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 : )
Posted by Shlomo Ben Hungstien at 8:00 AM
Labels: Beatriz De Costa Fire, Checkmate Black Queen Sasha Bordaeux Amanda Waller Suicide Squad Task Force X, Roy Harper Arsenal Bronze Tiger Deadshot Black Orchid Count Vertigo DC Comics fan art
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Okay. Dangit. Now I want to read that comic. Excellent work Dave. Roy and Sasha especially go together well. And it would definitely be interesting to see them work together, especially with both of them having a link back to The Batman.ReplyDelete
And yes, Fire is very very hot. And that is a very unique way of showing her powers. The color is just spot on for her too, which I love, and which a lot of fan art just doesn't quite catch. I wonder if the guy did one of Ice too?
I hope so, this is good work.Delete
Yeah, here, here. Awesome job on the mock cover layout. Methinks more of these are in the works, and they should be; you definitely seem to have an eye for these things.ReplyDelete
I also happily second just how hot that Fire art is:) Ice is indeed next, but do it up like Adam Hughes and feature them together. Steam will rise indeed:)
Yes! That would be spot on. Clouds shimmering where the heat and cold mix...now you're talking.Delete
Yes Fire is hot (Pun intended)but that sash at her head is a definite no-no.ReplyDelete
Good plot, but I'm unsure that the Suicide Squad would be discrete for long.
I'd love to se Black Orchid back again.
Ah, the headband around the forehead. Not a fashion trend I miss. Welcome back to the eighties.Delete
Fire must have raided Pat Benetar's headband collection.Delete
To her credit, she looks better than Pat Benetar ever did.Delete
She does, but that is not enough to cherish it. What self respecting hero whould wear that?Delete
Maybe she just got home from a costume party? Where she went as Pat Benetar?Delete
What are you doing to us Hungstein? First Fire and now Plastique? Your blog should be accompanied with tissues, HA!ReplyDelete
no worries Jay i'll air mail you a box of American made Kleenex first class all the way mate. and to the rest of you also thanks for the compliments i'm glad you guys like my bogus Checkmate issue. but i know it's kinda like a tease cause it's got everybody really wanting it to be real. i feel the same way this issue would be a dream come true. not likely gonna see this in the current DCU.ReplyDelete
I still say you owe me a comic.
Now this is how you use SS and Checkmate characters. Bang up job compadre. Man Fire is....just that, fire. I like B, she would definitely be picked as an operative on my team.Delete
well i've got a job for her to do first. i know i'm bad :)Delete
That is a pretty sweet cover mate - I second Dale you should definitely try more of these compilation covers - that really looks like one sweet unified image! As for Fire I'm kinda hoping there is a Bart Sears Power Girl variant or even just on of Fire 'flamed on' that would make an awesome set!ReplyDelete
Nice cover, interesting plot.ReplyDelete
BTW #0 are out. I checked the SS one... it's ok, but the one that really cought my eye is the Team 7 one. Very Interesting! You guys should check it out.
i was the comic shop today. yeah SS#0 looked ok story wise. Team 7 looked like a good read unlike SS#0 it was packed with text. i didn't pick up either but i'll be checking out the online reviews for them.Delete
Okay.Who do you think is the guy that was talking a and collecting members for team 7?ReplyDelete
He looked like Harkness to me (?)
i only browsed at it i really don't know. sorry about the late reply.Delete