I know I've done this before, but I thought it was time to update my Teen Titans: Next Class concept. As before I have Tim Drake (Robin), Wonder Girl (Cassandra Sandsmark), Kid Flash (Bart Allen), Static (Virgil Ovid Hawkins) and Aquagirl (Lorena Marquez) on my team, but this time I added Indigo as a six member.
My idea is that Indigo, an android from the future, is sent back in time to form a team and stop a great danger. Only problem is, she get damaged and forgets what the actual danger is. Still bent on stop whatever it is, she reforms the Titans, with the next generation characters. The idea is similar to both how Raven formed the New Teen Titans, and how Cyborg did it with the Next Gen. Teen Titans. Since this is the animated universe things can be a bit different. The reason I picked Indigo instead of having Miss Martian or Ravager as the sixth member was because I thought the possibilities with her on the team was just more interesting, and she has a neat look that compliments the team.
Art wise, I updated all of them except for Aquagirl and Wonder Girl. Their designs were dead on perfect last time. Robin got some new hair, belt, and gloves. Static got a complete make-over so he looked less like his the cartoon Static Shock and more badass. Bart I tweaked the colors so he was wearing the Impulse colors on the Kid Flash outfit, which I really like. As for Indigo, she's a mixture of various comic outfits and some aspects of Brainiac-type characters. (If there is a big demand for it, I can post these guys up individually later on.)
Indigo (Brainiac 8) was created by Judd Winick and Alé Garza. Aquagirl (Lorena Marquez) was created by Will Pfeifer and Patrick Gleason. Robin (Tim Drake) was created by Marv Wolfman and Pat Broderick. Static (Virgil Ovid Hawkins) was created by Dwayne McDuffie, Robert L. Washington III, and John Paul Leon. Kid Flash (Bart Allen) was created by Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo. Wonder Girl (Cassandra Sandsmark) was created by John Byrne. All characters are owned by DC Comics.
Wow I really like how you redesigned Static and Indigo younger looks is cool too Robin's cosutime looks like it's been reworked to, and I can't make much of a comment of Aquagirl, wonderigirl and kid flash but their designs look cool too.
Tim was the first leader. When Batman "died", Tim left the group to search for Bruce, because he believed him still to be alive. During the time he was gone, Cassie took over. When Tim came back (as Red Robin), there was a bit of "who's the leader here?" type of mentality, but he left it up to her. After some time, Cassie gave back the leadership to Tim, saying she didn't want the responsibility anymore. It should also be noted that Cassie and Tim didn't fight for the role, that when either of them was in charge they followed without question. Even when Tim came back and Cassie was in charge, she'd ask for his suggestions, but he never tried to take over.
It's kinda funny. Dick and Donna have a brother/sister relationship and haven't really fought that much. (a few here and there, but not lasting arguments where they don't like each other for a long time). Tim and Cassie have always been close, and even shared a kiss or two. Bruce and Diana... have this unspoken thing between each other. It's not really romantic (in the comics) but there is this thing between them that they respect the other more so than that other member of the trinity. I guess Bat Wonders go hand-in-hand.
Why did they turn Clark into a d*** anyway? He's supposed to be the role model for the DC Universe not a d***. But yes Bat Wonders just click. I think I'll be making a DC earth of my own called EarthSA in the future just to have my DCU. I hate a lot of the nu52 changes because they changed Alan Scott completely. I don't think they should change established character history also once a character dies they stay dead none of this re-vitalizing or ret-conning and no ripoff characters exhibit A Damian Wayne.
Yeah I often tell people that New 52 Clark is really 2000s Conner Kent. (which is all the more funny a Conner is also in the 52 universe) It's not the same character anymore. But I'm with you. I really don't like most of the 52 changes. Some of the outfit changes are okay, but it isn't like I'm screaming "Yes, finally, no trunks over the tights!" (That being said I like Wonder Woman's outfit) Then again, I'm sure when big universe changes happened in the past the older fans back then didn't like them, so I can only wonder if its the same case here. Regardless I think new 52 is trying to be a bit more like Modern Marvel and a little less like Previous DC. I really don't like it as I want my Marvel to be Marvel and my DC to be DC. Marvel has the relatable characters, DC has my heroes and role models. I don't want Superman to be an emo bitch.
Aside from the silver I think Wonder Woman's costume is about the only one I like in that awful unvirse. I understand they had been doing gold accents and white ones since 1942 but silver? Couldn't they have went with Diamond white? Her bracelets were blue originally and then silver where did that come from it was never in her color scheme. It's always been red white blue and gold.
Photoshop CS4. I did a somewhat detailed explanation of my process on tumblr. If you're interested check it out here: glee-chan.tumblr.com/tagged/dA… I tried to make it simple and there are picture step-by-step of how I do things. I'm not saying what I do is the right way, it's just my way of doing things and works for me.
She was a Tragic Character (Most Titans are) that ended up being a version of Brainiac from the future. She had some awesome micro arcs and served as a mobile data center and internet connection for the team. Think what Google will put out if 50 years walking talking versions of the internet. I just hope they filter out youtube comments other wise my sexy robo girl would sound like she has Tourette syndrome. XD
I really like your Static Shock design, he's one of my favorite characters, before DC got the rights to him. Your Aquagirl redesign is nice too, you get across the aquatic theme, without being corny. Reminds me of one of your OC's.
You know...I really like this one. It's actually a good team, I think.
Personally, I would have preferred Virgil's hair a bit darker (looks a little gray here,) and I'm not wild about the colors of Kid Flash and Robin. KF just looks...off, to me, and Robin seems a bit subdued as far as his color scheme. Like the red should have been more like Wonder Girl's. (Though I've been looking at a lot of Red Robin costumes lately, so I'm on a bit of a black and red kick. XD) I will say, I do like how it looks like Static is about to call out Robin for using the battle cry, as if challenging his leadership (which I could actually see happening with Virgil's attitude.)
The girl's look spot on, and I like what you did with Indigo, Wonder Girl, and especially Aquagirl. (I've been interested in her character alot cause I thought she looked pretty cool.) Your design is dynamite, and I'm surprised I like it as much as I do. I always preferred Aqualad's blue and black ensemble, but this works well.
Yeah, Aquagirl's costume is basically Aquaman's outfit as a one-piece swimsuit, lol Which, c'mon, no one has thought out? Here's my older picture of her, so you can see it a bit better: [link] Also... why is there no Aqualass? I mean Aqualad... you'd think Aqualass would be the next logical progression there.
In regards to Bart's colors, I wanted him to have Impulses color scheme but wearing a modified Kid Flash outfit. I thought it was paying homage to Wally's previous incarnation while at the same time acknowledging his own identity. With Tim, I wanted more a more muted Red and Green instead of the vivid colors. The big pop or Red and Black is so over done to me that I wanted something that was a bit different. (Every hero has that color scheme, it's annoying.) I thought about making Robin's arms and legs pure black, but I liked the charcoal color a bit better. And with Virgil is the problems with having black on black on black is some black gets lost. Plus dreads are usually lighter anyway. I like it's color against the pure black and his skin tone. It's slightly grayish on purpose. It it were browner or bluer it would look horrible. BUT I guess I could have gone a bit darker. It's a fine line on how far you can go with all dark colors.
Honestly, I kind of wish there was more representation of Aquagirl period though. I mean thank God, I have no life and I'm able to read DC Wikia files all day (Swear I could be a professor of sorts with the amount I've read. XD) Didn't even know this girl existed til about three months back. Aqualass though, that sounds pretty good. I personally thought Wonder Gal sounded nice for Wonder Woman's side-kick counterpart, but honestly the whole Aqua-Family could use more representation.
Sad thing is, I can't keep track of The Flashes. (Ironic, no?) I keep getting confused between Bart and Barry and their relationship, and their relationship with Wally and it's even more complicated when their superhero Identities are brought into the mix like Kid Flash/Flash/Impulse, etc. In fact, I'm only just now remembering Impulese's costume, and I see where you're going with it. I guess it's just a bit odd cause I've only ever seen Kid Flash in yellow and red, but now that I got the backstory and I know he was Impulse at one point, I'm getting a better feel for it. I know what you mean. It's an over-done concept. I've seen the new design for Nightwing's Red and Black, and I really preferred the blue and black, myself (probably my second favorite color combo.) Not to mention Injustice Nightwing/Damien Wayne, Terry's Batsuit, Red Hood, Red Robin, Red X, yeah I actually see where you're coming from with too much red and black, just in the Batman Family alone. Honestly, I'm no artist. I'm a writer, so the logistics of color can be lost on me, and my hair is so short I've never had to worry about dreads, though I think it says a lot that you know this stuff and apply it so well. You're really good at this.
wait....brainiac 5 was around during the utopia age as a hero so is this a new robin and vergil? I mean brainiac 8 would have to be in the far future.....more time traveling or did you mix and match favorites?....and I don't remember there ever being an aqua girl...not complaining its just that this is a new one on me.
Yeah Indigo is from the future. Her original story in the comics was she was sent back in time the basically beat the crap out of the Titans (Not the Teen Titans, just Nightwings now adult group of Titans - featuring most of the TV shows characters as young adults.) But after some complications they repaired her and she became a hero, somewhat. She wasn't really directly involved with the next generation of Titans, other than they helped Nightwings Titan's defeat her. BUT I like the concept of an android from the future coming back in time. Since the animated universe is barely based on the comic, I figure I can do some tweaking and have her on my team. (If Young Justice can do I, I can as well, damn it). She has a power set that would work well with the team and she looks cool.
As far as Aquagirl is concerned here is a link to her wikipedia page: [link] . Basically should showed up in the second half of the Next Generation Titan run, along with Ravager, Kid Devil, Miss Martian, Static, and Blue Beetle. She's basically like any other Atlantian. Can brief underwater, can under major water pressures, and is super strong. This outfit, though, it my own design, as her comic outfit blows.