Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wonder Girl

Today we have Wonder Girl, in Titans Animated outfit. Thanks to Lud for the commission. This is ink on 11" x 17" Canson Bristol Board.
Our last Legionnaire is Chemical King. His power was a bit confusing to quite a few writers. But if he was featured prominently in the story, you can bet his power was used correctly. He was a human catalyst who could speed up or slow down chemical reactions. King could control the metabolism in a person. Or cause metal to rust. Some writers would use his powers more like Element Lads, controlling and changing one element to another. Chemical King never had a girlfriend in the series and he died preventing World War VII. The background is Shanghalla, "the cemetery satellite where rests the mortal remains of scores of super-heroes from all over the cosmos...".

A bonus Legion related painting tomorrow.


Gary M. Peiffer said...


I never saw this version of the Wonder Girl outfit, I guess I need to watch more cartoons!!!

Nice job!


LUD! said...

Thanks again, Gene!

For Gary, Wonder Girl was supposed to be used in the fifth and final season of Teen Titans, but DC Comics wouldn't permit her use. There is just a brief cameo of her in the second episode of the season. Of course, in DC's adaptation of the series, she could be used, and she appeared in five issues of the book. I love her design, using bits and pieces of her first two looks from the sixties and giving it an updated look.

For Gene, remember that Chemical King was first seen in Jim Shooter's Adult Legion two parter back in Adventure Comics--as a fallen Legionnaire. He became a Legionnaire the same time as Timber Wolf.

You're right--his powers were too weird for most writers to properly use. You can actually count all of his appearances on one hand...


Royce Thrower said...

I almost said Chemical King...except for the fact that I forgot all about him! :)

Nice request Lud!