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DCU Vol.7: The Injustice Gang by alexmax DCU Vol.7: The Injustice Gang by alexmax
More Villains. This time, it's the Injustice Gang. I wanted to make a lineup with, what I feel are, the most iconic arch-enemies for each of these guys. Inspired in large part by what Grant Morrison did during the Rock of Ages storyline.

Ra's Al Ghul: Since Lex Luthor already appeared in a lineup, and it was an all-Superman badguys lineup, I thought: "Who else could pull the trick of forming an Injustice Gang? Who has that kind of resources?" Well, Ra's could do it.

The Joker: Who else? Mostly inspired in Dave McKean's Joker from "Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth". In my opinion the best Joker story ever, with The Killing Joke. Yep, better than The Dark Knight movie.

Cheetah: Just added a jungle-bikini to the modern Cheetah. Looks more feral than in a track suit.

Doctor Light: Had a hard time coming up with Kyle's most iconic nemesis. Alex Nero? Major Force? No. To me, the most interesting bad guy was none other than Hal Jordan. Of course Hal redeemed himself by reigniting the sun during Final Night (and not during the uber-retcon known as Rebirth). Anyways, in Rock of Ages Doctor Light is Rayner's opposite, and he did appear in Green Lantern comics in the 90's. I tried to incorporate some of the 90's look to the Silver Age version.

Black Manta: Such a cool looking baddie. Gave him a scuba-like wetsuit, so it wasn't just plain black.

Captain Cold: In Rock of Ages they used Mirror Master, and Flash's nemesis is Gorilla Grodd (who I plan to use in another lineup)... but I like Captain Cold better.

Scorch: This was another case of not knowing who was the main villian for MMH. I first thought of a White Martian, but white martians are an army, not just 1 guy. Then I figured I should draw Fernus, but Fernus is just another identity of J'onn... so I chose Scorch, who is technically a Superman villain, but she controls hellfire, and unleashed (unwillingly) Fernus. Yes, she is in the same pose seen in the cover for JLA #84.

**edit: don't think anyone will notice or care, but had to change Scorch's background.**
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:iconwnter06:
wnter06 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
nice
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TotalGamingTroll2001 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I want all of these guys in injustice 2
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analothor2 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
a fine piece
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TheComicCrafter Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know what it is, but something about this Joker's face scares me. Also, Captain Cold looks like he REALLY needs some anti-depressants.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
Ha! He really does look sad.

As for Joker's face, that's all in Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth. I tried to capture how The Joker looked in that graphic novel.
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TheComicCrafter Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, NOW I know why that Joker face seemed familiar.
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Rushmore1673 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

Check my posts

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:iconrushmore1673:
Rushmore1673 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome bro!
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Rushmore1673 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Great lineup. This gang NEEDS to team up in the comics 
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Endless-Not Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excuse me while I mass-favourite this whole set wowww. Love the style!
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alexmax Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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TheDUDERulez Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Didn't Scorch become J'onn's girlfriend at some point?
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alexmax Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yep, during the "Trial by Fire" arc by Joe Kelley and Doug Mahnke. That's the storyline I was refering to as the justification to use Scorch as J'onn's counterpart in this group of baddies.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Awesome one
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alexmax Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
:thanks:
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superuk Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
i am adding the Injustice Gang for my earth 14 idea kind of like Gobra from GI joe
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Ladytalon1 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
I love how you've mixed all the different costumes that Dr. Light has worn in all his different incarnations.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. I felt one of the costumes was too retro, and the other was too "bad 90's" (and I'm with the minority that thinks the 90's comics were not bad, for DC at least), so I made an hybrid. :B
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dc1978 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Major Force killed Kyle's girlfirend. That puts him in the top five of Green Lantern's enemies.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Major Force... added to the "To Do" list. :)
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crossfire778 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
Major Force: #1 Captain Atom villain
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LadyDemon389 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Must...nt...tough...giant...gun...in...Joker's...hand...
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alexmax Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, kinda cheesy, I know. I'm not a fan of the Burton Batman movies, but that's what I went for. It was that or a gun with a retractile boxing glove. :B
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LadyDemon389 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
*ishnot complaining*
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Ellocobruja Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
I like it.
Although I would have went Circe over Scorch.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
You are the 2nd person that suggests I should include Circe in a lineup! I'll have to keep that in mind. I chose scorch because I already had Cheetah as the counterpart for Wonder Woman, and I couldn't figure out a good villain to represent MMH's rogue gallery, so I cheated and picked another Superman bad guy, er, bad gal.
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jakester2008 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Love the joker!:D
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you. I tried to give him a face somewhat different from what we've seen in cartoons and closer to the comics, yet stylized.
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jakester2008 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Student General Artist
Its hard to do that lol
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kevbrett Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
this is amazing! I love it! loving the little backgrounds as well, really adds to it. Awesome
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:iconalexmax:
alexmax Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Dwilesjr Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
a fine line up I loved the line up used in Rock OF Ages I do like the idea here with Ras putting together an Injustice Gang
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!

I always hate that I might sound a little too self-important by explaining why I pick which characters for every line-up, after all, it's only fanart... but I thought it was better if I kept each lineup themed, and not just random characters.
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NovaBurst Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Awesome, love it!
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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