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Superoon by wbd Superoon by wbd
Superoon is humanity's protector and stands firm against the attacks of the nefarious Roog!

The esteemed archaelogist George Hamstead discovered the plans for Superoon amongst an ancient factory with technology out of place for the time and far in advance of anything seen since. With the help of his best friend, the millionaire boat builder Lorne Paulson, he built Superoon and the important Roog infiltration detector.

Fate chanced that their two sons, who attended the same high school (and fought over the same girl), would be the best pilots for the battle machine. But how to get the sports-minded Henry and science-inclined Toby to set aside their rivalry over Polly for long enough to do so?

Beside Superoon hovers his powerful Missile Mace, which can strike and return on his command.

Art Notes

I've been working on mecha design for my comic work, but I came to the realization that just like the Japanese robot anime series had to build from simpler designs to more complex ones, I need to do the same. I need to develop a mecha style of my own that builds from a simple base.

That's why Superoon is so simple in design- it has to be something that a team of harried animators can quickly draw so that this week's battle gets on the television in time. I picked the early to mid seventies for the time period.

What I'd like to do is draw a new, slightly more advanced design each week- not necessarily of Superoon- so I can progress just like the mecha anime system did.
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ZShade Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
It's pretty good, but I think it could use some more primary colors to make it ';pop' off the toy shelves into the hearts and wallets of kids everywhere.
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wbd Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe the revision can be a bit brighter. I wanted to work in the Colonial Republic flag colors for this one- a bit of metastory there that it's a series that ran there.
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Battosai16 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student General Artist
Kinda cool man.
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wbd Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Battosai16 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student General Artist
No prob.
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bar1scorpio Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
At least he has understandable knees. Look back on so many of those early "super robots" and.. how the hell did they really move, or keep their balance?
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wbd Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe they had gloved extensions around the knees or something.
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bar1scorpio Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Worse yet, the hips. 1-inch clearance on each side of the hips underneath a huge 1-piece metal skirt...
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Xenosnake Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
HEHE!! XD Yup take it slow. d(^_^d)
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wbd Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'll have to do a lot of work on it, but it'll be fun.
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