So I found these amazing Public Domain Superheroes drawn by the incredible Alex Ross.
Your challenge…in case you haven’t guessed…is to take one of these golden age characters and re-imagine them for today.
The winner this week will receive a HeroMachine rendering of my take on the same character.
Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.
You may enter up to three times.
Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: 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. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in 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.
All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.
- Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
- No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
- Please name your filesas [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).
This contest will close at noon Eastern on Monday, October 8th
Here’s my Wonderman….
Martan the Marvelman
The grandson of the original Sky Wizard, one day he found hid grandfather’s suit and, being an inventor himself, re-purposed and updated the suit to be functional now. He goes by the name Wizard!
Dr. Patricia Dare – the Sky Wizard
Dr. Patricia Dare is the daughter of Jerry Dare and granddaughter of Capt. Henry Dare, the original Sky Wizard’s pilot and companion. She took over the Sky Wizard title, and leadership of the Sky Island and its floating research center, upon the death of her predecessor nearly three decades ago. In the intervening years she hasn’t seemingly aged.
Besides her great scientific and technical knowledge, Dr. Dare is renowned for her tremendous physical abilities. Her strength, stamina, speed and agility are above Olympic levels, and she is a skilled gymnast, Aikido and Tai Chi practitioner. She attributes her abilities to “clean living”, but it is generally believed that she underwent some sort of technical treatment.
She still wields her predecessor’s paralysis gun, and other advance gadgetry, along with many inventions created by her family and team. Captain Dare passed away twelve years ago, but her father, and her namesake and aunt Pat Wilder along with Pat’s husband Clark still work on the Sky Island.
Challenge closed. Results posted shortly.