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Did the Justice League Task Force fighting game seem unfinished to you? Well, maybe it was.
Here’s an early promo shot in EGM of the game with the original 12 characters, including characters who didn’t make it into the final game: Martian Manhunter, Fire and Shrapnel. Another difference is that Despero and Darkseid have different sprites from the finished game.
I remember reading an article from around this same time that said the SNES version would have nine characters so carts with less memory could be used, while the Genesis version would still have a dozen characters. I’d love to hear the full story about this someday.

Did the Justice League Task Force fighting game seem unfinished to you? Well, maybe it was.

Here’s an early promo shot in EGM of the game with the original 12 characters, including characters who didn’t make it into the final game: Martian Manhunter, Fire and Shrapnel. Another difference is that Despero and Darkseid have different sprites from the finished game.

I remember reading an article from around this same time that said the SNES version would have nine characters so carts with less memory could be used, while the Genesis version would still have a dozen characters. I’d love to hear the full story about this someday.

The Newness is on! The main ScrollBoss site gets a mini-update with two comic-related sprites (and matching mini-logos) added to the Custom Sprite galleries and GFX Generators. BTW: the Viper’s sprite is based on Jim Steranko’s art for Captain America #111.

The Newness is on! The main ScrollBoss site gets a mini-update with two comic-related sprites (and matching mini-logos) added to the Custom Sprite galleries and GFX Generators. BTW: the Viper’s sprite is based on Jim Steranko’s art for Captain America #111.

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Marvel and DC Presto Magix Rub-Down Transfers

Sets like these and Colorforms are part of why I put so much time into those sprite & background generators.

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:

ScrollBoss - Superman sprites

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.

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