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Project Rooftop Does Green Lantern

I’m a huge fan of Project: Rooftop, the art blog dedicated to cool and fun superhero redesigns. And several times a year, Project: Rooftop holds a fan art competition, with real prizes. If I could draw, I’d totally submit. But I can’t, so I’m left simply enjoying everybody else’s submissions! Still fun.

This time the did Green Lantern, and came up with some petty awesome results!

By Ramon Villalobos

Click the jump to check out my favorites, including the winner! You can also click to check out the site to see all the winners, as well as the runner ups.

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Project: Rooftop Fantastic Four Designs Are In!

The Project: Rooftop Fantastic Four redesign costumes are in, and they are, pardon the pun, fantastic! If you don’t know, Project: Rooftop is a site dedicated to redesigning superhero costumes. They hold annual contests and even have some pros weigh in on the contestants. These contests produce some of the absolute coolest costume redesigns on the Internet. And I absolutely love this kind of artistic geekery. If only the real comic book companies relied on creative types like these when it came to giving their heroes new costumes.

The best DC Comics can come up with is to add a ton of piping and lines to their new superhero reboot costumes.

Anyway, check out the #1 entry, drawn by Alejandro Bruzzese!

Personally, I’m not a big fan of this design. I like what he was going for, with the color-coded T-shirts, but it doesn’t say ‘Fantastic’ to me. It definitely plays up the explorers/adventurnauts aspect of the Fantastic Four, but it’s not as elegant or awesome as it could be. Still, the judges voted this one as the very best, so who am I to argue?

Join me after the jump for the other winners and a couple of my favorites!

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Forgotten Characters: The Wonder Twins

Whatever happened to the Wonder Twins?

Wait, do I really mean those annoying, creepy, purple-clad twins from the old Super Friends cartoon? The ones with the monkey? Hells yeah I mean the Wonder Twins! I’m a huge Wonder Twins fan!

Though to be completely honest, I’m more in love with the idea of the Wonder Twins as opposed to their actual appearance in Super Friends. On the cartoon, they were just a couple of dinguses. And there was that stupid monkey.

When did annoying animal sidekicks become a thing?

I’m far more interested in their comic book counterparts, and the general idea of the twin alien superhero concept. Why haven’t these two appeared yet in the New 52?

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Nifty Superhero Redesigns

I’ve praised the awesomeness of Project Rooftop before, but I feel like doing it again today. Project Rooftop is this nifty artist site where people submit high-quality redesigns of popular superheros and their costumes. I love this type of art, because it looks cool, is often very creative and it’s about superheroes. What’s not to love?

Hopefully you’ll be an entertained as I am.

First up is this cool Catwoman design by artist Erica Henderson. It’s got a cool Scott Pilgrim vibe to it.

All she needs are some roller skates

Next we have some personal favorites of mine, the Wonder Twins! I love the hell out of these characters, and not just ironically. The Wonder Twins are just neat, and part of that is their goofy origins with the Super Friends. But did you know that the Wonder Twins eventually appeared in the actual comics? In the mid-90s, they made the jump from the cartoon to the actual, in-canon comics during a series call Extreme Justice. Yep, it was the 90s alright.

This picture, making the pair look rather alien and badass, is drawn by artist Andrew Trabbold.

I am dying to see the Wonder Twins show up in the New 52 or perhaps the Young Justice cartoon

Finally we have what may be one of the snazziest superhero costume redesigns I have ever seen: Steampunk Scientist Ant-Man! This comes from artist George Kambadais, who drew a whole line up of Avengers. But this Ant-Man is above and beyond the call of phenomenal. I love the labcoat-esque shirt that buttons up to the neck. I love that it’s not tucked in. And I love the knee-high boots with the pants tucked in. This costume is just a brilliant design.

Can Marvel hire this guy to design the next Ant-Man for reals? Maybe? Please?

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