Character Design Challenge #177- Public Domain Amalgams

Here's a contest theme we haven't done in a long time. So, the idea here is that you go to this page and pick two similar characters from their list of Public Domain Comic Book Characters. Then you combine them to create one character, like DC and Marvel did with their most famous heroes to create Amalgam Comics back in the 90's. The characters must have a name that is a combination of both of the characters that they are made of and you must leave links to the pages for both characters that are combined. Other than that, you have free reign, so go nuts.

As per usual, no limits on entries this week 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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6 Responses to Character Design Challenge #177- Public Domain Amalgams

  1. Brons says:

    Avenger (Tom Dash) + Black Bat (2) = The Avenging Bat.

    Tommy Quinn was the rich owner of a chemical and pharmaceuticals company. Mobsters, hired by fifth columnists, attacked his company to steal experimental drugs he was developing for the military. In the raid, his daughter, who acted as his assistant, was killed and chemicals were splashed in his face, blinding him. Enraged, Tommy swore to avenge his daughter’s death and began to train his other senses and his body so that he could become the ultimate crime fighter.

    After several months, his sight began to return. When it did, perhaps because of the chemicals, he now had night vision. After a full year of training, Tommy had become a crack shot with a handgun, and an expert in boxing, jiu-jitsu and knife throwing, among other things. He also studied under a Hollywood make up artist to become a master of disguise. He usually carried twin .45s.

    Tonmy decided to use his new ability to become a costumed hero known as the Avenging Bat. Using his skill at disguise, he began going undercover in disguise, and then setting up criminals, so that he could gun them down. The Bat used a secret crime lab and drove a heavily modified car. He was assisted in his work by John Marmossi, who also wanted revenge on the mob. Law officers were against his vigilante activities and tried to deduce his identity. One policeman in particular, Inspector McGrath, believed Tommy and the Avenging Bat were one and the same and tried to prove it.

    For reference:

  2. melmo44 says:

    Iron Skull:


    Crossed together to create: Iron Butterfly!

    Marian Michaels was a soldier gravely wounded in combat. She was brought to a special hospital in Chicago, where she underwent extensive reconstructive surgery; her body augmented with cybernetics. Her new components gave her enhanced strength and durability, and a limited sense of telepathy. Once restored, she worked closely with the doctor who had ‘rebuilt’ her (Dr. Genevieve Watson) to add other augments that would aid her new purpose: fighting crime. Powerful strobe lights were installed in her limbs and eyes that could blind an enemy, further focused and reflected by a pair of superlight metallic wings that folded into her arms and torso. Also added to her back was a new, prototype jetpack that, along with her wings, allowed her to fly. As a cover, Marian now performs as a cabaret singer in The Garden of Eden club, where she keeps her ears open for gossip and tips that can help her cause.

  3. Brons says:

    Ace of Spades + Lady Luck = Lucky Ace

    Brenda Queen was a bored and idle socialite until her fiancé was murdered by a rich oil baron whose corrupt grip on the city government put him above the law. Spurred by a desire for revenge, she adopted the guise of Lucky Ace, a “modern lady Robin Hood.” She solved blackmail cases, kidnappings, and any other cases that involved the corrupt elements of the city. As Brenda Queen, she was in love with Police Chief H.M. King; ironically, King’s job was to bring in Lucky.

    for reference:

  4. Brons says:

    melmo44: Crossed together to create: Iron Butterfly!

    In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, baby!

    Nice amalgamation. The name, the combined storyline, and the powers go together well.

  5. JR19759 says:

    Ok guys, this weeks contest is closed. The result will be up shortly.
    Now point in doing any honourable mentions by the looks of it, seen as only 3 people entered.