Monday, September 10, 2012
Checkmate agent Roy Harper and the Suicide Squad
So what I did here was find a bunch of Deviant Art images of the utmost quality to see if I could put it together for a cover concept layout. Not only did the art work have to be good but the styles needed to be similar enough so that when it was all together it looked like it could be from a single artist. I think it worked out ok what do you think? This so could have been a Checkmate annual or a double sized one shot special.
The plot: Checkmate is charged with undertaking a mission against Kobra's latest scheme to introduce a mutagenic drug into the international narcotic distribution network. Checkmate needs to an agent who is intimately familiar with the cartels and narcotics underworld for the mission so guess who they turn to? Sasha Bordeaux (The Black Queen) is mission leader and they get under way along with some Checkmate support agents.
Back at Belle Reve, Amanda Waller learns about the mission and has a vested interest in it not failing. She knows about Harper's past and has always had a rocky relationship with Bordeaux. Feeling both are a liability to the mission Waller orders some members from the Suicide Squad to discreetly shadow the Checkmate task force to insure the mission's success. However, it turns out Kobra has eyes and ears every where and to make things even worse the two teams are not exactly happy to see each other.
Ok so look I couldn't resist posting this too which I also found at Deviant Art. Rather as the Black King's Knight from Checkmate or a member of the Justice League Beatriz De Costa is code named FIRE for a damn good reason. This illustration is beyond awesome for obvious reason and some not so. For instance, look closely at the parts of her body that or lit up you can see her bones just like an X-Ray. Oh and did I mention that she's huh, ya know . . Brazilian : )