Sunday, September 19, 2010


Here are the mythological Novas SHCC received over the past few weeks! Great job guys!

Kyle Frink's Nova:

Not knowing much about the character, I decided to redesign Nova's suite to be more of a space/ survival suite and less like painted on spandex. As for the cultural theme portion of the challenge, I wanted to do a homage to Atlas in Greek Mythology with out being too obvious.

Joel Priddy's Nova:

No description given.

Kayla Cline and Justin Wheeler's collaboration Nova:

We both wanted to do a Baphomet inpired Nova, so we worked together to make this guy. Justin designed him, I (Kayla) drew him, Justin inked him, and I colored him and overlaid some Baphomet imagery.

Alex Barton's Nova:

No description given.

Matt Ryan's Nova:

I can't find a whole lotta justification for the sword and the wings, but I think they look awesome. I wanted him to appear like an archangel, or someone that would have been interpreted as one.

Pete Taylor's Nova:

I read about the Nova mythological designs and had an idea for a Norse Nova but somewhere along the way I forgot it had to be mythological and changed my design to a WW1 version! I think it was a doodle of a Nova-style flying helmet that did it.

Mayon Maxey's Nova:

Here is my submission for your Nova Redesign, Mythological version. I decided to recreate Nova as a Mayan superhero. My attempt to show a connection to the modern day Nova includes him having large feathers in place of the star on the front of his helmet. He also has three Mayan versions of the sun wrapped around his neck. Hope you enjoy.

Jeremy Todd's Nova:

I thought an Egyptian theme would suit the character pretty well. The gold and blue color scheme was pretty easy to transfer over. And the fact that Ra's head was that of a falcon fit well with Nova's crazy helmet. Had fun coming up with this. Hopefully I'll be able to work on the coloring and add a background later.

Elliot Boyette's Nova:

Witchdoctor Nova!

Cody Barnhill's Nova:

I was really proud of all the time I put in to it, the loving crafting of form and composition, the re-imagining of such a classic hero. I think I captured his larger than life presence here.

Derrick Dent's Nova:

Here's my Nova redesign put through an Ancient Egyptian filter. Lots of fun experimenting with hand drawn layers of texture.

Erik M. Held's Nova:

Hail Rikadu son of Ryadem, blessed of Shamash, God of Justice and the Sun! The basic interpretation is through Babylonian/Assyrian mythology (BabyloNova!). Shamash needs a hero and chooses Rikadu as his defender of Law (remember, Shamash gave Hammurabi his Code). He grants him a sword, shield (that, as pictured strapped to his back, manifests wings of a mighty eagle) and other articles of power. Shamash also gets his father Sin, God of the Moon and Wisdom to bless Rikadu with great knowledge, as well as the Wisdom to wield his Sword of Justice (notice the crescent moons on helm and hilt); Ishtar, sister of Shamash and Goddess of Love, War and Fertility, gives him her Spear of Beautiful Victory, which can pierce any foe's armor and heal any ally's wound. The three symbols on his chest (and elsewhere) are the ancient seals of these gods.

Thanks for submitting! The next superhero will be announced tonight, so keep looking.


  1. Wow, these are great. I should have posted on there that mine is a version of him as an archangel, but no biggie.

  2. If you want to write a lil something about it I'll copypaste it under there...I just didn't know what to put :(

  3. I think I'm impressed with all of these this time around. So much creativity with implementing the star on his forehead and the three circles on his chest. Not knowing Nova, I have no freakin idea what they're for, but using them and changing them into feathers/pentagrams/shiny light is pretty awesome. I'm thinkin themed is definitely here to stay.

  4. Yeah the themed is great but its all about the obscurity of the hero. no one knew what to do with it. So people were able to use there imagination a little. I am glad Nova worked out!!! I have lots more obscure hero's and villains to throw at you. so watch out. Thanos! thats all I have to say Thanos!!!!!

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  6. REALLY love the Nova Pics! Great stuff!