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sprited from scratch, based on Detective Comics #27 (1939)

sprited from scratch, based on Detective Comics #27 (1939)

Here’s another sprite from this week’s site update. I almost forgot that I’d sketched a crappy lil’ Penguin pose along with ’80s Brainiac, because I was going to sketch an all-new sprite of the dapper criminal. The stupidity continued when I finished the sprite and realized I’d made him too small and had to resize the sprite. It seems to have worked out okay, though.

Toy fans can probably figure out by who Cobblepot was drawn with and the coloring of the sprite that I had the Kenner Super Powers Collection on my mind. He’s the last that I needed a sprite or sprite edit of for a complete set of the original 12 figures.

Some of the Round Over art from Taito’s Superman arcade game was based on the art of the legendary Neal Adams, a man known for drawing some of the best Superman art ever, including one of the greatest team-ups of all time. I haven’t been able to find the picture that the first round over picture is based on, but I’ve found the head for round two and the full art for rounds three and four. Does anyone recognize the round one pic (posted twice to keep the layout from screwing up) or the round two pic’s body?

Art sources:

Comic Vine, Big Glee: “Neal Adams! Rare 70s Comic Art Gems! Batman! Deadman!”

Round over pics:

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All of the Superman ‘battle hover’ pose variants I’ve made so far.

All of the Superman ‘battle hover’ pose variants I’ve made so far.

Here’s a new scratch-made Superman sprite with a bunch of other Superman-like characters in the same pose. I’d have made more, but I’ve got a comic to work on.
From left to right:Superman (Taito Superman player 2), Gladiator, Icon, Superman, Captain Marvel (Shazam), Hyperion, Sunman (from Sunsoft’s unreleased game).
All were added to the fake screenshot makers and a few have extras like mini-logos.
More about this update and reasons why there won’t be many (or possibly any) site updates until July are in this post on the main site.

Here’s a new scratch-made Superman sprite with a bunch of other Superman-like characters in the same pose. I’d have made more, but I’ve got a comic to work on.

From left to right:Superman (Taito Superman player 2), Gladiator, Icon, Superman, Captain Marvel (Shazam), Hyperion, Sunman (from Sunsoft’s unreleased game).

All were added to the fake screenshot makers and a few have extras like mini-logos.

More about this update and reasons why there won’t be many (or possibly any) site updates until July are in this post on the main site.

This is (almost) all of the new sprites from last week’s comic book/super-hero updates. Spider-Man was edited from a Capcom fighting game sprite, but the rest were done from scratch. Bravoman and Chelnov the Atomic Runner are both celebrating the 25th anniversary of their games hitting arcades in 1988, so I had to get them in on the action, too.

These screens are from the GFX Generators, a clunky web-page project of mine that lets you make your own screens like that. A nice side effect is that I can easily make site update previews like this. Lazy, but true!

ScrollBoss site news post with all of the info.

It’s late, but I made this tonight since it was also the 75th anniversary of Lois Lane.

Small update: Static (with old-school outfit and logo) and Edgar from Sega’s Quartet were added to the DC and Sega Custom Sprite galleries and the Graphic Generators.

Small update: Static (with old-school outfit and logo) and Edgar from Sega’s Quartet were added to the DC and Sega Custom Sprite galleries and the Graphic Generators.

Dedicated to the late Dwayne McDuffie (February 20, 1962 – February 21, 2011) and based on Denys Cowan’s cover for the first issue of Static.

Dedicated to the late Dwayne McDuffie (February 20, 1962 – February 21, 2011) and based on Denys Cowan’s cover for the first issue of Static.

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Batman: Return of the Joker, NES.

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Batman: Return of the Joker, NES.

The Graphic Generators and Custom Sprite Galleries have been updated. The VsMaker and GroupShot generators just got a big overhaul I’ve been working on for months. There’s a new screen mode in the GroupShot that demonstrates the user input feature. Lots of Darkstalkers, KoF and even Super Dodge Ball/Kunio-Kun characters and sprites were added along with other things I’m too lazy to mention again. Just read the update log and have fun. Please let me know if find any bugs.

edit: Thanks to anyone who has followed, reposted or just checked out this Tumblr. I’ve been working this update for a while and haven’t had much time to post here.

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