Custom Sprites: Finally, every character in the Marvel and DC gallery that only had a sprite edit based on a Capcom fighting game sprite now has a sprite I made from scratch. I’ve been working toward this goal on the side for a while, but I just decided to clear them all out before 2021 ended. Some of these new sprites are exact or close replacements for the old poses, but not all of them. The edits for those characters who weren’t originally in the games will be removed from the Image Generators.
Megaman: Megaman classic – redid the Rockman 1 title screen pose from scratch, Elecman (NES stance), Dr. Wily, and (by popular demand) Yellow Devil
Run Saber (new separate gallery): Allen and Sheena, new scratch-made idle sprites
DC Comics: Blue Beetle (Ted Kord), Red Tornado, Green Lanterns Guy Gardner, Arisia, Katma Tui, Kilowog, and a new Justice League group sprite with the Brave and the Bold #28 line-up.
Marvel Comics: Archangel, Havok, Professor X, Psylocke, Rogue, X-23, Doctor Octopus, the Lizard, and new group sprites of the Avengers (issue #1) and the X-Men (Konami beat ’em up playable roster)
Masters of the Universe: new Skeletor sprite (with Havok Staff)
G.I.JOE: all-new scratch-made Quick Kick

Mini-Logos:
Atlus: Run Saber
Marvel Comics: Archangel, Professor X
DC Comics: Blue Beetle, Red Tornado

ToyBoss: Added a page for my first custom figure in FIFTEEN YEARS and first custom Marvel Legend has been added to the page, the Red Skull in his business suit (as seen in Data East’s Captain America and the Avengers)!

All sprites (except for the group sprites) have been added to the image generators, along with:
– the Comic Book arcade background being added to the main generator (Group, Vs., MvC Ending, Comic 88×136, Boxes).

Last, but definitely not least, there’s a Wrap-Up video on the ScrollBoss YouTube channel! The vid is a mix of clips from my 2021 videos (the Superhero Showcade with Iron Man and Batman, Beat ‘Em Up Showcade 2021, DangerTerrorHorrorThon, and more), a few updated clips (The Gotham villain scroll no longer has Bane in it), and some all-new clips, including some with the sprites in today’s update:

It’s been a tiring year (online and off), so I’m going to get some rest for a while. Thank you for coming through, I hope you have a great remainder of 2021, and I’ll see you on the other side of New Year’s Eve!

Just a little something to observe the miracle that is Karnovember. One new (“BAL-LOOOOOON!”) and one old sprite that I didn’t post until now (classic Karnov fireball) have been added to the Custom Sprite gallery and the Image Generators!

Also, I uploaded the Karnovember logo I made this afternoon in a .ZIP, with a bigger transparent .PNG and the SVG vector file from Inkscape. It needs work, so feel free to improve/fix it before using it for your own stuff. Download it from this link!


The 2021 wrap-up is coming this December, stay tuned, especially if you like mutants!


Custom Sprites:
Metroid: Samus Aran (Metroid Dread) and Kraid (Super Metroid design, NES-ish height) added
Marvel Comics: Living Laser scratch-made sprite added
Extra notes:
1.) I added the Comic Books hub to the bottom of any comic book-related pages, just to make it easier.
2.) Living Laser replaces the last of my old Marvel Villain sprite edits made from Capcom sprites. I cleared the DC Comics villains last year, so now it’s down to getting scratch-made sprites to replace the last of the heroes, with six for Marvel and six for DC. I’ve got line art drawn for a few of them, so finishing them up will be one of my 2022 side-missions.

Mini-logos: Grim Reaper (who got a new sprite a few weeks ago) and Living Laser get new mini-logos in the Marvel gallery

Anyway, all new sprites and mini-logos were also added to the main image generator, where I made the image at the top of this post


I’m currently doing some paid pixel art work right now (commissions aren’t open again, this was set-up long in advance), so the things here will be slow for a bit.


With social media still going downhill and the likelihood that Web 3.0 will be built to shut out more people than it’ll let in (and even more likely to exploit people as much as possible), I find myself being more grateful to see the independent sites updating.

Dire has been working up a storm over at both the West Mansion Splatterhouse shrine and the OPFCG blog. It’s more than adding things to the sites (and there’s a lot of newness in West Mansion), but talking about things like his revived Turbografx-16 collection, finding his Metal Slug fan site in the Internet Archive, and more.

Due to outside forces last week, I didn’t have the time to finished all the stuff I’d planned (this happens A LOT), and I’m not in the mood to leave these things unfinished, so…


custom sprites:
Marvel villains: the Grim Reaper

mini-logos: I dipped back and made mini-logos for characters who didn’t get them during the weekend, including…
DC Comics: Croc (Killer Croc’s logo for the ’85 Who’s Who)
McFarlane: Violator
Movies: Tiffany (Child’s Play)
Music: Geto Boys
Television: Movie Macabre (Elvira’s original TV show logo)

All new fighter-scale sprites and mini-logos were added to the GFX Image Generators!

The DangerTerrorHorrorThon 2021 dies tonight!

October 31st, 2021
2:30 PM


Custom Sprites:
Friday the 13th – LJN game heroes (Crissy, Debbie, George, Laura, Mark, Paul) redone
Halloween – Michael Myers (choking Bob added)
Music – Scarface/Brad (Geto Boys) in the cane, the black suit, and the Diary of a Madman. Halloween fell on a weekend, had to do it.

All new fighter-scale sprites and mini-logos were added to the GFX Image Generators!

7:00 PM
One last thing: a short horror-themed video! It’s just over a minute, either brand-new and updated clips!


Elsewhere…

Arcade Quartermaster updated with new shrines for Sinistar and Missile Command! A gigantic howling demon-faced death star flying at you is considered horror in my opinion.

The biggest game site surprise of the year: Dire has resurrected the West Mansion Splatterhouse site! One of the earliest fan sites to haunt the web, the site is so legendary that even Namco acknowledged it! Check out the link to see Dire’s message about what he’s been up to and the future of the site.

The DangerTerrorHorrorThon 2021 continues

October 30th, 2021
4:30 PM


Custom Sprites:
Altered Beast – Weredragon and Werebear added, finally finishing the Altered Form lineup
Denjin Makai – Zeldia (form 1 monster) added
Resident Evil – Lady Dimitrescu added
DC Comics: – Killer Croc added

11:00 PM


Splatterhouse – Joker and a redone Hell Chaos added
Atari – the ghost of Old Man Graves added
Spawn – Violator

All new fighter-scale sprites and mini-logos were added to the GFX Image Generators!

The DangerTerrorHorrorThon 2021 begins with… a host segment?

October 29th, 2021
3:00PM


Custom Sprites:
Horror
Elvira – new Movie Macabre couch sprite, celebrating her 40th anniversary this year! This sprite is in the same style seen in the Horror print from a few years ago, and I’ll eventually redo her earlier sprites to match that style.
the Last Drive-In – Joe Bob Briggs and Darcy the Mail Girl of “The Last Drive-In” added

Mini-logos
Television: the Last Drive-In

11:00

Night time is the right time for murder and mayhem, but bring your own knives!

Custom Sprites
Horror: ‘Mother’ from Psycho, Horace Pinker from Shocker (reshaded, resized, updated)
Horror – Child’s Play: Chucky (updated classic and new ‘stitched’ version) and Tiffany added

All new fighter-scale sprites and mini-logos were added to the GFX Image Generators!

The Beat ‘Em Up Showcade is ready! Okay, the video has been up since yesterday, BUT STILL. I originally planned to have Showcase videos for Double Dragon and Bad Dudes last year, but *shrugs* 2020. You know what I mean. Trying to make them in 2021 didn’t work out for better reasons, so I decided to make a Showcade filled with beat ’em ups. Nothing with an outside license (TMNT, Punisher, X-Men) is in the vid, because the straight-up game content felt a little neglected here lately. Let’s watch the video first, then I’ll break down what was added to the site.


Once again, mad thanks to Wizzy for allowing me to use that amazing BGM track for the video. I’ve had it stuck in my head since I picked it for the video, and it makes me feel like kicking doors open and throwing oil drums at people all day. AVPboy’s music does the same for me, and the added pressure of trying to do justice with their music in the videos pushes me to work harder.

Now for the newness that was added to the site itself!

Custom Sprites:
Crime Fighters: Sledge, Hawk and Boomer from Crime Fighters 2/Vendetta finally get fight stance sprites, Hawk gets a redone taunt to match, and Boomer’s taunt gets a size fix. CF2/Vendetta knife thugs were also added.
Double Dragon: Linda’s earlier two sprites completely redrawn, an extra variation of the taunt was added, and are available in arcade, NES, and DDII designs. The Billy and Jimmy Lee “JPN arcade flyer” poses were updated to fit the newer style Lee Bros. sprites I started adding months ago.
Final Fight: Maki (FF2 fight stance, select pose edited to match newer sprite), Mike Haggar – Saturday Night Slam Masters gear (also added to the Slam Masters gallery)
Growl: Jetgun
Kung-Fu Master: All Five “Sons of the Devil” (a.k.a. the Bosses) get new sprites, and Silvia gets a sprite, too.
Kunio-kun: Kunio (Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun flyer pose)
Renegade (new separate gallery): the Renegade/Mr. K, Sabu
Rushing Beat: Wendy Milan (taunt)
Streets of Rage: Barbon and Jet(SoR/BK 2) added, Skate Hunter updated (made shorter than the 2020 sprites)

All new sprites are now in the image generators, where you can make your own sprite scenes, fake screenshots, etc.

It’s finally here: the first all-Beat ‘Em Up Showcade video is now on the YouTube channel:

I’ve been slowly working towards doing this for years, and it feels good to finally have it done. You’ll see a lot of brand-new sprites and I’ll be adding them to the site over the coming days (there are possibly a few that didn’t appear in the video. I’m so tired now, I don’t even know). Stay tuned, the site updates will be coming soon after you see this!

Happy Birthday to Mike Haggar, Mayor of Earth (formerly Metro City)!

I’ve redone the “raised fists” pose sprite (based on the official art from the first game) in the new style of the two Haggar sprites I added in August and added it to the sprite gallery and image generator! I still need to make some adjustments to all of them, and that’s when Haggar’s optional palettes will return in the image generator.

You’ll see more of the mayor, his friends and more belt scroll legend later this month, because the Beat ‘Em Up Showcade is still on the way!

Expect some all new sprites along with some more do-overs:

So, until then, be good, because Haggar is watching you…

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