“I'm flattered to have been asked to be part of the next wave of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52! Of the cast, Thunder and Lightning were existing characters, but Ridge is a brand new DC character. His look went through a few design changes at the behest of Eddie Berganza; in fact it was Eddie's idea to add the feathery eyebrows and whiskers.
"I was as shocked as anyone when Howard decided to make Ridge British; it certainly wasn't anything to do with me, but as far as I'm aware there aren't many British characters in the DC universe, so a new addition is a step in the right direction!”
- Ian Churchill
(Ridge sketch by Ian Churchill)