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    Mad Jack

    Greeting Folks!

    I think after years of using several versions of the HeroMachine it’s time to reveal some of my over 240 characters I created. I kept them simple without backgrounds and in default poses, on the other hand I used an image editing program to refine some of the characters to a minor degree i.e. in lack of items/symbols or precision inside hm3 (sorry). So here my “best of” – and please exercise leniency, if you don’t like them…

    Bitbyte – bionic-synthetic android, which can control and manipulate machines and computersystems
    Bowstring – Toucher
    Earhart – Amelia Earheart of an alternate steampunk-reality with natural wings to fly
    Madame Curie – Marie Curie of an alternate steampunk-reality with nuclear powers
    Misery – able to manipulate the junction between neural cells and control people like a puppeteer that way
    Stinger – able to fly due to huge insect wings and can fire little poison stings off her fingers
    Stronghold – several mental powers: Telepath, Empath, Astral Projection, Clairvoyance, Mental Manipulation, Precognition, aso
    Tigress – catlike senses, reflexes and skills
    Wildcat – catlike senses, reflexes and skills
    Wildflower – can mimic plants and controls any botanic life mentally

    American Steele – can turn into biomechanic steel and cover his body with armor
    Barracuda – Amphibian with huge razor-sharp teeth, can swim as fast as up to 24.9 mph
    Black Hawk – biomechanic wings, hollow airfilled bones like a bird
    Boomslang – generates bioeletrical explosive energy and can charge objects until they explode (toxic to people)
    Boulderdash – can turn his body (full or partially) and any object he touches into stone and controls the earth under his feet
    Brainware – living brain inside a cybernetic body, can transfer his mind into other bodies
    Cancer – can cause tumors in other people
    Cockroach – Cybernetic Battle Armor
    Deathwish – Martial Arts Master, can’t feel pain and has virtual no fear due to a genetic defect, enhanced healing factor
    Dust Devil – can turn his body (full or partially) into sand and controls every grain of sand in his vicinity mentally
    Edison – Thomas Alva Edison of an alternate steampunk-reality with the ability of an Technopath
    Firebug – Pyrokinetic
    Flashpoint – able to manipulate emotions and thoughts of people, can create illusions
    Heavy Duty – Cybernetic Battle Armor
    Hornet – able to fly due to huge insect wings and can fire little poison stings off his fingers
    Huntsman – hyperkinetic marksman with enhanced senses and reflexes, negates superpowers
    Kafka – Franz Kafka of an alternate steampunk-reality who can turn into a giant cockroach
    Lazarus Caine – undead and hence immortal powerhouse and virtually immovable due to magic curse
    Makebate – able to influence people with his voice and increase their aggressions
    Marabunta – can lift weights up to a hundredfold of his bodyweight, stick to any surface and spit an acid venom
    Mister Mayhem – Teleporter, can manifest weapon seemingly out of thin air
    Mr. Big – Mobster with extrem strength and resilience, more than six foot seven inches tall
    Patriot – enhanced bodily functions to the peak of human potential, extreme strong, fast, agile, and durable
    Petshop – Shapeshifter, can mimic and hybridize the powers and skills of any animal
    Raptor – Human Dinosaur
    Ravener – natural wings with razor-sharp feathers, capable to fly with speed of sound
    Reaper – can cause instantly death by touch, molecules to lose cohesion and objects to collapse into dust
    Sharkface – Amphibian with huge razor-sharp teeth, can swim as fast as up to 43.50 mph
    Shockwave – living energy inside a containment suit; can generate, absorb and fire any form of energy in any intensity
    Spitfire – able to generate, manipulate and absorb fire; can control and move any form of flames and heat
    Spider Spyder – six arms, enhanced spiderlike skills, reflexes and senses, can stick to any surface
    (American) Starlite – can rund and fly with almost lightspeed and is capable to generate and fire cosmic energies
    Tyger – catlike senses, reflexes and skills

    ( Image Removed By – Kaldath )
    Vendetta – blind marksman and clairvoyant, can see his environment mentally
    Viper – Contortionist with venomous fangs and enhanced reflexes
    Voltage – generates and controls electricity
    Warbird – Cybernetic Battle Armor
    Widowmaker – Navy Seal who can see in the dark and turn “invisible” by literally merging with the shadows
    Wildborne – can mentally communicate with animals, enhanced senses

    Thr’mk – Evil Conquerors
    Alienslave – Victim of the Thr’mk

    The Psychotwins: Malice & Wormwood

    Alisa and Alexey Rasputin are descendants of the russian Magician Grigori Jefimowitsch Rasputin and as such natural conductors of magic energies.

    Alisa can telepathically read the subconscious of people and inflict pain to any living creature to control them in this way mentally like puppets to do any of her biddings.
    Alexey is capable to siphon the vital energy of beings to amplify his own powers and can accelerate the aging process of any matter or organism till they crumble to dust.

    When the twins touch each other, the can perform dark magic – the more intense the contact, the more powerful the magic (don’t ask, don’t tell) – for a quick spell they carry a small body part of each other around. (yuck!)



    Welcome and Wow, your costume work is outstanding. I love all of them but Earhart, tyger, wildcat, starlite, raptor, lazarus Caine, American Steel, and Stinger are my favorites. Your masking ability is excellent and once again your costumes are fantastic.



    Excellent work. Welcome to the forums



    I’m giving you 20 cool points just for knowing who Franz Kafka is. Welcome to the forums, not bad at all.



    I can respect one who fine tunes his craft before unleashing it unto the world!I am thoroughly impressed with your costume designs as well and great concepts!Welcome to the forums!


    Mad Jack

    Thanks for the compliments – really appreciate that.

    For a more detailed view here links to the full-scale resolutions pictures (2048×1536) of each character in my webspace. I also added markings to those characters I actually refined with Photoshop (and what I did) – you’ll see it wasn’t too much…

    And please don’t judge me for the watermarks – I plan on relaunch my current website as comicpage with all my characters including their background stories and a concept for an entire superhero-universe based an those characters with full comic-stories. Concepts are already written – so much to do, but so short of time… (sigh)


    Madame Curie


    American Steele
    Dust Devil
    Heavy Duty
    Lazarus Caine
    Mister Mayhem
    Mr. Big
    Spider Spyder
    (Link Removed by – Kaldath )




    The Psychotwins


    The Atomic Punk

    Willkommen, Mad Jack! I like Stinger’s costume. Kafka is awesome!



    Welcome to the forums.



    Really great costume work. Welcome.



    Good job welcome to the forums.



    Greetings, Welcome to the forum. You have a lot of great designs here that were very well made however I had to remove your character Union Jack. The Design was just to similar to the Marvel Character(s) of the same name. After looked at the rest of your posted characters so far nothing else stands out to me as being in violation of the rules of the forum ( Rules can be found “here” )


    Herr D

    Came by, kicked a few tires–I must say, not many of us do both costumes and regular-looking people well. Makes the lack of backgrounds and action shots forgivable. I even see the twins’ family resemblance . . .


    Mad Jack

    I suppose it doesn’t make much sense to post my marvel/dc-amalgam-characters after the removal of “Union Jack” …

    Well then let’s stick to my own:

    A man with no memory and only known under the name “Walker” is uncontrolled hurled back- and forward through time to places of special historical significance and needs to try and prevent a disaster in our time that obliterates the civilization and half of all people living and at the same time find out who he is, what makes him a time traveler, and why some people suddenly develop strange abilities when they are around him …
    “The Walker”


    A man wakes up stark naked and without memories in a dirty, run-down alley in New York.

    Having wrapped up in a few rags from a Dumpster, he leaves the lane and meets a post-apocalyptic scenery. All of Manhattan is in ruins, the few skyscrapers that have not collapsed are on fire and in the distance you can see that the Statue of Liberty is broken in the middle and from the upper part, only the head and the torch project partially from the water.

    While he is stunned motionless he is discovered by odd looking “men” dressed in what looks like space suits out of a sci-fi movie. At the same time as they call him something in a harsh, guttral language he doesn’t recognize, the manhole cover in front of him is opened and several hands in ragged clothes drag him into the hole.

    Shortly thereafter, he is led by three hooded people through the sewer to an underground room filled with a ragtag bunch of adults and young people of all ages which are in a poor condition and have apparently found refuge from pursuers here.

    From men who have taken him, he learns that these were the last free people in the city and that they were just looking for more survivors when they found him and brought him to safety.

    They tell the newcomer the story about the first contact of mankind with aliens that attacked earth on December 21, 2012 and managed to conquer it within a day, which wiped out half of humanity while the other half were enslaved.

    Shortly after he has processed this information, the air around the man begins to shimmer, the air pressure drops off rapidly and the lights begin to flicker. At the same moment as a shrill indefinable screeching starts the contours of the man begin to blur and before the bystanders can do something he vanishes into thin air before leaving behind just a vacuum in the air that dissolves with a strong blast which throws the people against the walls.

    Some time after his disappearance some people who were close to him, start to develop strange powers …


    A man wakes up in rags staring with dirt somewhere in the desert of New Mexico. Following the lights in the distance he reaches a small town in the middle of the night, where he finds a stack of newspapers in front of a kiosk, which put him a shock.

    The name of the newspaper is “Roswell Daily Record” and directly below the date of July 8, 1947 the headline states in bold letters “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Roswell Region” …

    (… to be continued on my website)

    “The Walker” with background


    Mad Jack

    I give you the all new Union Jack:

    Detailed view here…


    Mad Jack

    Okay – here some new stuff (click picture to see a detailed view):


    (KWAKU) ANANSE – The devious trickster from Africa. Is he hero or villain? Sometimes both…

    ANGSTROM (Ã…ngström) – Capable to generate and manipulate energy like i.e. different wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation, light, x-rays and many more…

    KRAKEN – The human squid. Look out for his hugs!

    SHORTCUT – Teleporter, who can open portals between different places. (thx to FRM for the pose)



    Z’KADA – An insectoid race from outer space. Together with the Thr’mk and the Draq they make a perfect team called “The Harvesters” to conquer worlds and enslave its population, while they accomplish the predatory exploitation of the planets resources.

    DRAQ – A reptilian lifeform. Part of the Harvester-Trinity…

    DANFA – An amphibian tribe whose planet was obliterated by “The Harvesters”. The survivors were integrated in their cluster as a caste of slaves.

    ALIENSLAVE (revised) – Victim of “The Harvesters”

    DK-F135Z – One of thousands of Technozombies created by “The Harvesters” as soldier-drones.

    OUTLANDER – Emissary of an unknown alien species send to earth to monitor the proper use of the salvaged alien technology by humans after they defeated and dislodged “The Harvesters”. He has the ability to generate an unidentified form of energy and form them into solid constructs of all kinds. It is unbeknownst if this power comes from the hight-tech armor he wears of from himself.


    Time for a COUNTERSTRIKE:

    After “The Walker” mysteriously left, some people who he touched started to develop superpowers. They formed a resistance and are in vanguard, when the guerillas strike against their alien oppressors.

    ARANHA – The former brasilian supermodel Ana Moreira possesses the proportionate powers of a spider and don’t like to show her face since her mutation. (thx to Kaldath for the pose)

    ARCTICA – Former supermodel Ingrid Iskallson from Sweden has the cryogenetic ability to lower her external and internal body temperature, projecting intense coldness from her body. (thx to AMS for the pose)

    GUNN – The Ex-Marine and combat veteran Mike Gunn can generate psychokinetic highly explosive energy and is able to loose them, among other things, as bullet-like blasts from his fingers. (thx to prswirve for the pose and FRM for the hands)

    HARRIER – Harry Lynch owns a set of huge bird-like wings which provides him with the ability to fly at a speed of approximately 155 mph. Furthermore he can mentally communicate with birds and “see” through their eyes. (thx to AMS for the pose)

    LEVIN – The living lightning Eli Levinson can generate raw electricity with an output of 1.21 Giga-Watt at up to 200,000 Ampere and is able to control and manipulate any source of electricity. He can charge devices with electricity, but also drain the energy from them into himself. (thx to Blue Blazer for the inspiration with “Angstrom” and “Sparkman”)

    METALHEAD – Former Roadie Eddie Young has comprehensive magnetic control over all forms of ferrous metal and utilizes his power mainly to build complex machines and to enhance his own combat skills. (thx to AMS for the pose)

    PORTER – John Porter creates teleportational “gateways”, which can traverse both time (limited) and space (unlimited) and can be used for both observation and transport. The limits of how much mass he can transport is yet unknown, but too much weakens him badly. In addition he is a sharpshooter, so watch what he can do with gateways and bullets… (thx to AMS for the pose)

    PSYCH – Little is known about the man called Peter Sycamore, since he doesn’t talk. But who needs to talk, if he is a telepath? He communicates with others through (hopefully nice) pictures in their heads and is able to telekinetically move, levitate, control, and manipulate solid matter, people, and inanimate objects with a mere thought. (thx to AMS – I think – for the pose)

    VELOX – As a speedster Vinnie Lowell is capable of running faster than the speed of sound at Mach 2 (1,491 miles per hour) for an amount of 5 hours before reducing his speed to replenish his body’s store of energy. He is also surrounded by some sort of aura, which protects him from the harsh conditions associated with mach speeds. (thx to AMS for the pose and to Scatman for the inspiration with “D-Hazard”)

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