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Re: Ares Edits - Legion Edits

Post by Ares » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:09 am

Batgirl III wrote:
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I'm planning on doing a most of the Legion, but I'm going through by order of when Wikipedia said they joined, so it'll be a while. Still, I'll get to her when they can.
In that case, you'll never get to her. She never joined the Legion!

In the original continuity, she was kept out because "Invulnerability" was her only power and it wasn't unique, she never graduated from Montauk Point. In the Post-Crisis version of the LSH, she was retconned to have been a Manhunter android! In both the Post-Zero Hour and Post-Flashpoint version of the DCU, she simply doesn't exist.
I get the feeling Andromeda (aka Laurel Gand) from the SW6 batch and the Reboot Legion was meant to be sort of a hybrid of Laurel Kent and Supergirl, allowing them to essentially save "both" of the characters that the Crisis wound up killing. I imagine the Legion writers got an editorial mandate to make Laurel a Manhunter to reduce the Superman connection to the Legion, and they hated the idea.

According to wikipedia, the bit with the Manhunter is no longer considered in continuity, so she's technically alive out there.

As for her not being a member of the Legion, I plan to also do mock ups of other characters important to the Legion mythos who might not have technically been members, and since Laurel was a special request, I'll fit her in. Beyond nixing the barely-there-bathing suit and the pancho, any special requests with her outfit? There where these Superboy/Supergirl outfits in the 90s that Alex Ross had designed for a shot of the Legion in Kingdom Come.

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Re: Ares Edits - Legion Edits

Post by Batgirl III » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:38 am

I rather like the Alex Ross design. No surprise there, Alex Ross can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned.

If I had any artistic talent, I'd probably try to mash up that Alex Ross design with Andromeda's SW6 loincloth-skirt. Maybe bare arms or short sleeves. Laurel shouldn't be afraid to show some skin, I mean, she's got Silver Age Kryptonian Invulnerability, its not like she gets chilly.
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Re: Ares Edits - Legion Edits

Post by Ares » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:48 am

Looks like Ross had that in mind:

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Post by Batgirl III » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:43 am

Like I said, the man can do no wrong. Without a doubt, he's my all-time favorite comic book artist.
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Re: Ares Edits - Legion Edits

Post by Ares » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:20 am

Hey, you don't have to convince me. The fact that he's got a clear love for and been involved with several of the best stories featuring Captain Marvel doesn't hurt things at all. :D

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Re: Ares Edits - Legion Edits

Post by Ares » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:25 am

Duplicate Girl
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Thoughts: Duplicate Girl (and I decided to go with that over Triplicate Girl) was actually kind of a challenge, because I wanted do something different than what her Reboot outfit was (which was basically an orange and purple version of Saturn Girl's outfit, with a triangle emblem instead of a Saturn one), but it's hard to nail down a really good "iconic" outfit for her, as well as give her a different symbol since she no longer is limited to just three forms. In the end, I took a little inspiration from her animated appearance and embraced the fact that a lot of her costumes had these really short skirts. Symbol wise I opted for two different colored circles emerging from a central white one, as I figured the triangle was a bit too linked to the old three forms power, and that gave the general impression of duplication.

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Re: Ares Edits - Legion Edits

Post by Jabroniville » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:44 am

Ares wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:09 am
Batgirl III wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:48 pm
Ares wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:00 pm
I'm planning on doing a most of the Legion, but I'm going through by order of when Wikipedia said they joined, so it'll be a while. Still, I'll get to her when they can.
In that case, you'll never get to her. She never joined the Legion!

In the original continuity, she was kept out because "Invulnerability" was her only power and it wasn't unique, she never graduated from Montauk Point. In the Post-Crisis version of the LSH, she was retconned to have been a Manhunter android! In both the Post-Zero Hour and Post-Flashpoint version of the DCU, she simply doesn't exist.
I get the feeling Andromeda (aka Laurel Gand) from the SW6 batch and the Reboot Legion was meant to be sort of a hybrid of Laurel Kent and Supergirl, allowing them to essentially save "both" of the characters that the Crisis wound up killing. I imagine the Legion writers got an editorial mandate to make Laurel a Manhunter to reduce the Superman connection to the Legion, and they hated the idea.

According to wikipedia, the bit with the Manhunter is no longer considered in continuity, so she's technically alive out there.

As for her not being a member of the Legion, I plan to also do mock ups of other characters important to the Legion mythos who might not have technically been members, and since Laurel was a special request, I'll fit her in. Beyond nixing the barely-there-bathing suit and the pancho, any special requests with her outfit? There where these Superboy/Supergirl outfits in the 90s that Alex Ross had designed for a shot of the Legion in Kingdom Come.
Dude, I totes just built Laurel Kent- why check Wikipedia? Are you... SKIPPING MY BUILDS? *sob*!

Agreed with BG on the pink for Saturn Girl- she's oddly one of the only heroines in the world who wore it, so I generally prefer it on the character. It's actually odd how little of it you see in comics, especially from Silver Age females. Though when questioning it, I automatically realized that "Oh shit, it's because it's probably hard to print, right?", because certain intermediate shades like grey, pink, etc., are nightmares to print in old-timey methods.

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Re: Ares Edits - Legion Edits

Post by Ares » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:31 pm

Jabroniville wrote:
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Dude, I totes just built Laurel Kent- why check Wikipedia? Are you... SKIPPING MY BUILDS? *sob*!
Says the guy with two posts in MY thread, one of them whining about not getting enough attention, to the guy that regularly makes multi-paragraph posts in YOUR thread. Cry me a river you little drama queen. ;)

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Re: Ares Edits - Legion Edits

Post by Woodclaw » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:10 pm

Ares wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:31 pm
Jabroniville wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:44 am
Dude, I totes just built Laurel Kent- why check Wikipedia? Are you... SKIPPING MY BUILDS? *sob*!
Says the guy with two posts in MY thread, one of them whining about not getting enough attention, to the guy that regularly makes multi-paragraph posts in YOUR thread. Cry me a river you little drama queen. ;)
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Re: Ares Edits - Legion Edits

Post by Jabroniville » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:18 am

Ares wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:31 pm
Jabroniville wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:44 am
Dude, I totes just built Laurel Kent- why check Wikipedia? Are you... SKIPPING MY BUILDS? *sob*!
Says the guy with two posts in MY thread, one of them whining about not getting enough attention, to the guy that regularly makes multi-paragraph posts in YOUR thread. Cry me a river you little drama queen. ;)
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Re: Ares Edits - Legion Edits

Post by Ken » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:12 am

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Laurel Kent that isn’t an itty-bitty black bikini or a naked girl in a semi-translucent poncho.

I like laurel Kent in her itty-bitty bikinis and semi-translucent ponchos.
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Re: Ares Edits - Legion Edits

Post by MacynSnow » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:12 am

Woodclaw wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:10 pm
Ares wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:31 pm
Jabroniville wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:44 am
Dude, I totes just built Laurel Kent- why check Wikipedia? Are you... SKIPPING MY BUILDS? *sob*!
Says the guy with two posts in MY thread, one of them whining about not getting enough attention, to the guy that regularly makes multi-paragraph posts in YOUR thread. Cry me a river you little drama queen. ;)
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Re: Ares Edits

Post by Ares » Tue May 01, 2018 11:49 pm

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Iron Fist - Custom - Basic
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Re: Ares Edits - Legion Edits

Post by Ares » Wed May 02, 2018 8:30 am

Phantom Girl
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Thoughts: I liked the outfit Phantom Girl got during the SW6 Legion/ Re-Boot era, but I also wanted to reference her famous bell-bottoms outfit with all of the cleavage cut outs. I figured just making the cut-outs part of the stripe would work, as well as giving her boots larger "cuffs" to them would simulate that decently. The layering effect also works okay as "symbol" of passing through walls, I think.

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