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EARTH 2 CRIME SYNDICATE by Jerome-K-Moore EARTH 2 CRIME SYNDICATE by Jerome-K-Moore
WB Animation Character Design, JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS. Pencil, Digital color.

Here's more stuff from the "If You Blinked, You Missed It" department. A while back, for the Direct-To-Video feature, "JUSTICE LEAGUE: Crisis on Two Earths," I was asked to design several other minor level "Made Men." These are super-powered flunky bad guys who help the evil Crime Syndicate control the Earth of another dimension.
In a brief shot, a computer readout displays a roster of character groupings, each headed up by a Syndicate Boss (like Owlman, Ultraman, or Superwoman).
As usual, I decided to have a little more fun with the designs, no matter that these would only be on screen for a second or less.

So, here we have MANHAWK (a Hawkman alternate), MARY MAYHEM (an evil variation of Mary Marvel), MR. HORRIFIC (You can guess that one.), MEGAMORPHO (Too easy!), and THE SHE-BAT (a mix of Man-Bat, and The Catwoman).
Along with the designs, I made up their silly names.

I had fun with these. I hope you get a kick out of them!

*** It must be mentioned that all these character designs were done in a style inspired and approved by Lead Character Designer, Phil Bourassa.

As always, the color choices are mine, and I accept any blame. Haha!

*** At this very moment (2/22/2011), I have been informed of the sudden death of Dwayne McDuffie, the writer of this show, and creator of so many characters in the DC Universe. We are shaken and saddened here at Warner Bros. I pray for strength and comfort for his loved ones in this time of tragedy.
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:iconmalkatraz77:
Malkatraz77 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
totally awesome, love them
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Mentor6pclear Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Wasn't superwoman actually the evil version of Mary Marvel in the film?
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
That's the rumor. ;)
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:iconmentor6pclear:
Mentor6pclear Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
And on the movie she was actually blonde with blue eyes. Kara
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alecris33 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Sweet!!!
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:icontwentyone21w:
Twentyone21w Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
I like the Hawk man mask.
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:iconjon-wood:
Jon-Wood Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"Mr Horrific".

Hee.
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:iconlookwhatlovegaveus:
LookWhatLoveGaveUs Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
It would be cool if She-Bat was a counterpart of Batgirl.  Like maybe young Barbara Gordon wanted to work for Owlman but he wouldn't let her so instead Supewoman took her under her wing and gave her a bat serum.
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Very interesting.
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GAC1970 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Superwoman was originally Wonder Woman's Earth-3 counterpart. In one of the countless variations of the character, she had a secret ID of "Lois Lane." That's only ONE VERSION... I thought the secret ID wasn't necessary since in most storylines the Criminal Syndicate very much hold their entire world hostage and there wouldn't be a point for more powerful members like Ultraman and Superwoman to have secret ID's.
There are reports that Superwoman in the direct-to-video film was intended to be her world's "Mary Marvel" but I never bought that myself. She looks nothing like the Marvel Family character; they have similar powers but that's about it.
Remember, though, that the animated shows often follow their own continuities even though they dip into the original comic book stories.
They never go for straight adaptations because a) it's boring to do the same thing over and over again; b) sometimes people have a new angle that actually works out well for a series and may get incorporated into the comic line; c) most people who watch the TV shows have never read a comic and likely never will... KISS principle which comics (at least Marvel's and DC's) abandoned decades ago.
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janceravner Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Nice job! I'm somewhat obsessed with the Crisis on Two Earths. Just a question, if Mary Mayhem is Mary Marvel's Counterpart, then who is Superwoman's?

P.S. Can I know the names of the lesser-known henchmen/made men?
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:iconnjg12:
njg12 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I have Identified Another! After looking at them, I can deduce that one is an alternate counterpart of the Terrance Sloane Mr. Terrific! Or it could be an alternate Space Ghost. But that doesn't seam very likely.
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:iconnjg12:
njg12 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Scratch that. It actually resembles the Atom a bit more. That is my final answer.
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:iconnjg12:
njg12 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Another! The yellow one is a counterpart of the Kyle Rayner Green Lantern, partially inspired by the Yellow Lantern Bizaro character
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:iconnjg12:
njg12 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
There were a few other made men in Superwoman's list on that screen. I can identify most as counterparts for Wildcat, Sandman, Power Girl, Doctor Fate, Zatanna, Firestorm, Red Tornado, Blue Beetle, Cyborg, and Swamp Thing. What are the other three.
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
You have a sharp eye, and a vast knowledge of DC Comics characters.
Try asking Dusty Abell about those. He designed them. :)
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:iconnjg12:
njg12 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Is He on Deiviantart
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
He is indeed. Just use this doorway on the left: [link]
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:iconnjg12:
njg12 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
He hasn't responded, and i have asked him twice in two days. Is there something you can do to at least get him to answer.
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
No. Dusty is free to do as he chooses, the same as you and me. It could be that he just hasn't seen your messages yet. You must be patient. On the other hand, if he elects not to respond at all, that also is his right, and you must also accept that possibility.
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:iconnjg12:
njg12 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Ok.

Even though you cant say officially, can you at least guess who those characters are.
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:iconnjg12:
njg12 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Is there any other way I can contact Dusty?
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:iconastrocitizen:
astrocitizen Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I would've run with some kinda Golem reference for Metamorho's copy, but I love the closeups all the same :)
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Folstagg Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
hero-to-villain reversal, That's the theme right? so if Catwoman and Man-bat are villains when you put them together, wouldn't you get a villain? and if you reversed this villain, would it not be a hero? Although, your right she does look cool, I think she would end up being a hero on earth 3 instead of a villain.
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:iconfolstagg:
Folstagg Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Some full bodies of these characters would be AWESOME! ... you know, if you have the time. :lol:
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:iconfolstagg:
Folstagg Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I would be honored if you would take a small amount of time whenever is convenient and look through my earth 3 collection to spark ideas or just see what I've done (yes, some of the work is edited versions of your creations, BUT IT IS ONLY A COMPLEMENT! I AM NOT TRYING TO PASS MY WORK AS YOURS SO PLEASE DO NOT GET ANGRY AT ME! PLEASE!)That said, do you know were I could find some pictures of some Ice villains (Mr. Freeze, Captain cold, and Icicle are the ones I am trying to find)
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:iconfolstagg:
Folstagg Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Man-bat, Catwoman, reverse rolls from villain to hero and vise-verse, and comes out a villain? could you explain this to me please!!
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Huh? I'm not clear on your question.
But, taking a stab at it... The Earth where these characters exist is dominated by the bad guys, so it follows that The She-Bat is also a villain. The hero-to-villain reversal dynamic is the pattern, but not a hard rule for every character. And, basically, I just wanted to design her because I think she's cool. Haha!
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:iconfolstagg:
Folstagg Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
hero-to-villain reversal, That's the theme right? so if Catwoman and Man-bat are villains when you put them together, wouldn't you get a villain? and if you reversed this villain, would it not be a hero? Although, your right she does look cool, I think she would end up being a hero on earth 3 instead of a villain.

related to the question, but not a question itself, I would be honored if you would take a small amount of time whenever is convenient and look through my earth 3 collection to spark ideas or just see what I've done (yes, some of the work is edited versions of your creations, BUT IT IS ONLY A COMPLEMENT! I AM NOT TRYING TO PASS MY WORK AS YOURS SO PLEASE DO NOT GET ANGRY AT ME! PLEASE!)That said, do you know were I could find some pictures of some Ice villains (Mr. Freeze, Captain cold, and Icicle are the ones I am trying to find)
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:iconfolstagg:
Folstagg Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
hero-to-villain reversal, That's the theme right? so if Catwoman and Man-bat are villains when you put them together, wouldn't you get a villain? and if you reversed this villain, would it not be a hero? Although, your right she does look cool, I think she would end up being a hero on earth 3 instead of a villain.
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Folstagg Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
oh god, I just got the image of Owlman and She-bat, ah, well, doing the same thing as Batman and Catwoman if you know what I mean. :puke:
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superuk Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
pretty cool i am wacthing the movie right now its cool how you guys do this kind of stuff love it keep up the good work and dont let us fans down
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superuk Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
pretty cool idea
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juanito316ss Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Y'know
By the poses they are, it's like they POSED for photos lol
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:iconjuanito316ss:
juanito316ss Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What Horrific has on his Jacket's arms?
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Same thing as is on his jacket collar.

I felt the opposite, or alternate to Mr. Terrific's "FAIR PLAY," would be "NO RULES." ;)
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juanito316ss Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh lol
I like your designs, since you make them mostly for the "lulz" c:
Off: Do you have any idea why they changed the Hawks from their comic models so much?
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Unless a comics design is both superb, and easily adaptable to animation, changes are made. Usually, the changes are for simplification, but sometimes there are also those alterations made for the sake of style.
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juanito316ss Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh
I still don't understand why the Hawks' wings look so weird in YJ (They don't look natural like in DCAU and in The Batman)
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Inkbust Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Just love this,the line work is so clean and fine,it's as if they're going to jump out of the screen.
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:iconironbloodaika:
IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Man, these guys look awesome! It's a shame we couldn't see more of the alternate versions in that universe.
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:iconhewytoonmore:
HewyToonmore Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
She bat looks awesome!!
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:iconedcc19:
edcc19 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome hope to see more of the cameos
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:iconkradeiz:
Kradeiz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Evil opposites, gotta love 'em. They're the ultimate baddies for our heroes to stop.
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Think so?
The evil opposite can be a fun idea, but it's so sadly unoriginal. The concept of the hero fighting himself is as old as time, but it's too easy.
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:iconcarlson-art:
Carlson-art Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
I know right? I get the same feeling. It's kinda sad.
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:iconnothingtolookat:
nothingtolookat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
I'd love to see more of the made men that were featured on that screen!

And wasn't Superwoman the "Mary Marvel" of that universe?
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
It would seem so.

But this is Mary Mayhem! BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHhhhhhhh!!! :evillaugh:
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:iconnothingtolookat:
nothingtolookat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Do you think you might do more of the made men?
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
No, I'm afraid I'm far too busy designing stuff for the YOUNG JUSTICE show now.
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