Thursday, October 31, 2013


Happy Halloween everyone!!! 
Born in the future during the 30th century, Berta Skye Haris is the beneficiary of a recessive gene in her family that gives its females the innate power to create and control wind currents to various degrees. As soon as she was old enough, she tried out for the Legion of Super-Heroes as Nightwind. As Nightwind she became a senior student and a veteran of Legion tryouts, while an excellent student with a quite and reserved demeanor.  She became close friends with the amphibian student Lamprey, who also joined the Academy at the same time. She had shown her value during this time, however she, along with many of her old Academy classmates were killed during the invasion of Xolnar by Dominator forces.
The BG titled Dark night full moon from the blog As usual I went over it to make it match my character better.
It seemed the perfect candidate for a Halloween Legionnaire post!
Don't eat too much candy...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Stone Boy

Stone Boy was born Dag Wentim on the planet Zwen. All people on the planet Zwen can petrify their bodies into stone. They developed this ability to put themselves into suspended animation for their planets six-month long nights. Dag's hair is not affected by the transformation. Also, while Stone Boy is in his petrified form, he cannot move. Through practice and concentration Dag can turn just part of his body into stone, such as his fist. He tried out for the Legion of Super-Heroes, but was rejected when his power was deemed too static to accomplish anything positive. Along with several other failed applicants, he helped to form the Legion of Substitute HeroesIn the "Five Years Later" Legion continuity, Stone Boy is shown to have gained the ability to move while in stone form. 
Originally I was gonna post some joke about him being a stoner, but since I had an accident at home where all my pond fish died I'm very sad and in no mood for joking around.
This beautiful BG was originally done by my friend Alex Ruiz, check out his website for some other great artwork at I did go over a little to match the character better. And since the original Stone Boy's design was orange I thought it was somewhat Halloween related. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Variable Lad

Real name Oaa Tseldor, Oaa's ability allowed him to acquire practically any super power he could desire one at a time. It was hinted that these power changes were random, though Oaa at times did demonstrate a cognizant choice in abilities he was summoning. During the course of his tenure at the Legion Academy, he appeared to be limited to assuming only physical abilities. Whenever Variable Lad adapted a new power, his physical form also mutated into a state that capitalized on the ability. No known limitation was placed on the length of time he could assume a form. The BG Chuzhaya Planeta by Ppoverxnost ( It's almost like I've been doing somewhat Halloween related characters. Love it! I'm currently working on a very Halloween looking Legionnaire piece!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


It seemed appropriate to do Monstress near Halloween. I didn't want to do the green version since that looked too much like She Hulk! The background Film BG was colored by Young Joons. I added a few little details. Now, for the character bio...
Candi Pyponte-Le Parc III was born with pure white skin and had brown hair. She discovered that her beloved father had impoverished workers in his labor farms which numbered in the hundreds. She was shocked by this revelation, not agreeing with it and doing her best to rally for the workers. Candi's appearance was radically changed when a gene bomb exploded in one of her father's plants, transforming her into a hued giantess. Discovering super strength and invulnerability, Candi adopted the name Monstress. As one of the few denizens of the planet with superpowers she was then recruited into the Legion of Super-HeroesCandi took on the big sister-type role towards many of the Legionnaires. Strong, compassionate, sweet, and honest. As a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, Monstress was also given a Legion flight ring, transuit, and telepathic ear plugs. 
After an epic adventure in an alien galaxy Element Lad was found. Element Lad had become a changed man after being lost in both time and space. He had been alone for billions of years, his way of thinking greatly altered and believing himself to be the Progenitor of the entire galaxy. When he found out his old friend Monstress wasn't one of his creations, he deemed her a "variant" and killed her. Monstress was mourned by her teammates and a statue was erected in her honor on Legion World. RIP.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Quantum Queen

She may not be a Legionnaire to my knowledge all thou was good to take a break and do some other character. Specially since I was inspired at my fellow burner Gita Salem's fashion show this past weekend after being exposed to so much beauty, as a result I came up with this. I based her facial features after the russian model Xenia Tchoumitcheva. The Bg Sci-fi residential map was made by EzMeow. I hardly retouched it. 
Quantum Queen's full origin story has never been revealed, and even her real name and homeworld are still unknown. Before the Crisis on Infinite Earths, she was a member of the Wanderers, a futuristic team of adventurers that existed during the time of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 30th century. Quantum Queen possessed formidable powers: she could control quantum energy, even to the extent that she could turn her body into that form of energy. The Wanderers became renowned for their exploits and inevitably they crossed paths with the Legion of Super-Heroes. The two teams immediately became friends. 
The whole team of wanderers was murdered by creatures created by Clonus and burdened with guilt over their deaths, he decided to bring them back to life via cloning. He augmented their powers during the cloning process. She eventually left the Wanderers to seek personal fame and fortune. She signed with a galactic talent agency located on Hypeworld, a highly commercialized planet specializing in galaxy-wide entertainment and merchandising. Her story goes on setting things right for being used by the same agency. The Wanderers current whereabouts are unknown. DC's 30th-century universe has been rebooted three times since, and Quantum Queen has yet to make an appearance in the current continuity.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ferro Lad

Andrew Nolan of Earth is Ferro Lad. He is known in later continuity simply as FerroAndrew Nolan is a metahuman with the power to transform himself into living iron. He has a twin brother named Douglas who has the same power. Both twins have deformed faces as a side effect of the mutation that gave them their powers, so both wear iron masks. He first appears in Adventure Comics #346 (July 1966); he joined at the same time as Princess Projectra, Karate Kid and Nemesis Kid. Ferro Lad was only a Legionnaire for a short time when he was killed destroying the Sun-Eater with a bomb in Adventure Comics #353. His self-sacrifice to save the galaxy made him legendary, despite his short tenure as a Legionnaire. 
In post-Zero Hour continuity he is known as Ferro and comes from 20th century Earth. In Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 2) #300, an alternate universe is glimpsed by Andrew Nolan's brother, Douglas. Here, it is shown that shortly after Andrew's death against the Sun-Eater, Douglas became the second Ferro Lad in a parallel timeline. Enough history!
I've decided to use this BG from, unfortunately I really don't know the name of the artist who painted this beauty. Of course I modified it a bit to work with Ferro Lad a bit better.
Rest in peace Andrew.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Gravity Kid

Gravity Kid enrolled in the latest class at the Legion Academy, alongside Chemical KidDragonwing,Variable Lad, and returning student Comet QueenGravity Kid was created by Paul Levitz and Phil JimenezHe was one of the more serious students about becoming a Legionnaire, often staying at the Academy while his classmates broke curfew. Those studious habits led to him sometimes resenting his more reckless classmates, as Tel was more the kind of student who woke up early before class to work out or do personal training exercises. At some point, he entered into a relationship with senior Academy student Power BoyTel possesses the ability to manipulate the gravity fields around himself or other objects. He can make a person light as a feather or increase their gravity field that they're too heavy to even sit up under their own strength. While his control of his powers seems adequate, his zealousness to prove himself has caused him to accidentally use his abilities on his teammates who are in the way. When negating his own gravity field, Gravity Kid is able to hover and even fly without the aid of a Legion flight ring.
The background "Futuristic Room" was made by  aurora2109green. I went over it a little.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Power Boy

In the 30th century, Jedediah Rikane was a student in the Legion Academy, a training program developed and financed by the United Planets super-team - the  Legion of Super-Heroes, based on Earth. Jed was born with control over his body's density, an ability that gives him super-strength, partial invulnerability, and purple skin. He remained at the Academy for many years, taking part in several training missions and waiting patiently for a chance to tryout for the Legion of Super-Heroes. After being rejected for membership he later became an instructor in the United Planets Militia Academy on Xolnar where eventually he was killed by a Khund warrior commando while defending its pluridium mines. Jed was born a mutant with particular control over his body's density which as he gains mass his physical attributes increase dynamically. This mass altering property to his powers causes a few specific effects including the ability of superhuman strength, a moderate amount of invulnerability, and a purple skin tone. The increase in his mass also changes his physical appearance causing Jed to have a massively muscled body and a stocky appearance.
When I found out this character was gay I was shocked. For the record I'm straight all thou I'm not homophobic. If I decided to draw all legionnaires I realized I was gonna have to draw the gay characters too. What Legionnaire should I draw next?
This beautifully painted bg was done by Razor B. I modified it a little for Power Boy.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Princess Projectra

That's right girl, talk to the hand! 
Created by Jim Shooter, she first appeared in Adventure Comics #346 (July 1966).
Projectra is a member of the royal family of the low-tech planet Orando, and possesses the superhuman ability to generate illusions affecting all five senses. During her membership in the LSH, she met, fell in love with, and married the martial artist Karate Kid. After her father King Voxv died, she fought her cousin Pharoxx and her mentor Hagga, who sought to usurp the throne. Afterward she became Queen Projectra of Orando, and she and Karate Kid became reserve members of the Legion of Super-Heroes. When the Legion of Super-Villains invaded Orando, Nemesis Kid defeated Karate Kid in personal combat and killed him. Projectra subsequently killed Nemesis Kid in revenge, claiming royal privilege to do so even though it violated the Legion's code against killing. She resigned from the Legion of Super-Heroes during Karate Kid's funeral and used the Legion of Super-Villains' warp devices to take Orando to another dimension to preserve them from 30th century technology and dangers. I'm not even going to mention the post Zero hour Reboot or the Threeboot or the Post Infinity Crisis. 
All thou I may take a crack at Sensor Girl one day. The BG was done by Aigik, I modified it a little.
I was amazed by a Legion fan who contacted me in regards of my previous post and share some extra info about the character. Thanks to that I updated Crystal Kid's post. It's good to know some people actually take their time to read my posts. "Excelsior"
I realized the Legion fans are a Legion of their own, I didn't know they were so many. It feels good to know I'm not alone! 
I think I'm going to draw Power Boy next...

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Crystal Kid

Let's be crystal clear, I like exploring new concepts, to actually come up with new ideas and create. That's the fun part along with my freedom. I would love to make every fan happy with my "personal" adaptation of this characters, but unfortunately that is a little unrealistic. 
I found this BG in google, under "ice cave" and painted the crystals to match Crystal Kid.
The character, Bobb Kohan was a young boy on a family picnic on a glories summer day when puberty kicked in. Bobb's mutant power to create crystal or transmute other objects into crystal surfaced... turning his grandfather into a statue of crystal.  When he became old enough he went straight  to enjoy the camaraderie of other super-powered youths and have a shot at the Legion of Super-Heroes membership as the Crystal Kid.  Crystal Kid, along with Lamprey and Nightwind trained with Wildfire.  After Wildfire trounced them in a sparring match, he confided in the three his true tragic past.  A past he had not shared with other members of the Legion.  Crystal Kid's confidence was boosted, and he, along with Nightwind and Lamprey decided not to give up trying to join the Legion. Bobb was always willing to learn, but also too quick to action, a trait that has gotten him into more trouble than it ever got him out of.  However this same thirst to learn drove him into the Legion Academy, here as a student he would hone all the skills needed to become a true hero. While concentrating, Crystal Kid can create constructs made of crystal.  He can use this in a variety of ways, offensively or defensively.  However, these constructs quickly disappear if his concentration wavers.
Between the end of The Magic Wars (Legion Vol 3, #63) and the grim Giffen version (Legion Vol 4, #1), there was a five-year gap during which a so-called crisis called Black Dawn occurred, resulting in the disbanding of the Legion. During this period, many new Legionnaires joined up, including Crystal Kid.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Founding Members

On this piece I re-touched part of my previous Legion artwork and made it into a new one, I'm doing my best to be economical about my free time for this Blog. I was also experimenting to see how would my characters look together. 
I redesign their outfits so they somewhat match the animated TV show version and they are from the same universe continuity. Saturn Girl looks different from my original the most, I kind of re-drew her a lot. I was wondering what would she look like in the animated style but with a giant pony tail.
Same BG I used for Ultra Boy,  I think it was made by Andree Wallin. I changed a few things, many things actually. I added a lot more elements to make it look different and match my characters. 
The original Legion of Super Heroes first appears in Adventure Comics #247 (April 1958), and was created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino. Initially, the team was closely associated with the original Superboy (Superman when he was a teenager), and was first portrayed as a group of time travelers who frequently visited him,  Lightning BoySaturn Girl, and Cosmic Boy. In later years, the Legion's origin and back story were fleshed out, and the group was given prominence on par with Superboy's in a monthly comic.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Night Girl

Night Girl real name Lydda Jath is a member of the Legion of Substitute Heroes, and of the most recent incarnation of the Legion of Super-Heroes. She first appeared in Adventure Comics #306 (March 1963). Night Girl is a native of the planet Kathoon, a world which is in perpetual darkness, heated by an internal power source. Lydda has super strength, given to her by her scientist father, but only at night or in deep shadow. Her powers were negated by the presence of ultra-violet energy. Killing (or at least heavily injuring) creatures made of tangible shadow seemingly allows her to temporarily absorb their essence into herself and convert it into super strength. Since her super powers are often unavailable, she has trained extensively and is a very capable hand-to-hand combatant.

For this outfit I chose to mix some of her original ones and come up with a new one. I'm not following any continuity or any particular costume. I like designing new stuff, you know. I was inspired by Benicio da Fonseca's art on her face.
I didn't paint the background, I went over it. It's called  City of the night by Colin Geller. He is a great artist. It seemed like the perfect BG for her.
I hope someone actually reads this post before they go bananas on criticism or complement me on what a great job I did on painting this background, lol.
Hope you dig it. Chau

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

GL Rond Vidar

And one for the Legion homies. After reading some Legion fans comments at the Bits of Legionnaire Business page in facebook on some of my art, I realized most people never read my posts here in my art blog. So I felt compelled to do something about it for just this one time. Seriously, if I had to do every Legionnaire in every costume there was for each character, I would never finish trying to draw them all in my lifetime. Besides it would be like finding a needle in a haystack if I had to make everyone happy, that's nearly impossible. I usually give a brief comment in most of my posts on why I did something to that particular character. That would explain the mind frame behind my personal creative choices. Besides I always give the background artist the deserved credit. For the most part I paint over a pre-existent background modifying it to fit my character better. I found this BG in a wall paper website ( ), it's the Crown Nebula. If I had to paint every single background from scratch it would take me a looong time and this purely for fun and none profitable daily job would not be possible in the timely manner that it is. That's the best part of fan art, freedom. Generally I change one thing or another and come up with something new. Since I am a character designer I enjoy coming up with new ideas. Sometimes I like the original design and some other times I like blending my personal preferences. I enjoy my creative freedom. 

The interesting thing about my previous Tyroc is, I did look at the animated series for reference. If I did it "just" like in the animated series I wouldn't be redesigning anything then. Like I mention before I was creating something new, a bit more realistic. No offense intended to the hard core fans.
Anyhow, thanks for your comments and facebook likes, much appreciated. 

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Bouncing Boy

30th century hero Bouncing Boy is the Legionnaire with the heart of gold and girth of a basketball. His sole power is the ability to inflate and bounce with amazing agility and resistance.

While working for a scientist on 30th Century Earth, Chuck Taine accidentally drank an experimental super-plastic fluid while watching a sports event. The fluid drastically altered his body, giving him the power to inflate into a spongy round shape that could bounce and ricochet without harm. Accidental interfering with the event, he quickly made his exit and decided to try out for the Legion of Super-Heroes. Chuck tried out twice for the team and was rejected both times. After defeating an electrical villain because he wasn't grounded, Chuck took the name Bouncing Boy and was invited to join the Legion of Super Heroes finally. His good humor and charming personality eventually led him to proclaiming himself Legion 'Morale Officer'.
I wish I knew the name of the artist for this beautifully painted background. I hardly changed anything on this one. I found it at
I wanted to stick to the original character design but at the same time I really liked what was done with the animated version. So I did my best to blend both into one.
Legionnaire number 41 and a whole lot more to come...