“Plucked” illustrated by Wally Wood. From Weird Science v2 #17 1953.
This is my entry for Project Rooftop’s “Fantastic Four: Fashion Forward” contest.
For me the Fantastic Four have been explorers and adventurers rather than urban crimefighters, so I came up with this idea for a cross between Star Trek and Super Sentai uniforms. I figured that since the FF would be first response to giant monster attacks or anything weird or science related in New York that their uniforms should have an easily identifiable top portion. When people see those white collar/shoulders they know that help is on the way.
A big thank you goes out to Brian Kane for his invaluable suggestion about altering the logo. I was quite proud of my design which used the letter “F” turned on its side to create the number “4” as well, but his recommendation of intersecting the two, opened all sorts of possibilities with positive and negative space, not to mention made the whole thing more compact. Not to mention it kind of looks like a cross between the Facebook “F” (with the white character in a blue box) and the Apple Logo with a piece removed from the whole and repositioned on top.
This was a lot of fun for me, and hope you enjoy as well.
The Fantastic Four by Paolo Rivera
This is without exaggeration one of my all-time most favorite comic book pages. I remember the day I read this, where I was and how much I loved it.
Batman Adventures Holiday Special.
Guarnido, ex animator extraordinaire, reconverted as a comic artist, forever my master.