Heroes are as important as their villains. It is only through the danger they present, that the hero can take his place and prove his importance.
DC Comics' 'Rogues Gallery' has been one of the greatest in the comic book industry, giving us an insight into the depth of their bizarre, dangerous and psychotic personalities, through years of visual development.
In this project, like in the one presenting the Heroes of DC, I tried to combine elements from their presence in movies, video games and of course the comics from where they originally come from.
Lee Bermejo’s cover of Luthor’s short story makes you feel like you are almost in front of him. Based on that, and Kevin Spacey’s pose, Luthor always felt like he didn’t need the bionic suit to be dangerous.
I was always more intrigued by the Joker’s serious side. I never was a fan of the skinny, funny type portrayed in most of the classic era comics. For me it was always a matter of fearing a mind you can’t predict.
Heath Ledger’s performance was exactly that, and gave the character something we all feared.
It was a tough choice between Cheetah and Circe, who is actually Wonder Woman’s arch nemesis, and I eventually chose the first. I thought that this collection had enough suits of armor!
Mark Strong did deliver in the role of Sinestro in the 2011 film, but everything else, was not worthy of mentioning.
The more complicated the suit, the more I like working on it. Special thanks to Lukas Schneider for his valuable help providing a solid reference, for this one!
Another debate I had with myself, which ended with Deathstroke, over Malcom Merlyn as Green Arrow’s arch nemesis. Even though Merlyn would be more accurate for the part, Deathstroke’s costume was one I really wanted to do one day.
The New 52 version of Reverse Flash, was quite amazing. I thought it took the character and visually uplifted him in the direction he really needed, rather than a simple color switch of the main character.
I know Dwayne Johnson will be awesome in this part. In fact I can hardly imagine any other face or physique to bring this villain to life. Based on Gary Frank’s artwork and The Rock.