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Wolverine Origins #44 Cover

Wolverine with the strange character "Ruby Thursday".

Pencils by Doug Braithwaite

Inks and Lamp Black gouache washes by Bill Reinhold

Color by Andy Troy [link]

This is from the story Wolverine: Origins "SEVEN THE HARD WAY" PART 4 (of 5) arc in issues #41-45 written by Daniel Way.

This issue to be published in Jan. 2009.
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DreadedOne131's avatar
Nice work, to everyone involved!
BillReinhold's avatar
I very late, thanks!
mspears's avatar
For those who DON'T know: Ruby has replaced her biological head with an organic computer, hence the bowling ball head. She's also able to shapeshift it (forming tentacles for combat purposes, for example), even to the point of appearing to be a normal human woman (with red hair, of course). She actually wants to replace EVERYONE'S head, fyi. As I recall, she originally didn't need to breathe, though she still needed to eat and drink (her head somehow being capable of performing this function). Not anymore, though...

Of course, she's been "killed" multiple times but always returns (since she's able to make backups of herself); in fact, her current incarnation (the one seen here) is completely made of organic circuitry, thus not needing to eat, drink, or breathe (and being effectively immortal).
BillReinhold's avatar
Thanks for the info Marcus!  Pretty wild character.
VdVector's avatar
wow, excellent colors for amazing inks! And wondering too what about that bowl. weird indeed, but the art is something you just cant take your eyes from! I love your work :)
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RossHughes's avatar
How does she breathe in that thing?!?!?

Fantastic work!
BillReinhold's avatar
Now don't go trying to be logical.
RossHughes's avatar
What was I thinking?!?!?!
SpiderGuile's avatar
BillReinhold's avatar
Thanks thanks thanks :-)
SpiderGuile's avatar
You're welcome, Bill! :D
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EricLinquist's avatar
Remember that strange character from early Defenders days! Weird! Awesome render!
BillReinhold's avatar
Thanks! It's a, "What the?!" cover if you don't know who she is.
EricLinquist's avatar
Aw, yeah! That should draw em in bigtime! lol! Nicely done sir! :salute:
elshazam's avatar
Doug's pencil plus your inking and Andy's color=3d!..Very nice Bill:)
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PENICKart's avatar
I dig the cool tones here. I'd make the rotors on the chopper darker but other than that it's great. Andy's doing a great job working with your grey tones.
BillReinhold's avatar
Yeah, I'm really happy with Andy's work. You'd probably know more about copters than us.

But how about bowling ball head girl? Yeesh!
PENICKart's avatar
Yeah, the bowling ball head is rather goofy.
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