August 28th, 2017

Today would’ve been the 100th birthday of the late, great King of Comics, Jack Kirby, and this update is filled with characters that he co-created (alongside Joe Simon or Stan Lee) or created himself. I’ve based sprites on his poses over the years because he was able to breathe a fully dynamic sense of life into his characters that they almost seemed to move on the page. In a Jack Kirby comic, every run was a breakneck dash, every punch was a haymaker and even the taunts seemed dangerous. He turned every attribute up to ten (or beyond) in the same way that fighting game sprite artists did years later. We comic fans owe him a lot and this update is in his honor. With this being the 100th birthday, I felt that I had to do more than usual, so I hope you enjoy this tribute to his work.

Custom Sprites
Marvel: Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch, the Thing, Thor, Ant-Man, the Wasp (new outfits & fixes for the 2016 sprite), the Silver Surfer, Medusa, M.O.D.O.K.
DC: Orion, Big Barda, Darkseid, Granny Goodness

All these sprites, along with some new mini-logos, have been added to the main GFX image Generator, where I made the fake screenshots at the top of this post. I also completely remade all the Marvel face portraits for the Mego card tribute in the main image generator, even the characters who already had Capcom sprites.

edit: after a bit of rest, I’ve added the mini-logos to their galleries. Marvel gets Ant-Man, Medusa, MODOK and two for the Silver Surfer. DC gets Big Barda, Granny Goodness, Orion, and OMAC.

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