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DC Universe Vol.3: The Wards by alexmax DC Universe Vol.3: The Wards by alexmax
The Wards, the pupils, the squires. The teenaged relatives or partners of the big guns. Less teen titans and more Young Justice, with Supergirl and Batgirl acting as chaperones to the teen heroes.

Robin: Tim Drake, basically an amalgamation of his different uniforms.

Superboy: Kon-El, the original costume without the fat: no jacket, belts, straps, etc.

Batgirl: I know Barbara Gordon is not comtemporary the the rest of the characters (she should be in a wheel-chair :hmm:) but it's hard to beat a red-headed Batgirl. I didn't like much "The Batman", from the little I saw, but their Batgirl design was neat, which I figure was inspired by the 60's tv series.

Impulse: What Bart Allen wore before and during his Young Justice days.

Supergirl: I almost went with the latter Linda Danvers outfit (the one with the gloves and midriff tee, that was based on STAS), but instead went with what I think is the best of the many Supergirl uniforms, the one from the late 80's and 90's.

Wonder Girl: A little of everything for her. She changes uniforms every couple of years, so I picked and chose what I liked from all the different versions.

Mary Marvel: Went with the white uniform, and made her a little younger than the others. I didn't know who to draw as the 7th of this group, was thinking of Donna Troy, Starfire (who is not a pupil of any major hero, but had the Teen Titans connection)... then I read on Wikipedia that Mary Marvel predates Supergirl, as the female spin-off of a major superhero.

Next up: the some JSA, or heroes that work solo! :D
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Now that I know you're still out there, I saw fit to continue my reviews:

Batgirl: Perhaps it's only right that my favorite design of the bunch goes up first, but there it is. Drawing on Batgirl's solid "The Batman" design was a good choice, and if anything it looks better here in your style. I love the different shades of purple, with the very dark going well with the very light. The thigh-high boots with heels are especially nice, but my favorite detail of all is the cool twirling motion with the "ball and rope" thing she's got there. So in all, a winner.

Impulse: Pretty solid all around. You used his classic look, which is an okay superhero costume in my mind. You captured it well, and I find it interesting that you went for a fairly static pose for a speedster. It does capture his self-absorbed nature and confidence rather well though. I will say that his huge smile and eyes in conjunction with that insane hairdo do make him look vaguely like a cartoon monkey, but then again that's probably only right for the character, isn't it?

Supergirl: Another winner. Everything from the costume to the hair to the pose to even the background is spot-on. Not really sure WHAT else to say here, since it's all been nailed so nicely. The one possible point of change might be the facial expression, which seems rather severe for a character I usually associate with being casual and down to Earth, but otherwise, this is a home-run.

Robin: I'm going to confess that I almost always hate red and green color schemes due to the Christmas feel they give off. I understand that's been commonplace with Robin for years (since the beginning, even), and he is thus one of the only times I tolerate it. As it stands, the design here is pretty good, only with the belt worn the way it is, it makes it look like he's wearing tights. I've already expressed my hatred for the "undies on the front" look elsewhere, so I won't belabor a point. And frankly, outside of that Tim's looking good. The pose is what you want for an action-oriented main hero who's got confidence and a willingness to fight the bad guys, and I like the inclusion of the staff. The staff is always cool.

Wonder Girl: I actually kind of hate this character, so it's hard to not let that bias influence me TOO much. As it is, barring the bracelets (which, I will admit look good), the very casual outfit isn't for me. I will say to your credit though that it's well drawn, and accurate to the comics (which in general seems to be what you're striving for), so I'll give points for that. The one thing that's definitely not doing it for me though is the face. To me, there's something rather odd with how her face looks there. Honestly, it looks a little too masculine, I think. But not masculine as in a buff man, more masculine as in a weasely, shifty-eyed looking man. 

Superboy: And here's a character who I hated in the 1990s specifically. I will give you credit though, you actually made the costume here look pretty dang good. AND, you got rid of the shades and the horrendously bad "Mushroom Cut". All that remains is to get rid of that so-stupid-it-hurts earring, and you will have completely fixed my least favorite take on Superboy ever. Nice job with the pose and correct musculature too.

Mary Marvel: And we end on a good note. The face, pose, and background are all flawless, and the costume design is very nice. White and gold go very well together, and I think it reflects Mary's goodness and idealism-fueled heroism rather well. Of course, the classic red and gold would have also worked, but I've got nothing bad to say about the look chosen. So overall, another one of the best in this line-up.

Overall, I think that this, like the Justice League Reserves, was a stronger piece on the whole, with even the characters I don't like being well-drawn and well-portrayed overall. I don't see a single design here that I would say is completely bad. So well done.
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Darijka Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Flash haha XD
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Jyger85 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So you ever gonna do ones for the additional wards/Titans? Like Black Bat, Spoiler, Red Bird (Damian Wayne), Jessie Quick, Kara Zor-El, Damage, Argent, Skitter, Risk, Bunker, Solstice, Hot Spot, Jericho, Danny Chase, and Prysm? (Sorry, still on something of a Titans kick after Linkara's March of the Titans, lol)
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alexmax Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
As of right now, I don't have a plan for more Titans, but that might change. Never say never.

Thanks for showing some interest. :)
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Jyger85 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okey dokey lokey! ^_^
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Awesome work
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alexmax Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
:thanks:
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argentinosjuniors Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
buenisimo tu trabajo, es bueno ver algo nuevo tuyo, fantastico, espero que produzcas mas, que sigas bien.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Gracias. En este momento estoy ocupado con un proyecto de publicidad, además del trabajo normal, pero en lo que tenga tiempo trataré de hacer algo cool para mostrar por acá.
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Bent-Lantern Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Doode!
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alexmax Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
:)
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superuk Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
man i have bean looking for the old young justice comics
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MagicLuvKitty Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Tim looks awesome!
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alexmax Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
:thanks:
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eris-11 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student Writer
Mary Marvel is adorable, and Impulse's trademark anime hair looks friggin' great.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'd probably do Mary's face different today, I was never happy with how her face turned out :-/
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bakausagi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
This is adorable! I love how you drew the young justice kids :D
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alexmax Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. This was done before I had any knowledge of a Young Justice animated show, this is more the Young Justice of the late 90's early 00's :)
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bakausagi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Oh, I'm a fan of the comic myself XD Which is why I was commenting on it! But thank you none-the-less.
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TheWooze19 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
You could have put Speedy. But I like Mary Marvel too.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'll include Speedy soon enough in one of these lineups :)
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Ellocobruja Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
you rock
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alexmax Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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BenRG Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Batgirl, Impulse, Supergirl, Robin, Wonder Girl, Superboy, Ms. Marvel. The new Teen Titans were thus born.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
hehe, well, a Teen Titans lineup like this would be very unbalanced with 4 out of the 7 related to Batman and Superman. :B
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BenRG Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Hey, it isn't Clark and Bruce's fault that the other Leaguers have been so delinquent in meeting their sidekick quotas!
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alexmax Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
... and if you think a little about it, it's amazing DC hasn't put out a comic series about a team made up entirely of super-family and bat-family members (kinda like a Superman/Batman spinoff!). We all know DC sure loves their bat-books! Almost as much as Marvel loves Wolverine.
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BenRG Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
It sells, brother, it sells. ;)

Given that fact, the publisher is left with two choices. Take a known popular franchise and pump out spin-offs until the franchise is exhuasted beyond recovery and stops selling, or make up innovative new titles and take the risk of putting them out and seeing if people like them.

Both these options pay exactly the same

(Note, IMHO, that happened to the X-Men franchise in the 2000s)
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Captain-Sweden Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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alexmax Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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Nifty-D Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I didn`t realize you had more of these! XD *fav*

hehe, Impulse looks like a little Freakazoid there! :heart:
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alexmax Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
I hadn't noticed, but yes, he really does look like Freakazoid. :D

Glad you liked these.

I plan to upload another lineup soon. I hope.
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Agent00Soul Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Mary always seems the happiest to be be a superhero of the entire DC roster. Good job capturing that.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
If I did that it was entirely subconsciously :D Glad you liked it.

I have not remained up to date with my DC comics after Identity Crisis (or as I call it: "the straw that broke the camel's back"), but I read that Mary Marvel is evil now. Bah!
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Agent00Soul Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Yeah - totally ridiculous clutching at straws on DC's part. Like Marvel retconning away Spidey's marriage to Mary Jane.
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agadimitri Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Student
now, that's what im talking about!!!
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TeenTitansMan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010   Digital Artist
Your designs and colors are most superb. The heroes look great amidst those mini-strip backgrounds. :nod:

Great work. Keep it up.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I'll try. :)
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the comment, glad you like it.
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JohnMichael007 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Truly awesome art!!! :) Supergirl looks wonderful- I like her intent expression and ready to act pose. Fantastic job with her Matrix style costume! Batgirl looks very cool whirling her Batarang. The Batman style costume looks great on Barbara! Wonder Girl looks super cute. :) And wonderful job with Mary Marvel- I love how she is flying with a huge smile on her face! I like her white costume style too!
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aixiaolai Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Would you draw Static in the future? Just wondering. XD
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
I don't see why not. My only exposure to Static was when he appeared, aged, in JLU. Let me figure out in which of my "lists" I can squeeze him in. Can't promise I'll draw him soon, but keep an eye open for him. :)
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aixiaolai Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Thanks and I will stay tuned.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
I finally included Static in one of the lineups! Here, check it out! :)
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aixiaolai Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Thanks!
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