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JLI - Captain Atom Redesign by Femmes-Fatales JLI - Captain Atom Redesign by Femmes-Fatales
Justice League International redesigns, part 1 of 8.

Having asked you all pick your favourite reserve Justice League members from a selective list, Captain Atom landed dead last. Out of 70 votes, he received a paltry 5.

In this re-envisioning of the DC Universe, the US government is less than impressed with the Justice League's autonomy and refusal to declare allegiance to any one country or government. The government, with the approval from the United Nations, founds an international metahuman task force with genuine law enforcement credentials. The team was hand-picked by Amanda Waller and she exerts complete control over them. Selected to be the leader of this international Justice League, Nathaniel Christopher Adam was granted his unique abilities due to experiments conducted by Waller and her people. He was transformed into the ultimate superhero due to his peak human condition and his unwavering patriotism. He is a by-the-book kind of guy who is very much the kind of person who will do what he can to protect the country he loves. However, he's also extremely guarded and keeps many of his teammates at arms-length due to his unstable condition.

Redesigning Captain Atom isn't an easy task. Characters who have a very small wardrobe are tricky to redesign because they have very little to provide in terms of inspiration and diversity. However, I tried my best to do my own thing with him. I wanted to implement more colour into his design and the colour scheme itself was largely inspired by Norman Osborne's Iron Patriot suit from the Dark Reign saga over at Marvel. I felt that the combination of red, white and blue really suited Captain Atom as he's intended to be some kind of symbol of America and of patriotism. He's intended to be a reminder that he NOT Superman or Batman is America's superhero. I'm fairly pleased with how he came out actually. Not one of my best but it's not half-bad.

Remember, the other DC Comics redesigns can be found in my gallery. Feel free to check them out.

Enjoy!
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127thlegion Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah. Much better than the comics version! Great job!
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Femmes-Fatales Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... thank you very much! :)
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ParisNJones Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The thing that was most interesting about Captain Atom was he was a soldier first. Sort of like Steve Rogers, if he was a walking nuclear reactor. I like the uniform. It definitely reflects him being the ultimate patriot. Even though he had metallic covering, it looked as if he was naked.
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Femmes-Fatales Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like what I've done here with the costume. I did like Captain Atom's previous design since it was really simple and streamlined so it was difficult to come up with something for him that worked. It's good to see at least a couple people have come forward and given their opinion on it. I appreciate it.
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Sailoryoshi53 Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really Interesting Costume; not really sure what I like the best about it, but I guess the balance of colors is striking.

I am really glad you but the background on the character because I knew little to nothing about this guy and it's cool to see what you bring to integrating them to your series
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Femmes-Fatales Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)

It's actually really comforting to hear that the balance of colours works here. That was something I was worried about. As for the character background, it's obviously my re-interpretation of him as you know but I did try to really make sure to stay faithful to the core of who Captain Atom is.
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Sailoryoshi53 Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.

Yeah, it's great balance, and that's great to stay faithful enough to the core of the character, and you do a great job ^^
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Femmes-Fatales Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, thanks. :) I really appreciate the kind words.
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