The Villains of DC Comics By G(r)eek Illustrator

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Greek Artist Gives DC Rogues Their Own Gallery

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What is a hero without his or her villain counterpart?  It is only through the danger they present, that the hero can take his place and prove his importance.

DC Comics‘ ‘Rogues Gallery’ has been one of the greatest in the comic book industry, giving us an insight into the depth of their bizarre, dangerous and psychotic personalities, through years of visual development.  Greek illustrator, Vassilis Dimitros, has shared his love for comic villains in this rogues gallery of original paintings.

In this project, like in the one presenting the Heroes of DC, I tried to combine elements from their presence in movies, video games and of course the comics from where they originally come from.

Lex Luthor

Lex Luthor

Lee Bermejo’s cover of Luthor’s short story makes you feel like you are almost in front of him. Based on that, and Kevin Spacey’s pose, Luthor always felt like he didn’t need the bionic suit to be dangerous.

The Joker (Heath Ledger Tribute)

The Joker (Heath Ledger Tribute)

I was always more intrigued by the Joker’s serious side. I never was a fan of the skinny, funny type portrayed in most of the classic era comics. For me it was always a matter of fearing a mind you can’t predict.

Heath Ledger’s performance was exactly that, and gave the character something we all feared.

Cheetah

Cheetah

It was a tough choice between Cheetah and Circe, who is actually Wonder Woman’s arch nemesis, and I eventually chose the first. I thought that this collection had enough suits of armor!

Sinestro

Sinestro

Mark Strong did deliver in the role of Sinestro in the 2011 film, but everything else, was not worthy of mentioning.

Black Manta

Black Manta

The more complicated the suit, the more I like working on it. Special thanks to Lukas Schneider for his valuable help providing a solid reference, for this one!

Deathstroke

Deathstroke

Another debate I had with myself, which ended with Deathstroke, over Malcom Merlyn as Green Arrow’s arch nemesis. Even though Merlyn would be more accurate for the part, Deathstroke’s costume was one I really wanted to do one day.

Reverse Flash

Reverse Flash

The New 52 version of Reverse Flash, was quite amazing. I thought it took the character and visually uplifted him in the direction he really needed, rather than a simple color switch of the main character.

Black Adam

Black Adam

I know Dwayne Johnson will be awesome in this part. In fact I can hardly imagine any other face or physique to bring this villain to life. Based on Gary Frank’s artwork and The Rock.

For more comic book inspired art by Vassilis’ official site

Did he include your favorite DC villain? What do you think of his interpretation?

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