in the comments to this post;
    You must use some version of HeroMachine;
  2. No manipulation by outside programs like PhotoShop except for basic cropping and the like;
  3. The contest will run from now until next Tuesday.

Good luck everyone! I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with.