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Indie Comics Lineup 1 by alexmax Indie Comics Lineup 1 by alexmax
Ok, here is something *just* slightly different. This time I wanted to do a lineup, in the same style of the DCU lineups I've done, but with characters from some non-DC comics that I like. So, from left to right:

Hellboy: Everyone knows Hellboy, right? I tried to keep his proportions as close to the comics as possible, not human, and not like the animated movies.

Tank Girl: tried to give her a very wiry body type.

Atom Eve: Invincible is the only comic I've been reading religiously since I dropped reading the recent DC material. For some reason, it feels to me like Mark Grayson is the least interesting of all the series' characters, but all the cool secondary characters more than make up for it.

Dylan Dog:Hands down my favorite comic book character behind Superman. Sadly, I haven't read any recent Dylan Dog comics because the italian bookstores here in Venezuela that used to import these, don't anymore. (How unlucky that the same actor was chosen to portray my 2 favorite characters in lame movies).

Judge Dredd: Talking of lame movies... now, I don't know if Dredd is a character I like, or if he is even a character, but I like the visuals of Megacity-1 and the Judges. Also all the black humor and social commentary in those comics.

Hannah Dundee: I became a fan of the videogames (first the beat-em-up and later the PC game) before I ever read my first Xenozoic Tales comic. I recently bought the collected edition with all the main Xenozoic storyline. I wish Mark Schultz someday does complete the saga, besides I want to see his current art in sequential form.

Sidney Savage: I more a fan of the artist (J. Scott Campbell) than from the comic itself, but the original Danger Girl mini was lots of fun.

Ok, so most of these are not indie comics! But they are not Marvel or DC! hehehe
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MadnessAbe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
While I like all of Invincible's characters and the character himself, I have to admit that you're right. The supporting characters seem to be more interesting that our title hero, like Allen. 
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alexmax Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Allen is awesome! But I could say that about almost everyone: Robot, Immortal, Cecil, Monster Girl, pretty much every villain: Angstrom Levy, the viltrumites, and a long, long, etc. 

I feel like I should like Mark more, since he is somewhat like a cross between Spider-Man and Superman, but I'm indifferent towards him.
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NuvaPrime Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I note the broads are all scant
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alexmax Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Isn't that true for about 85% of female characters in comics? But hey, look at Hellboy, he's showing some skin too. :B
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NuvaPrime Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, but, like, he's a dude (and he's inhuman)
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alexmax Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
hehe, I was just kidding.
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TheGobo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
dA needs more Atom Eve.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'd have to agree :)
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TheGobo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I dunno 'bout Tank girl though
:V
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alexmax Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
heh, I haven't read the most recent stuff, so I don't know how it is now, but I really like Jamie Hewlett's art.
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TheGobo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Aye, I've seen a bit of the art, but I haven't read the comics in ages.
Pretty much all I remember anymore is the movie,
and that was um...
yeeeaaaahhhh....
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alexmax Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
heheh, yeah, from the movie, I only remember having a crush on Jet Girl (Naomi Watts).
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TheGobo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
lol I'm sorry to hear that,
still, coulda been worse.
Coulda had a crush on a video game character
^^;
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Vecchiastrega Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Hi! Good job! I like your Dylan!!
I'm Italian, and I am a true fan of Dylan Dog!
The movie? Is a blasphemy!!!! Orrible!!! It is ABSOLUTELY NOT a Dylan Dog Movie!!! It is a movie, with a guy who say to call himself Dylan Dog, BUT he is NOT him! He CAN'T BE him! Where is Groucho? When ever Dylan was a fanatic of weapons? He is a PACIFIST, Giuda ballerino!!!!
Sorry, I got myself get carried away... Anyway, nice drawing! I like it!!!
Waiting for more!!
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alexmax Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Io potrei scrivere in italiano, ma la verita e che non e mia lingua. Capisco bennisimo quando leggo e lo sento parlare, lo parlo piu o meno, ma scriverlo e molto piu difficile, senza practica. :)

I haven't seen the movie, and I don't want to watch it! I saw the trailer, and that was enough to tell the movie was nothing like the comic. I always thought that a Dylan Dog movie, if done right, could have been awesome, the comic is/was so cinematic, and easy to adapt to the film medium. I understand how you feel about the movie, that's how I normally feel about superhero comics (Dylan Dog movie too).
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Vecchiastrega Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
I know how you feel about Italian language.... I feel the same thing about english!!! (Thank you, Google translater!! You saved me so many times!!)

Yea, I don't know why, but in the latest years, in Hollywood ther is this mania of making superhero movies... but with the stories totaly upside down!!! One for all... Superman! Argh!!!! And some weeks ago, I went to see Thor... Bad movie, bad actors, bad story... WRONG story... I have to say more??? No, I don't think so....
I didn't see the movie... Me too, I saw the trailer, and later I was too disgusted to go to see it!!!! Again, a Dylan with a mania for weapons, and without Groucho.... is NOT Dylan Dog!!
If you don't know, there was a Dylan Dog Movie some years ago (1994, if I'm not wrong), or better, it was about a Tiziano Sclavi's novella, Dellamorte Dellamore, whose main character appears in some Dylan Dog's specials. It was made with Ruper Everett, the actor that inspired the face of ours nightmare investigator. It was not a great film, but it was very faithful to the original.

Ciao Ciao!!
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alexmax Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
I could have passed the no Groucho thing, because well, they probably were not going to get the rights to use Groucho Marx in the movie. What really irked me was changing the setting from London to New Orleans, and switching Dylan from Englishman to American. London is way more atmospheric.
I've seen Dellamore Dellamorte it was alright, but nothing great.
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C-Abdulio Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Filmographer
So you say Dylan Dog is your favorite character next to Superman? How did you feel about Superman playing Dylan Dog?
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Didn't get to see it, but Bradon Routh is always cool in any role he gets. Your Hellboy is awesome btw.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'll be honest, I have never been able to sit through "Superman Returns", I was hoping for a more contemporary take on the comic (Corporate Luthor, Clark the real persona, Ma and Pa Kent alive, maybe some villain like Parasite or Metallo), and what we got was a sequel to a movie that came out before I was even born. Maybe the next one: "Man of Steel" will be better, but I doubt it.

As for the Dylan Dog movie, hmmm, that's not a Dylan Dog movie. It should have been a true horror movie, equal parts splatter and psychological horror. It should have had the vibe of 70's or early 80's horror movies (Argento, Fulci, Cronenberg, The Exorcist, Texas Chainsaw Massacre) instead they seem to have gone for a Buffy-like vibe.

Nothing against Routh. From interviews I've read, he sounds like a decent guy that got the wrong end of the deal by being involved with Superman Returns.
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C-Abdulio Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Filmographer
Same here actually. It's unfortunate that the Man of Steel's theatrical return after so many years was a retread of previous material by a Donner fanboy instead of a proper reboot. It's even lamer that DC keeps wanting to present Supes in a spectacular fashion asa hero from a bygone age, when two shows (Lois and Clark and </i>Superman:The Animated Series</i>) did a good job highlighting him as a contemperory hero. Maybe MoS will prove me wrong, but the only thing that'll be different this time will be WB using Zak Pen to up the action for those who complains Supes don't do jack, and Nolan to make it grim-dark so he can be like Batman :(
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alexmax Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Like you, I hope Man of Steel proves me wrong, but the combination of Nolan, Snyder and Goyer doesn't bode well. These people who have publicly stated in the past they were not fans of "bright, colored, flying heroes" while promoting their own superhero movies like Batman Begins, Watchmen or Blade 3.

They already released a pic of the new Superman costume, and while better than the one from Superman Returns, it has plenty of problems too.

I'm tired of studios hiring people that say "I've never read a comic book" to make comic book movies. I can't imagine directors adapting a bestselling novel to film saying: "yeah, I never read the novel, but I'm making the movie anyway".
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kotaronin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Tank Girl <3 excelente trabajo
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Otro fan the Tank Girl. ¡Que bien!
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RichBernatovech Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Excellent grouping!
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Just showing I read other comics that are not DC! hehehe
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RichBernatovech Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Cool. Love to see you tackle more Indies. Maybe Grendel or Cry for Dawn? :)
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
I think I will do another "indies" series at some point. Even though I know who Grendel and Dawn are (from a visual standpoint), I've never read any of those comics. I'll do some research if I am to include, at least 1 of them, in a lineup ;)
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TeenTitansMan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011   Digital Artist
Ah yes, the runner ups. The heroes you see around, but keep a lower profile. Good to see they get their own spread.

You design on Hellboy is particularly good.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. Like I said, with Hellboy I wanted it to look like a simplified version of Mignola's art. :)
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NovaBurst Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Very cool Alex!
Nice work!
:)
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Much appreciated.
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RoCueto Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Estan excelentes man, espero algun dia lograr sacar mi propio comic Indie :ahoy:
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
¿y quién no? jajaja.

Bueno, hablando en serio, hoy en día hay la posibilidad de "publicar" tu comic online, y de tener éxito, una vez que tengas un público cautivo, llevarlo a imprenta, y esperar lo mejor. No és fácil, claro, y a estas alturas es un campo superpoblado y competitivo, como todo.

Y no, yo no lo he intentado. Además, Venezuela no dá para eso. Hay su gente que lee comics, pero no se puede considerar, para nada, un "mercado".

Gracias por el comentario.
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RoCueto Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
El mundo en si esta superpoblado, pero habra que hecharle ganas aunque no sea como en los viejos tiempos en los que te podias pagar un departamento dibujando para el periodico :(
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the-sketchman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
ohh si!
atom eve es lo mas. ya quiero volver a verla en la serie de invincible (y al hijo que va a tener con mark)

hellboy tambien es genial. a los demas no los reconosco(tank girl por la pelicula nomas y Judge dreed de nombre)

tu estilo esta mejorando un monton por cierto
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
¡Gracias!

A ver que tal es lo que viene después de Viltrumite War (que no es que haya estado mal Viltrumite War, pero hasta ahora, demasiada pelea y poco de otra cosa). Voy a ser optimista, y tener fé en Kirkman, en que meter un bebé entre Invincible y Atom Eve no va a arruinarlo todo jajaja.

Aunque parezca mentira creo que ví la película de Tank Girl 1 vez en la tv, hace años y no completa. Por lo general las películas basadas en comics, para mi gusto, son un desastre.
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the-sketchman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
lo que pasa con viltrumite war es que alargan mucho algo que deveria ser bastante corto (algo asi como War of the supermen pero que sea bueno xD)
lo del bebe me parese una excelente idea. para mi deverian hacer el protagonista de la serie a Oliver (su traje rojo me encanta) y que mark sea coprotagonista mientras cria a su bebe (darle un bebe me parese una idea espectacular)

yo tank girl no la recorde hasta que todos empesaron a recordarla. y siempre pense que el comic habia salido despues de la pelicula xD
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