Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Nevermore

Todays sketch is Raven of the Teen Titans. A variation on her outfit but this would be the original Raven from the 1980s Titans. Thanks to Lukacs for the commission! This is ink on 11" x 17" Canson Bristol Board.
Today's Legion Couple is Invisible Kid (Lyle Norg) and his ghostly girlfriend Myla. Invisible Kid is one of the male Legionnaires who never had a steady girlfriend. In Mike Grell's first Legion story he got to draw both the happiest moment of Invisible Kid's life and his death. Seems when Invisible Kid used his power of invisibility, he could see another world. He met Myla there and fell in love. But unfortunately, this "invisible" world was really a spirit world and Myla was a ghost. There was no way for them to be together. In that same story, Validus killed Invisible Kid, so he and Myla ended up together after all. The background is taken from the story at the point where Invisible Kid is crushing the electronic brain that is controlling Validus, who in turn is crushing the life out of him. This issue was the very first Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes comic I bought and I must have read this story a hundred times. :)

2 comments:

Brian Jones said...

Who's your daddy!!? Wait as I recall a pretty bad guy.....nevermind. Great Raven Gene!

Roland said...

No way! Gene, that was *my* very first Legion comic as well... talk about small worlds. That double-whammy of Grell artwork + a character dying right off the bat hooked me instantly. My 9 year old self thought that Invisible Kid was nuts for wanting to be with Myla when he was hanging out with a perfectly good Phantom Girl in the very same issue; not only was she super-cute with her ponytails but she was, well, alive ;)
Roland