Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
September 30, 2012
Image Size
667 KB
Resolution
2552×4200
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
12,253 (11 today)
Favourites
640 (who?)
Comments
83
Downloads
923
×
YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION: BLUE BEETLE HOLO by Jerome-K-Moore YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION: BLUE BEETLE HOLO by Jerome-K-Moore
WB Animation Character Design, YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION, Blue Beetle Hologram. Pencil, Digital color.

In the Second Season episode, "Satisfaction," a few new members of The Team visit a solemn grotto deep within the Mount Justice headquarters where they find a holographic shrine dedicated to fallen heroes. Among these holograms are images of the slain Artemis, Tula, Jason Todd/Robin, and the original DCU Blue Beetle, Ted Kord.

The Ted Kord Blue Beetle is my favorite version of the character, and I used the designs by my friend Steve Rude as a main source of inspiration (as well as those by Paris Cullins).

I realize that realistic continuity is the double-edged sword that provides us with fictional characters and worlds of more dimension, as well as providing fresh approaches to those classic properties that endure through the generations. But I'm not a big fan of "legacy" characters, as certain heroes are frivolously killed off to be replaced by other people who take up their mantle. While there is some romance to it, too often there is an exploitation attached that feels cheap, a tawdry sensationalism that merely panders to commercialistic trends, or political correctivism. In the stubborn purist view, there is only one Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Captain America, and only one Blue Beetle: Ted Kord. Hahaha!

*Blue Beetle, Ted Kord, and all related images are the copyrighted property of DC Comics, and Warner Bros Animation.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconarchicrash:
Man, with a design like that, and with the kind of fights we occasionally got on this show.....It makes me so sad that Ted's appearance was only posthumous... 
Reply
:iconseven057:
Seven057 Feb 9, 2014  Student
love this!!
Reply
:iconphenometron:
Blue Beetle needs more love.
Reply
:iconkenaru:
kenaru Nov 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
That sucks
Reply
:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Nov 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
What sucks?  :(
Reply
:iconkenaru:
kenaru Nov 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
The background 
Reply
:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Nov 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
There is no background.  It's just a field of color.
Reply
:iconkenaru:
kenaru Nov 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
That's why

Reply
:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Nov 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Hmm...  What does that say about your own-- "artwork?"
Reply
:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Jul 28, 2013  Professional Artist
Amazing work!
Reply
Add a Comment: