I was reading one of my an old issues of Wizard Magazine (If you know what that is, then like me, you have no life what so ever either) and in it was this feature where they took DC characters and updated them in the Marvel Ultimate style. It was really cool, and so I wanted to try and do the same for kicks, redesigning my favorite Justice Leaguers.
I just didn't drawing the characters, I really tried to put so,e thought in the redesigns, some of them came out really successful to me and some I borrowed too heavily from the concepts in the Wizard mag.
Superman is like my 2nd favorite out of the line up, no cape, gold shield in the front. Everybody knows that the S symbol is actually Superman's Kryptonian family's crest, but if you ever read old Superman comics from 60s and 70s, his costume was actually described as being common dress for Kryptonians, seeing Superman in his blue tights and red cape was like seeing some dude in a business suit, and so that concept is what I had in mind. I wanted his costume to like very alien or futuristic, that you can tell he is from another world.
Batman is very high tech, metal gear solid like, but the main thing is his mask completely conceals his face. I know it's very Casandra Cain, but I think it works much better on a full grown man than a 16 year old girl in what it's meant to do, invoke fear. My concept was that this Batman here is trying to give the illusion that he is something otherworldly. When you first meet this Batman, you don't see that high tech suit underneath the cape, you see this weird black thing with pointy ears and no face, and if you a dumb criminal, you piss your pants because you have no IDEA what this is coming after you.
Wonder Woman is not much of a big change from the original design. I view Wonder Woman as DC's equivalent of Thor, I mean let's look at it, both are super strong warrior heirs to a royal family that reigns over a race of mythological beings, both have mystical weapons and both have long beautiful hair, and so with her, I wanted to make her more majestic and mystical, like a warrior lost in time. Wonder Woman is the toughest fighter on the League, and so I wanted to convey that with this design, but the major change is her weapon of choice. It's looks like a staff now, but that is the Golden Lasso, in this concept, the lasso has shape-shifting abilities, turning into a wide arrange of weapons for what ever the situation.
The Flash, I admit, I borrowed a little too much from the magazine. Mainly I wanted him to look fast as hell, so it costume kinda resembles a race car driver, especially with the helmet, which I love. I think I made him too small however, like Spider-man small. It makes him look really young.
The Green Lantern was the hardest to conceptualize and honestly not one of my favs. I wanted to convey the raw power that comes with being a green lantern, you have a weapon on your finger that allows you to create ANYTHING you can think of, so I wanted my GL to look godly, omnipotent. I went with the universal void costume, like he looks like a walking black hole, and inside is this green nebula cloud that forms the GL symbol. This cloud is meant to represent his will power, and the stronger his will grows, the brighter the cloud gets. Oh and he is a human, that's suppose to be Hal.
Green Arrow is my 3rd fav. I feel like Green Arrow is the most realistic out of all these heroes, and so with him I gave GA the most realistic costume. Unlike Batman, who owns shit that doesn't exist, Green Arrow costume is made to look like it was made from material from an Army Surplus store.
And Finally, the little alien at the end is the Martian Manhunter. This is my number one favorite and I completely stole it from Wizard. In the wizard mag, their take on J'onn was basically E.t. painted green, but I love that idea so much that hear I did my own version of that concept. Judging by his size, it's safe to say that this Martian isn't super strong, but he still has all the mental powers, but upgraded to a Prof. X wearing Cerebro level. He talks telepathically, but that weird sac on what I guess is his face is his mouth. he only opens his mouth to eat and it opens sideways, with a little tentacles tongue reaching out to grab cookies. It's quite disturbing.
And so with that, here's my DC Remix. I plan on doing more characters, but first tell me what you think of this line up
I would also like to add that this is FAN ARTWORK and was solely done for amusement and in no means is meant to infringe on DC Comics and its characters