Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sketchbook: Space Phantom Redesign

Seriously, though. Space Phantoms. How do you have something as full of potential as shapeshiting phantasms from beyond the stars... and end up with this?

Hello, bug-eyed alien species 2748.
Don't get me wrong, Jack Kirby is a legend. But this design just seems... generic. Heck, even the Avengers Assemble revamp was nothing special. Let's fix that. As per usual, I gave myself some rules.

1. Make purple the main color.
2. Don't just copy the Spooky Space Kook, or the NASAghasts.

Let's see how I did.

As you can see, there is some definite influence by the aforementioned Kook and NASAghasts, but I strove to give this thing some sort of unique identifier. Hence, the skeleton in the mist. I was watching Ghostbusters 2 when thinking about how to make the body more than just a humanoid smoke puff, as anyone who remembers the river of slime form that film can probably tell.

No, I don't know what the bubble helmet is for, so let's just say "Atmospheric protection". The best part? Space Phantoms are shapeshifters, so there wouldn't have to be much in-story explanation for the costume change!

Do you have an idea for a Redesign? Feel more than free to leave a comment, send a tweet (@NewtCave), or shoot an email!

See you next time!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! I would love to see this in a comic.

    As for a future redesign, I hate to suggest another marvel villain, but maybe the Mandarin, or Executioner? Or maybe.... hey, who turned out the lights?

    - that one anon