Friday, June 3, 2011
The Eye of the Tiger: fan art by Stuart Sayger and more!
You see this full body drawing of Bronze Tiger with the white background to the left? It's out of an early DC Who's Who issue that came out around the mid 80s. I had that issue and it was my first look at Bronze Tiger. I didn't know anything about him including that he's wearing a tiger mask. At the time I thought he was some sort of human/tiger hybrid or something.
Which is ironic cause during the Dragon's Horde saga in the original Suicide Squad series he would encounter a meta-human martial arts Yakuza strong man called Cats Eye who apparently was some sort of human/tiger hybrid. Cats Eye got the best of BT thanks to some poison tipped claws but on their next encounter BT was ready for him and gave that pussy (no pun intended) a serious beat down in hand to hand combat.
That's what I love about BT how he can take on these super powered opponents and kick their asses or at least hold his own with em rather it's Cats Eye or the Soviet super soldier known as Stolnivok (The Steel Wolf) who BT has also faced more then once. Speaking of which I found this clip art of BT going head to head with Deathstroke that I thought was pretty cool. I don't know what title it came from but if you do don't take that secret to your grave. There are so may awesome hypothetical cross over fights I could imagine for BT. How do your think he fair against the likes of Iron Fist, Shang Chi, Black Panther, Snake Eyes, Daredevil or even Captain America?
To see the rest of this awesome showdown go to: http://dwaynemcduffie.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1454&start=80#p94094 I don't think I've had nearly enough Bronze Tiger in this blog site thus far so I'm really glad I've finally gotten around to doing this posting. And that's also why I'm glad I can feature this amazing rendering of Bronze Tiger that I just found by pure luck on the internet by Stuart Sayger. I'm not sure but this could be an ink brush painting or just simply a painting done using black paint. Either way it's awesome, and I love this slightly old style Japanese painting look it has to it. It also works great in black and white. Nicely done Stuart if your reading this!
Posted by Shlomo Ben Hungstien at 11:39 AM