For this weeks contest we will travel back in time to the 1970's. Design me a hero that would fit into this era. Be creative and have fun.
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With DEEPEST apologies to Anyone who lived through the 70’s and remembers them, I present Androgynous Sparkles~ Male (we think) singer/ superhero!
Unknown to we mere Earthlings, our solar system was ceded by the benevolent Celestial Empire to the more aggressive Galactic Imperialists. While Earth is just a 4th world country to them and has no strategic value, the Celestials have sent an operative to foment guerilla warfare against the new owners of Earth. Lady Skybird’s prime directive is not so much to liberate Earth but protect it’s ecosphere from exploitation.
Disco Diva and her sidekick, Honey Bee. Her powers include dancing until dawn and beating down any suckas who try to steal… her groovy moves!
Now when you say “fit into this era” can we make a character that’d be at home in a Silver Age comic (since that was during the 70’s), or does it specifically have to fit in with regular 70’s pop-culture?
As long as it happen between 1970 and 1979, it can be anything you want.
Hope this fits the parameters.
I present the spy who… um, er…spied on me! Yeah that’s it!(wink,wink!)
My character is a cross between Batman, the Comedian, and the fearlessness of Daredevil.
After the lab accident that killed his father, and gave him superhuman strength, and speed, Malcolm Simmons became an expert in tactics, weapons, and Martial Arts, and now protects his city from crime. Once he rescued his deceased fathers’ company from ruin, he is now the CEO. He is a Billionaire businessman by day, and a fearless crime fighter by night.
He is…..Black Justice!
It might not count….but here is…Lady Liberty!
Sister Golden Hair. Perceptual manipulator, oracle, divination, go-go dancer.
I don’t think I have entered this in a contest, just a critique event.
It’s called Battle Orb (final version). It looks like some sort of epic B team shenanigan, it does not appear to be going so well for our heroes. Probably the polyester…..
Here’s my retro 70’s hero character…HAI KARATE!
Everyone is kung fu fightin’…HEEEE-YAAAAAAAA!
Nice job doing all that masking, however it would do you no service not to say it- I don’t see the 70’s in this character, Golden age sure, a timeless heroine, Sure! Just not 70’s! I want to give you a CHANCE in this contest so I had to say…
as a resource for anyone who is “lost” on the 70’s
Harold Partz was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam, then joined the hippies and did every drug he could get his hands on. The combination activated a mutant gene that gave him enormous strength and speed. Coupled with his martial arts skills, this makes Private Partz a forminable foe for the Establishment.
Purple Haze fights against injustice and discrimination with super strength, super speed and psychotropic LSD like mind inducing powers…
Am loving some of these characters. I have this thread soundtracked by an Isaac Hayes album…
True…they do fall short of the 70’s theme, I shall give it another try.
Hope you all like this one better…
Born with the ability to generate electricity, as a child, Alex Jensen always liked to shock his friends with static charges. Through the years he has developed his powers to outstanding levels.
Jack Hammer, the “Super Cop”…
The ever-mysterious and rarely seen, but often mentioned:
Capable of beguiling the gullible and befuddling the befuddlable. (and if that wasn’t enough, he could scratch or peck eyes out . . . )
Everyone has a CHANCE in this contest. That character is a style that would of been out in the 70’s. So please let me do the judging.
Burnout gains temporary powers from ingesting illicit drugs:
Amphetemines = Super Speed
Cocaine = Super Strength
Heroin = Invulnerability
LSD = Super Senses
Marijuana = Flight
Unfortunately, this excessive usage has driven him quite bonkers. The picture shows what HE sees, Others just see a nasty looking Hippie with amazing abilities.
Not sure if this qualifies as “70’s”, but I started and this is what you got.
This is Jaqulyn Frost. You got it, Jack Frost’s little girl all grown up. Jack is getting on in years so he has passed the torch… whatever, on to his daughter. A fast learner, Jaki is fitting into the role well, however, she does tend to have a little bit of a temper and a tendancy towards practical jokes. Those that make her mad will find thier car doors frozen shut, snow piled up on roof tops waiting to fall on them as they leave the house, or a slick patch of ice on an otherwise safe path.
Yes Ham YOU are the Judge, that being said, If you saw something so out of the category as say A man entering the Miss America contest, would it be sportsmanly of you NOT to tell them that you believed they did not stand a chance?
Okay I laughed out loud on that one, good job my friend!
Ok, I know I haven’t been posting for a long time, but to me, this post is just stupidity, or maybe callousness? If, say, someone (your kid for example) were to enter a foot race and you KNEW there were at least 2 or 3 other kids that were faster than him, would you tell your kid,”Hey those kids are faster than you. You might as well sit down, you won’t win so why even TRY?” I grew up in the 70’s watching the Saturday morning cartoons. I can very well see that character in the lineup along with Wonder Woman or Isis. Get a grip. And, BTW, the way things are going now days, I expect it is only a matter of time before a man DOES enter the Miss America contest. Times they are a’changing.
Dynamite with a laser beam
@ Isia- Really? This Should have been a dead horse at my last comment, but thank you for Bandwagoneering! Shall we all see how far we can drag this dead horse?
Kellkin (the original poster) understood both, what I said, and the spirit in which it was said!
EVERYONE should let this drop, CAN we?
This is me putting a stop to it. Here is a link http://www.heromachine.com/2012/12/17/blog-etiquette/.