On Monday, we showed you an exclusive preview of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #1. Today, we’re giving you a sneak peek at some of artist Wes Craig’s character designs. How did Colleen, Menthor, NoMan, Lightning and Dynamo’s looks evolve for volume 2 of the critically acclaimed series?
“CAFU's original design for the characters were great, and I stuck to them pretty closely, making little tweaks that would suit my style better, but mostly sticking to what he'd laid out,” Craig exclusively told THE SOURCE.
“Their powers: Usually the artist display's a hero's super-powers as majestic and awe-inspiring. But with the Agents, their powers can potentially kill them so I wanted the feeling that their powers were a bit out of their control and that it made them feel a bit sick inside to use them.
Lightning: I love characters with super-speed.
NoMan: I wanted to give myself a challenge in how to draw his invisibility powers without just using a Photoshop fade-out effect, and I think I've found some fun solutions.
Colleen: Colleen's going to have a fancy new ‘season two’ haircut, but we hadn't thought of that yet when I was drawing these designs.
The Subterraneans: I had a kick drawing these guys since it was my first major contribution to the look of the series. I tried to stick to the basic idea of the original 60's design with these guys, but make them a bit scarier and more reptilian. Drawing their subterranean kingdom has also been a lot of fun.”
Check out the gallery of Craig’s character designs below and be sure to pick up T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #1, in stores today.
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