Monday, March 30, 2009

Villains: The Evil Alliance

(From Left to Right = Silverwolf, Bladeghost, Bobby Apollo, Dr. Disastros, Icky Thump, Captain Strike, Dark Ghoul, and Horror Girl)

Dr. William Hayes became a brilliant scientist at an early age. He was expelled from the scientific community for wanting to experiment on humans. He was certain he could enhance super strength in humans. Unable to find any willing subjects, he tested it on himself. He was sucessfull but there was a side effect; manical behavior. Hayes slew all the scientists who said it couldn't be done with his bare hands. After he was able to calm down, he knew what he had become but still offered no regrets. It was then Hayes became Dr. Disastros and formed the Evil Alliance.

Silverwolf -- A Superior who was infected with a werewolf virus. He sparked at the same time he was biten and gave him strange side effects; he kept his intelligence and had a unique immunity to silver.

Bladeghost -- Paul Reed was an average security guard at the Smithsonian. Until he had to handle delievery of the fabled Necros Blade. What he didn't know is the blade contained the spirit of the warlord Treconda that the great Atator killed so long ago. Once he touched the blade, Treconda had taken over Paul Reed and Bladeghost was born.

Bobby Apollo -- Bobby was on his way to becoming a gangster. During a firefight with a rival gang, he found he had a unique gift; a healing factor. He took the name Bobby Apollo after he survived the assault and later, he realized he could have higher goals to be a super villain. Dr. Disastros was eager to hire him.

Icky Thump --- Dr. Disastros helped out the wizard Demonius with the Super Force Five. As a symbol of his gratitude, Demonius summoned a little goblin in a bunny outfit for him a pet. Disatros allowed Bobby to name the creature and he chose, Icky Thump, after his favorite White Stripes song. It amuses Disastros to see the little goblin attack his enemies like a wild wolverine.

Captain Strike --- Captain Jon Valentine earned a reputation a cold blood killer. When started to execute civilians in foreign countries, he was dishonorably discharged. When he got work as a mercenary, he was trapped by american forces. He wanted out desperately and that thought activated his super gene. He teleported to saftey. He continued his mercenary work, making it easier with his powers. Dr. Disastros was so pleased with his resume, he made him second in command of the Evil Alliance.

Dark Ghoul --- There is nothing magical about the Ghoul's powers. He can shoot a forcebolt from his right hand and a paralyzing bolt from his left. He was a punk who believed in the "dark forces". His low self esteem problem made him easily maniuplated by Disastros.

Horror Girl --- Jane was a former mental patient and Bobby's twin sister. She says his healing factor power. Bobby broke her out of the hospital, allowing her to work in the Evil Alliance. She's been a fan of horror movies, especially the blood letting. She even dressed up as her favorite villian, Freddy Kruegar. Due to her love of inflicting pain, it was no surprise she formed a relationship with Captain Strike.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Heroes: Hawk Trask and the Unstoppables

(from left to right = Shock-Jack, The Bombadeer, Mercy Mercury, Hawk Trask, Shade Specter, Six Gun Sally, Deacon and Buddy)

FBI agent Hawk Trask joined the narcotics division 10 years ago. It's been his job to bring to justice crime Lord Antonio Bentelli. Bentelli had been experimenting with designer drugs and created such addictive chemicals as Nether-Blue and Will O'Wisp. Finally catching a break, Trask and his group set out to finally put an end to this crime lord. When they arrived, they were facing a problem they weren't expecting. Bentelli had employed Superiors.

After the assault, Trask was only one out of three men who lived. His back was broken by the super villain Cobra Fist. Spending the next two years learning to walk again, Trask set out to make things right for him and his fallen men. FBI officals granted him a special organization. The Lakewood Act was lifted and Trask would be doing what no one had done since the Carter Adminstration; a human leading a squad of Superiors.

They are:
The Bombadeer --- superhero who watched his younger brother overdose on Nether-Blue. The Government contacted him about the division and he agreed to join before they ever finished explaining.

Shock Jack --- Young superhero and teen throb; he made the mistake of getting caught with a married woman. To regain his reputation, he joined the divison to help fight the druglords. At first it was all about becoming a hero again; now he sees first hand that he can't stop the good fight now.

Mercy Mercury --- Mercy followed in the footsteps of her superhero father Volcanus. She didn't want to be just fighting villains; she wanted to make a difference. So she joined Trask's group.

The Shade Spector --- Little is known about the shadow creature. Nor why he turned on his master The Anarchist. Special FBI scientists believe the creature could no longer abide the mass murder the villain was famous for. Able to solidfy and exist as smoke, the creature needed a strong willed person to tell it what to do. That man was Hawk Trask.

Six Gun Sally --- Growing up in Texas, Sally mutated and found she had hollow bones. It allowed her to move faster and more accurate than other people. Her father taught her to use guns, because he was a hollywood quick-draw specialist. Sally decided to be a superhero. However, in a fire-fight with some villains, she made a mistake and killed a cop. After serving four years for manslaughter, the FBI offered a position with Trask's group.

Deacon --- Deacon is a sythehuman; from Horrorsmith's factories. The government rescued him and kept him secure from all humanity. When the time came to offer him a role in the division, Deacon asked them for one thing; full rights and citizenship in the United States. The FBI agreed.

Buddy --- Buddy's true name can't be prounced. The FBI gave him that name when they needed something to call him. The alien is an advanced telekinetic; something the humans haven't had a in a long time. Buddy was a former slave to the Hetconian Empire that came to take over Earth in the Alien Army War of the mid-80's. After being freed by the superheroes, Buddy was taken into Bureau custody. Like Deacon, his price for joining Trask's group was full citizenship in the United States.

The Unstoppables obtained their name from a local newspaper describing them after their fourth successful drug raid.

Villain: Devil Girl

Southern Californian Pauline Crest was working hard to becoming Miss Universe. She did everything she thought she needed to in regards to her beauty and her intelligence. Much to her dismay, she was not chosen. Back stage in a fit of rage, her powers activated. Fire began to display on her hands and then shot out like flame throwers. She burned the stadium to the ground; accidently killing three people.

Pauline fled back to her home, wondering what to do. The nightly news told her the police were looking for her. She then immediately thought she should flee the country but she had an unexpected arrival that night. She never knew she would find sympathy in her old school friend Jane Schaffer, but it was mostly because she had become famed villain Honey Bee. Honey Bee told her to emprace her destiny; not run away from it.

Pauline then took up the name Devil Girl. Honey Bee even helped her out; giving her the power of flight thanks to her wand of power. Devil Girl then in effect became Honey Bee's muscle; watching her back while they stole various priceless objects. Occasionally they work solo but mostly they are partners in crime.

Contrary to popular believe, Devil Dog doesn't have any powers. He's just Devil Girl's favorite dog who she loves so much; she decided to take him with her while she destroyed things.

Hero: Red Victory

Moving from Russia at the age of 17, Greg Romanov made it to St. Sebastian City. He doesn't recall the actual circumstances but he believes being in close proxmitiy with other Superiors causes his natural super-gene to activate.

His powers included Flight, super strength and force bolts. His unique power is the ability to open a brightly colored red "wormhole" from one point to another. The only downside is that it drains him physically. He only does it as an emergency or a last minute escape tactic.

Greg took the name Red Victory to pay homage to his homeland.

Universe Z: 1977

This was Mina's costume during the late seventies and well into the mid-80's. She decided she needed something free flowing and stylish with the times. It allowed her to reform the Lords of Justice into the Justice Lords.

Costume by designer extraordinare Jerry Gonzalez.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hero: Mr. Monstro

Ray Sanchez was already Mr. Monstro; famed Mexican Luchador. One day while helping his father tend cattle, a meteor fell out of the sky and landed near him. It wasn't enough to cause any severe damage; all it did was frighten the cattle. It was the radiation inside that effected Ray and activated his dormant super gene.

Mutating with orange skin and spikes from one shoulder, Ray truely became Mr. Monstro. Donning a new mask to hide his features, he was not feared in the mexican and latino communities; he was praised. Fighting supervillains, aliens and ghosts, Mr. Monstro became a legend in Mexico and California.

Villains: John Halloween and Bill Congo

The two creatures known as John Halloween and Bill Congo were one of the many first successful attempts from the Horrorsmith. He created them in 1964. Whatever process he used granted them long lives. Halloween and Congo also became the first sentients to lose interest in the Horrorsmith's grand design. They went out on their own.

Most of what they do is low rent muscle for the Mob but when the cash flow is low for them, Halloween and Congo rob banks. They are wanted in connection to at least 18 known robberies in America.

Hero: Hammerlock

One of the most trusted lieutenants in the Justice Lords, Hammerlock has been a superhero for longer than most. He stopped such famous villains as Chemical Man and the Murder Master. He joined Mina's Justice Lords after they all fought beside each other in the Alien Army War.

His powers came to him by natural means; activating one hot August night while he slept. He gained the ability to flight, class 7 super strength and force blasts capable of blowing large holes in walls and easily blowing up cars.

Hammerlock took his name from the company his father tried to get off the ground before he had to file bankruptcy. He didn't become a superhero for wealth or glory. He did it because it's what his father would have wanted him to do.

Villain: Honey Bee

Jane Shaffer was a down on her luck So-Cal Princess who got kicked out her rich family home because of her ability to spend her family's money faster than they ever could.

As she was able to find a new apartment, she began to explore the stuff left behind by the previous tenant. Little did she know, one of the boxes contained one of the fabeled 47 Wands of Power; transforming her into what she could call herself; Honey Bee.

The wand she possessed once belowed to the famous villain Queen Bee. Like her, Honey Bee now possessed her powers. Flight, class 7 super strength and the most important power; subjication through phermones. Honey Bee can pretty much make any man fall in love with her and do what she says. She's been thrawted in her attempts to steal money, jewlery and other things she wants by the female superhumans of the world.

Honey Bee has not killed anyone but she is wanted in connection for several dozen robberies.

Heroes: The Brotherhood of the First

(From Left to Right = Samuel Morningstar, Cameron Black, and Gabriel Raiz)

Atator, first of the Ancients, formed the Brotherhood of the First shortly after the Crusades. As many years past, the Brotherhood became a governing body in England. Much in the country's prosperty didn't go on without their say so. Their job was to protect the people from otherworldly and super villain threats. Many of these Knights were superhuman human; others were magicians and even some were just humans but believed in Atator and the code of the Brotherhood.

Many years went on; the Brotherhood embraced science and technology; allowing them to improve their abilities to see everything that needed to be seen. To continue their ideals to protect mankind.

The Brotherhood of the First's numbers excell into the thousands, with branches from Japan to America. The American Station is run by three men; Morningstar, Black and Raiz. Those are not their real names; when one joins the Brotherhood, the first thing they do is choose a new name for themselves, thus leaving their old lives behind in the service of mankind.

Morningstar as the ability to phase through solid matter and has only been a First Knight for three years. Black is a powerful energy manipulator. He adhears to the code of the Brotherhood but secretly wishes to punish the evil of the world more severely. The leader of the American chapter of the Brotherhood is Gabriel Raiz. Raiz is an expert marital artist and his only power is visions of the future that appear to him in dreams. He's improved his standing in the order by taking on magic spells; taught him him by none other than Mina Alex herself.

Villain: The Horrorsmith

Little is known about the Horrorsmith except for the monstrosities he unleashs on the world and in particular; St. Sebastian City.

There are some who say that the Horrorsmith is one of the fabeled Ancients; driven mad by immortality. Others say that he's the legendary Igor; faithful servant to Dr. Frankenstien and parleyed what he knew from his master into his own creations. Then others say he was just a brillaint scientist who had the notion he could play God with combining Animal DNA with Human DNA; creating all sorts of monsters and beasts.

Children call him boogeyman. Superheroes call him the enemy.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Heroes: The Honor Guard

(Left to right) = JackRabbit, Liberty, Rock Fighter, and Mandroid

It was a fateful day at Bryce Labs, when the Horrorsmith broke and took a large assortment of dangerous chemical. His minions attacked any and all in his way. Two of those men were scientists Hershel Boyer and his friend Kyle Murray. Boyer was thrown into a rack containing a tremendous amount of experimental formulas, mostly of his own design. It it unknown what chemicals affected him but Boyer's skin mutated to the point where contact by most forms of light caused his skin to welp and burn; even during long durations, catch fire.

His friend Kyle was even worse. He tried to stop the creature know as Behemonth but the beast replied to the man's courage by throwing him threw a concrete wall. The scientist was alive but the majority of his limps were crushed in the impact. The limps didn't matter any more becaus Kyle's spine was shattered in several places.

Boyer decided to use his intelligence to help his situation. He built a suit that was able to counteract the effects of the mutation, allowing his skin to be exposed and not be harmed. He even augmented the suit, giving him quite a leaping ability. He then placed fake ears over his hood and called himself JackRabbit. None of the villains ever take him seriously and that's how he beats them.

JackRabbit helped his friend by building him a cyborg, robot suit. Kyle was then transformed into the Mandroid.

Seeing how he could easily become a superhero and help the world, JackRabbit enlisted the aide of his daughter Sandy and his nephew Matthew Nash. Using his specific formula, JackRabbit allowed his daughter and his nephew to drink from the human-enhancing syrum. It was designed to active the "super-gene" existing in all humans.

For Sandy, her body changed and gave her class 9 super strength. Always wanting to help her country in the political arena, she decided to take a more active approach, fighting super villains. But always with the love of America, she made a costume appropiate to her beliefs and chose the name Liberty.

Matthew found his powers to take another unique turn. He fought he was able to controls rock formations on the molecular level. Causing Rocks to hover and to form shields around him, he became a formidable super hero. Fighting along his family, he took the name Rock Fighter.

Roy The Super Pig says . . . . .


Monday, March 16, 2009

Villains: The Columbian Neckties

(From Left to right, CCW) Mr. Wender, Mr. Corsair, Ticklebug, Ms. Valeda, Mr. Punchdrunk, The Broker, Mr. Green, Johnny Caesar, and Paith)

The Columbian Neckties are a supervillain group for hire. For the right price, they will topple a specific government, raid Ft.Knox, figth a super hero group or even kill anyone they are pointed at. They get their name from the fact that, per the leader's request, they all wear ties. Also, they work out of a large coffee shop; specializing in columbian blends.

Mr. Corsair was the first to form the group with his cohort, Ms. Valeda. Valeda worked with him running gun in Europe. Her superpower is her brain. She has a brain capable of keeping track of whoever, whenever and whereever the Neckties do business with. She forgets nothing. She was the one who helped Corsair build his group. They are as follows:

Mr. Punchdrunk = The strange man is Corsair's muscle. He enjoys beating people to a pulp. For his uniqueness, he wears the skull mask complete with Jester hood.

Mr. Green = Taking his name from a classic movie, Green became Corsair's resident genetist; turning himself into superhuman green man and giving Corsair a present; his laser hawk named Columbus.

Ticklebug = The strange being that inhabits the floating voodoo doll was named Ticklebug by Ms. Valeda. It shoots powerful lightning bolts from it's eyes. Exactly HOW powerful it is, no one is sure.

The Broker = Information on The Broker is sketchy. All that is known is The Broker speaks for Corsair on various assignments. Most everyone can not disagree with the man and supposedly, that is his power.

Mr. Wender = The Ghost who walks within men. The strange being said he followed Ticklebug from the "the other side" and once he was among the Neckties, Corsair gave him a job. Wender did not refuse and now moves from Employee to employee; inhabiting whatever body that suits the job.

Johnny Caesar and Paith = The disc creature known as Paith was a former celestian who walked among the Ancients. He made the mistake of falling in love with Mina Alex who was the daughter of the powerful Shartor; Lord of the Ancients. He cursed Paith to live in the form of the disc; unable to please Mina nor any woman who would come before. The sorceress took pity on him as she could not love him; she gave him enough power to function. Paith took that power and turned mobster Johnny Caesar into his mindless slave; replacing his head with a stone carving of Julius Caesar as a joke. Seeing the evil that he had done in the Columbian Neckties, Mina vowed to correct her mistake and put Paith away once and for all.

Hero: The Wolf Spider

Daniel Tanner was a former cop who pursued a murder supsect into the Triadix Building. He managed to corner him into a room but not before the criminal shot him in the shoulder. Tanner was thrown back onto a DNA Splicer that Triadix was creating. The jolt from his body caused the computer to malfunction and then inject him with two types of animal DNA: the wolf and the spider.

The fusion chemicals began to bond with his blood and in 28 hours; Tanner was transformed into something super human. The combined animal DNA gave him a unique assortment of powers. Super hearing, super smell, enhanced sight, enhanced strenght, enhanced leaping and static cling to walls and objects.

Tragedy struck Tanner as his partner was killed by the exact same murder suspect he failed to capture. Believing that the city's justice system could not help him catch the murderer, Tanner adopted the guise of The Wolf Spider and became the city's newest super vigilante.

Rumors surround the murder suspect that it's everybody from his own brother to a known super villain mastermind. Regardless of who he is, Wolfspider will not rest until he is found.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Villain: The Summoner

Gabe Pairish had been picked on his whole life. Always the blunt end of a bully's attack. Then one day he stumbled one a nearby superhero/supervillain fight. It was Red Victory going up against Addor, the Ice Mage. Red Victory was able to defeat his foe and as Addor fell in battle; his spell book, The Hagan Crest, fell just a few feet from Gabe. The young man took the book and ran.

Learning it's secrets, Gabe began to punish all those who had stood against him. Conjuring monsters and unleashing Ice spells became his speciality. Gabe would then be known as The Summoner.

Heroes: The Femme Fatales

(From Left to Right, Freya and Susie-17)

Taking the name of the great female hunter, Audrey Sinclaire took up the hero-mantle from her deceased father; The Black Arrow. During a raid on the HorrorSmith's synthehuman factory, she managed to wound the vile villain before he left in his submarine. As a fail safe, the sythedic humans began to perish one by one. Freya managed to save the last "Susan" model before the kill-switch hit her. The clone then became the warrior' unoffical "little sister": teaching her how to fight villains like the Horrorsmith.

After Freya's betrayal of Omnicron and his vigilante team Extreme Predjustice; she felt she couldn't trust any hero outside Metro City. She then took up a mercenary job; going after bad guys for a price. Susie-17 joined her, proving to be the one true friend Freya had left.

Villain: Red Hand

The psychopathic villain is one of the few Ancients left. He takes pleasure in inflicting pain on his victims by severing limbs before they perish. His main goal is to destroy Mina Alexa, making him her sworn enemy.

Hero: Mina Alexa

Mina is one of the last of the Ancients. She's watched over mankind for hundreds of years; immortal and wise. She doesn't go into battle unless she has to. She will defend against any threat but prefers to advise the others heroes in their job of protecting humanity from the threat of villains, demons and various warlords.

Villain: Praxus

Praxus is a demon-warlord of the Old World. He re-awoke in modern times and took the form of a person he saw; in this case, Toby Maguire. :)

Heroes: The Drop Squad

(From Left to Right, Counter-clockwise)

Fireball, Sludge, The Canadian, Blue Thunder, Diamond Love and The Gryphon.

Art Project: Universe Z

Hey, everybody

For those who still frequent my blog, I hope the upcoming pictures will prove entertaining. I was inspired to create this project based upon a special random generator Note my brother sent me in Facebook. It allowed to create a "Debut Album" based on some random notes. It was so much fun I decided to use a set of random words to help me build a new Universe of superheroes and supervillains which I have named Universe Z.

The rules of this project are simple. It has to be random. I obtain pictures from random means, by searching my clipart stash and other pictures I've collected over the years by scanning or search engines. I'm allowing myself to obtain pictures through three constant words = superhero, costume and profile. To make it more interesting, I'm going to allow anybody else to contribute based on Eight random samples on one criteria. The list is below.

Name of an Actor
Name of an Actress
A color
A word refering to something "sci-fi"
The name of a weapon
a letter
A number between 50 and 100
A number between 1 and 10

My brother has already contributed to the project. Below is what he gave me.

Jude Law
Cate Blanchett

Now I take these names and plug it into the Google image search. The number between 1 an 10 is what determines what page I choose. In John's case, it was six. I'm allowing myself to download whatever image happens to be on page 6. Then combine all of them into what I can do in Photoshop to make it more Hero-ish or Villain-ish and build a new world from that.

It's a little complicated but I've got a handle on it. :) If anybody wishes to contribute, you know how to reach me. Look above for the criteria and send me your choices. Above are already pictures I've made based on the Criteria I am using.

Hope you enjoy my new series. I know I will because I am happy to be inspired again. :)