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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2013 edited
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    You have been hired to revive, remake and remodel a beloved character from comic past. The writer, however, is incredibly busy and has gone in to The Writing Tomb. The writer can't be contacted and all you hear coming from the Tomb is crying. However the writer, acknowledging that you have to put together some promo material to keep people happy, emerged briefly to hand you the following description of MYSTICO. It reads:

    "Restored to life through Dr. Slade's vita-ray, Mystico, a seer of ancient Egypt, has placed his magic powers at the service of humanity." Now, based out of a club, he works with the American and British governments to protect freedom. He receives psychic messages from the old gods, he has magic-based telekinesis (to the degree that he can use skyscrapers as javelins), and he has various other plot-device powers, although creatures from pre-historic times, like the monstrous Amphisaur that sinks various naval ships, are immune to his powers. Mystico fights invisible gangsters and giant gangsters, insane would-be world tyrants and their man-ape sidekicks, Dr. Slade (a skull-face Mad Scientist plotting against America), Dr. Nevins (a long-time student of witchcraft who summons harpies from the distant past in order to conquer the world), and Zarbu, a Turkish sorcerer released from entombment who plans to conquer America. Mystico appears in stories with titles like "The Element of Fear," "Nick Wolve and the Dinosaur Egg," and "Ottmar Lutz's Meteor Magnet."



    So there you have it. An ancient Egyptian Seer brought back to life in modern day and working with the government to protect Earth from some incredibly crazy shit.

    What's he look like?

    GO.

    THE RULES:

    This is for ART ONLY. Any pen-portraits, or crappy scribbles padded-out with words, will cause a deployment of the newly-trained Urethral Attack Maggot/Arse Eel hybrid. And a banned account.

    No stock-photo manipulation. No half-arsed bollocks. Anything deemed to be piss-takery will be nuked from orbit. Original photography is fine.

    No more than ONE submission by any one person.

    NOTE: I'm going to be a little vague on the deadline because I want to see as many entries here as possible. You have my promise though, that future R/R's will be a lot of fun.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2013 edited
     (11100.2)
    he has magic-based telekinesis (to the degree that he can use skyscrapers as javelins)


    Because of course he does.

    Also hell YES.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2013 edited
     (11100.3)
    A bit of Googling of "Mystico" has turned up:

    A Luchador wrestler

    as well as



    and

    this
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2013
     (11100.4)
    @johnjones, and if that inspires you for YOUR PERSONAL INTERPRETATION, awesome.

    But show me the final product, not the research!
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    (You better not piss Oldhat off. I have seen her choke two grown men at once, one in each hand.)
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2013
     (11100.6)
    (I was one of the grown men. It was not as much fun as it looked.)

    (...which isn't to say it wasn't fun at all.)
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2013 edited
     (11100.7)
    SHADDAP AND DRAW OR PAINT OR DO HEROIN WHATEVER IT IS YOU ARTIST TYPES DO.
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    deadlines first, no wait, vanilla coke first, deadline second and then doodling for this
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2013
     (11100.9)
    Is Robin/Oldhat channeling Ellis a litte too well? ; )
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    Hmmm? What? Did somebody say "re-something"?
    • CommentAuthorkmcleod
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2013
     (11100.11)
    Is this okay with Horrible Warning Si?
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2013 edited
     (11100.12)
    Here's what I wrote in the Open Mic thread:

    Well now.

    Our Extreme Overlord Si is finding himself incredibly damn busy, what with acquiring more Urethral Attack Maggots, directing an ape who can shoot and other things he can't talk about (Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies) and it seems that I have been given permission to open up a few threads, the Open Mic being one of them.

    You can think of me as a bartender, keeping the place clean while the boss is out of town if that helps. Either way, I must say that I'm excited to be allowed to do this.




    So yes kids, we can play, though always remembering that Si runs things and can come in to throw Urethral Attack Maggots at any moment. Like RIGHT NOW FOR INSTANCE LOOK BEHIND YOU AUGH-no, just kidding. But he will do that, watch out.
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2013
     (11100.13)
    "Dr. Nevins"?

    Is that some kind of atemporal reference to a certain Mr Jess Nevins late of these parts?
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2013 edited
     (11100.14)
    @Sneak, I actually grabbed Mystico from Jess' wonderful Encyclopedia of Golden Age Superheros. K

    EDIT: "I didn't make up "Dr. Nevins"--that was in the original comics. When it comes to encyclopedia work I don't mess around." - Jess Nevins
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2013
     (11100.15)
    I figured it might have come via his mighty tome but I really like the idea that he's retro-actively inserting himself into the timelines of various golden-age heroes.

    /digression
    • CommentAuthorkmcleod
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2013
     (11100.16)
    Thanks, oldhat.
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      CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2013 edited
     (11100.17)
    Oh fun. I have like maybe ten minutes a week I can spend drawing these days, but I might take nine of them to do something horrible to all your eyes...
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2013 edited
     (11100.18)
    I am working on mine. Pencils and inks done.
    Roller derby this weekend, so I'll squeeze in as much work as I can on it.
    That is all...
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2013 edited
     (11100.19)
    Now, based out of a club, he works with the American and British governments to protect freedom. He receives psychic messages from the old gods, he has magic-based telekinesis (to the degree that he can use skyscrapers as javelins)

    So maybe, US Government, hiring the club magician who's maybe a bit depressed about being a club magician, who has voices talking to him, and can toss buildings around...MAYBE not the best guy to put on the payroll. Because WHEN he loses his shit... Just sayin'...
    • CommentAuthordnewling
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2013 edited
     (11100.20)
    @Oldhat: great to see the R&R challenge back. I've been itching to try out a new art technique I have found on it!