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This is a collaboration piece between me and - we drew it together, some characters hers and some mine, and I colored it. The original was done for the Heroes Convention art auction, was a staggering 24”x32”, and was done entirely in Copic marker by both of us working at the same time. We’d sit side-by-side, markering away and watching Game of Thrones. You can see that piece in her gallery here:
Before we started the marker, we scanned the lineart in pieces and reassembled it in Photoshop so we could do a color version. The result... is this. It took some time, but I’m extremely happy with it. We also swapped out Batwoman for the new Batgirl and Spider-Woman’s old costume for her new one (neither of which were around when we were making the original). It was always going to be impossible to fit everybody we wanted, so we set some rules – only 1-2 characters from a given group/team (so it wouldn’t just be a million X-Men and Bat-people), try to have at least 1 representative of all the major teams/books, start with the biggest marquee characters and work down from there, whether they’re currently alive is less important than their historical significance, but where possible aim for who’s most relevant today, try to have a diverse array of characters in terms of power, stature, personality, and build, and maintain equality between DC and Marvel.
The final lineup is as follows:
Front (L to R): Scarlet Witch, Batgirl, Mera, Ms. Marvel, Black Cat, Storm, Big Barda, Wonder Woman, Mary Marvel, Black Widow, Valkyrie, Catwoman, She-Hulk, Invisible Woman, Monica Rambeau, Power Girl, The Question, Captain Marvel, Vixen, Zatanna, Hellcat, Phoenix, and Wasp up front.
Back: Supergirl, Raven, Aya, Rogue, Star Sapphire/Carol Ferris, Firestar, Hawkgirl, Starfire, Spider-Woman