Week 3 of Stock*Pile Character Redesign 2014.
For this week I started working on the character that Rian had given me. I was totally stuck. So I jumped over to Dax’s character, he chose Wonder Man. Here is what he had to say:
I have very few comics with Wonder Man in them, but I think he could be very cool. Probably my favorite drawing of Wonder Man is a pencil sketch Cory Walker did where he was covered in Kirby crackle. I love the way Jesse draws big, barrel-chested characters like Superman and Tobias from Broken Legacy, so I think he could make a really iconic looking Wonder Man. And I think you could go a lot of different ways with his get-up.
This was probably the most simple approach. Wonder Man is a pretty generic character. I read his bio on Wikipedia and I concluded that he is basically Superman in the Marvel universe. Some have pushed his ion powers. I went more generic. I got rid of the W on his chest and gave him a belt in the for of a W. Other than that I just came up with something I thought was pretty simple and cool. There you go!
Simon, no. - Avengers #175
Why does Wonder Man exist?
I know that was a rhetorical question BUT… I feel like his main selling point is that he is a patently unheroic man who is granted near-godlike powers. He’s insecure, jealous, and fearful, but instead of writers making him a villain he is always portrayed as heroic because he does try to do what’s right (he’s often wrong, though). We don’t often get to see a “good guy” be cocky and make mistakes like he does above. Plus, he really doesn’t want to be a superhero, but it’s what he’s suited for now, and he does try. It separates him from other heroes, puts a little variety in the team, and when he’s written well I find it very interesting! (he is often written poorly, though)
ECCC14 sketch - Wonder Man
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What if in Ant-Man they introduced Simon Williams as the villain?
Like he’s overseeing Scott Lang and Hank Pym’s work and then something screws up with the Pym Particles and his machines get ionically overloaded and he turns into an energy being monster
and then he gets resurrected as Wonder Man in time to fight Ultron, which would be the coolest thing ever.
I’d be all for it! Except that I think Age of Ultron will be out before Ant-Man…