Project: Rooftop

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Spaceman Spiff, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Abuse of Power Administrator

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    Project Rooftop.

    I'm sure a lot of our users have already seen it, as it's been around for a couple of years. For those who haven't, the premise is pretty simple: Cartoonists and designers take an established super hero/villain and redesign their costume or concept.

    Here are some recent examples:

    Superman

    Iron Man

    Wonder Woman


    The Rocketeer

    It's one of those superhero sites I sort of take for granted, when it should be shared with lots of comic fans. Got any other links like that?
     
  2. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I really like the one that won the Iron Man contest. That's pretty cool.
     
  3. Mistral

    Mistral Vice Admiral Admiral

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    What a cool site. Thanks Spiff! I'm afraid the only similar site I found was a bit, um, racy. Very racy, in fact. Sorry. Looked around but this is kind of a unique site.
     
  4. stueyross

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    link please? or PM it to me :)
     
  5. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Same here. I also like:

    Fernando Lucas' concept for the Superman crystal suit. The comments that the execution looks like a chicken suit are on-target, but with a different execution, the idea could be very original. The Superman entries are too samey (and what's with the Keanu Reeves "Jesus" one? :D)

    Daniel Krall's more "traditional" take on Wonder Woman - less extreme than the other ancient-Greek costumes, which start to veer away from the idea of her being a modern superhero character.

    They shouldn't have bothered with Rocketeer. That is already a very well designed character and the entries really didn't diverge much from the original.

    They should try someone like the Sub-Mariner or Ant-Man next. Or Daredevil, there's a guy in dire need of a makeover! :D

    For a real challenge: tackle Batman.
     
  6. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Abuse of Power Administrator

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    I think the Rocketeer one was just a tribute to the creator, Dave Stevens, who recently passed away.

    Same with Impulse and Mike Wieringo.

    Two artists who left us too soon. :(
     
  7. Mr. Adventure

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    Interesting site, I like Ming Doyle's bizarre take on Wonder Woman. Comics are cool because they are so open to reinterpretation.
     
  8. dragunzng

    dragunzng Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Cool, my illustration teacher from college Joel Priddy's been working on this over the summer so I've been following it's progress. He's not really a tights and spandex sort of guy, but I liked his work on The Rocketeer and Wonder Woman.
     
  9. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Abuse of Power Administrator

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