Garyn, Ron Kar, Sade - Conventionless Convention Sketches

It's a Legion of Super-Heroes related post today. First up...

Garyn of L.E.G.I.O.N.


Ron Kar. Though introduced way back in Adventure Comics in the 1960s, this is Ron during the Five Years Later Legion storyline.


And Sade. An original character created for the Five Years Later Legion storyline.

All characters are © DC Comics

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board.

This is Post #1996

Bounty - Legion of Super-Heroes / Five Years Later


Bounty © DC Comics

This is the last day of our week with the Legion of Super-Heroes. And up today is Bounty. This is actually the Legionnaire Dawnstar. In a timeline reset of the Legion (Don't ask. It's cool, but don't ask), Dawny had been possessed by an entity called Bounty. This entity amputated Dawnstar's wings and used her tracking powers as an assassin. Dawny did break free of Bounty's influence not long before the big Zero Hour story line wiped out that Legion's timeline. In the reboot that followed, none of the earlier events took place. They really make you work hard to be a Legion fan. :)

Thanks again to Michael!

Ink on 11" x 17" Strathmore Bristol Board

This is Post #1850

Veilmist - Legion of Super-Heroes/Five Years Later


Veilmist © DC Comics

I am certain I have never drawn this character before. She was a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes during the Glorith remade universe. Too complicated to go into here. But it's easy to explain that she had teleportation powers, not just herself but also able to transport mass amounts of individuals without the need to see the final location. She just had to have in mind a close approximation of the distance to travel. Thanks again Michael for this request!

Ink on 11" x 17" Strathmore Bristol Board.

This is Post #1844

Mon-El - Legion of Super-Heroes/Five Years Later


Mon-El © DC Comics

Over the next several days I will be presenting a series of Legionnaires once again commissioned by Michael. The first up is Mon-El. A lot of things have been done to Mon-El through the various reboots, but for me he will always be Superboy's "big brother". It would seem that Mon-El was always an explorer. I remember the first time I read Adventure Comics # 354 featuring Superman visiting the Adult Legion. Superman is being brought up to date on the live's of his friends and finds out that Mon has left the Legion to explore space and to help colonies that are pushing further into deep space. Learning about this, Superman says it was always Mon's dream to explore. Pretty cool story. So that is my inspiration for this piece. Mon-El, Five Years Later is the explorer he wanted to be.

Side note to that story, Mon-El and Shadow Lass were a couple through much of the Legion run. But there wasn't a Shadow Lass in the regular, or younger Legion when this story was published. The cover of Adventure Comics #354 shows Superman walking through a hall of statues of Legionnaires who died in action. One of them is Shadow Woman "who died saving the Science Asteroid". (Though Shadow Woman is shown with caucasian skin color instead of the blue skin Shadow Lass had) One might guess that when Shadow Woman died, Mon left the Legion. None of that was planned back then but putting all this together is the kind of thing that makes the Legion lore so fun. There was a Legion story later published in the 80s I think, that had the event take place where Shadow Woman would die. Caucasian skin color and all. But she lived and thus altering the timeline we saw in Adventure Comics #354.

Thanks Michael!

Ink on 11" x 17" Strathmore Bristol Board

This is Post #1843

Ultra Boy - Legion of Super-Heroes Five Years Later


Ultra Boy © DC Comics

One of my favorite characters of the Legion. Actually one half of my favorite couple. Ultra Boy has extremely similar powers as Superboy and Mon-El, but can only use them one at a time. It's like having to flip a mental switch to go from invulnerability to ultra-strength. Ultra Boy has to be very shrewd about his powers and how to use them. As you can imagine he does keep invulnerability on as a default. Oh, and the other half of this couple would be his long time girlfriend Phantom Girl. But she wasn't around in this storyline.

This is the last of the batch for Michael. Thanks again!

This ink on 11" x 17" Strathmore Bristol Board

This is Post #1827

Celeste Rockfish - Legion of Super-Heroes Five Years Later


Celeste Rockfish © DC Comics

One of the original character created in the Five Years Later storyline of the Legion was Celeste Rockfish. She was a detective (her name was a twist on Jim Rockford of The Rockford Files tv show) who learned she had Green Lantern powers she was severely injured. She joined the Legion and adopted the code name NEON. Thanks again to Michael for this request!

Ebay News: I have a couple of pieces on eBay right now that end on Friday. One features Pixie, the other features Phoenix and Cyclops.

Ink on 11" x 17" Strathmore Bristol Board.

This is Post #1826 

Timber Wolf - Legion of Super-Heroes Five Years Later


Timber Wolf © DC Comics

This is a version of Timber Wolf not seen to often. This is the look was featured when he had his own book. I have some original art from that run drawn by Joe Philips. This may be the first time I have drawn Timber Wolf this way. It was fun! Thanks again to Michael for this commission.

Also for anyone interested, I have a pin-up of Scarlett (G.I. Joe) ending on eBay today. Check it out here.

Ink on 11" x 17" Strathmore Bristol Board

This is Post #1825

Dawnstar - Legion of Super-Heroes Five Years Later


Dawnstar © DC Comics

It's gonna be a Legion of Super-Heroes week as I finish up the long awaited Five Years Later commissions for Michael. Today it's Dawnstar. She no longer had her wings during the FYL storyline but I wanted to represent what she once had so I did a ghost image of the wings with gray Copic markers. I like how it turned out. Thanks again Michael!

Ink and Copic marker on 11" x 17" Strathmore Bristol Board

This is Post #1824

Kent Shakespeare - Legion of Super-Heroes Five Years Later


Kent Shakespeare © DC Comics

Another Legionnaire from the Five Years Later time of of the Legion of Super-Heroes for Michael. I been behind on a few of my commissions while life has been kicking me around. BUT I am getting back into the swing of things and will start catching up. I need to if I still plan to a Conventionless Convention Sketch deal before the end of the year. :)

Thanks again Michael!

This is ink on 11" x 17" Strathmore Bristol Board

This is Post #1823

Spider Girl - Legion of Super-Heroes rough


Spider Girl © DC Comics

This is rough for another Legion (Five Years Later) piece for Michael. Spider Girl is one of those long time characters from Legion lore. She has been around since the 1960s. She tried out for the Legion and was rejected. Joined the Legion of Super-Villains later. Then joined the Legion of Super-Heroes much later. I don't believe I have drawn any version of her before.

Pencil in my sketchbook

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