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Task Force X commission which was really fun to work on thanks to the groovy subject matter. It's always a blast to draw crazy old monsters, wonky tech, and men (and woman) of action!

Drawn on an 11 x 17 inch board with an F lead, inked with Sakura Microns, PITT pens, and a brushpen. Colored using Cool, Warm, and French Prismacolor markers.

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Komodozilla Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Mechanikong: I'M CLIMB'N UR TOWRZ. STEAL'N UR WOMENZ. *trollface*
c4cco Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
A COLD WAR SECRET REVEALED!   I had some time and figured this out tonight through careful research and a knowledge of cold war technology gained from watching many spy movies.Why is Karin special? Is she more than eye candy? Why does she historically wear seemingly inappropriate clothing into battle...especially shoes? Is it mere fan service for male readers? NO! I say!

Let us examine the facts using research from the original comics.

Karin Grace (medical professional; possesses ESP,  & Telekinetic powers, expert in the use of many weapons, including micro explosives). 
Now supporting research from original comics:

Brave and the Bold comics volume 1: Karin's Shoeless condition is shown in #25 (in only one shoe as she is left stranded at sea on the wing of a plane). Also shown on the covers of issues #26 (shoeless on matchbox, being attacked by seagull at sea after being shrunken down by cosmic rays); 27 (losing her water ski when attacked by sea monster, it's still footwear so we'll count it); 37 (losing right shoe when attacked & grabbed by cyclops), 2nd story (shown losing right show while hanging from dock attacked by dinosaur. Also noteworthy- in story she is seen in flats until they "arm up" to fight dinosaurs-she THEN dons a utility belt and red high heels, And is the first to deploy micro explosives); 38 (lost right shoe and losing left shoe while hanging from statue of liberty); 39 ( missing left shoe while escaping giant crocodile).

Why does Karin do this and why does Flag have her dress this way? Beyond distracting the bad guys, is there a benefit? And who is really in charge? Doesn't karin seem to end up in harms way despite Flag's protective appearance? Is she secretly in command? Being a mind-reader she has immediate access to the combined knowledge and consciousness of the group. What is REALLY capable of?

Stalk: Perhaps Your picture holds the key. When in battle she invariably drops her shoe when a significant danger presents itself. (seemingly an inconvenience to a damsel in distress...right?) Wrong. My educated guess: Her easily removable, and on a woman in combat, might i say...ignorable (by an engaged enemy anyway) shoes likely contain a weapon of last resort. A powerful explosive capable of destroying anything too big for them to handle with conventional means or her ESP. The obvious drawback is that it would kill them too. Hence is has been placed cleverly by her, perhaps hundreds of times but thankfully never used. She also often apparently retains the other shoe, perhaps as a pointed climbing tool, defensive weapon...or more likely as a secondary explosive.

Note: in other depictions Karin is shown to be seemingly losing, dropping, or even holding her sexy stiletto. Karin's look of shock here may betray the greatest secret of the last century. 
Did their foe turn the tables on them irrevocably. Karin seems to be carefully placing her shoe with her highly skilled ultra-thin-nomex-stockinged toe directly into the robot's air-intake. Could she be taking the ultimate drastic action...could this truly be the end of the Suicide Squad? 
stalk Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

Wow. That is a lot of knowledge and research you just shared and a tip of the longbox lid for how thorough you were in stating your references. I don't know what to say, really. Whether meant tongue-in-cheek or as an honest discourse on a comic book character and how her handling over her various appearances can be explained right down to the loss of her chosen and almost always inappropriate footwear, your commentary is just plain awesome.

I appreciate your candor and your explanations are both fun and workable especially given the source material. I suspect that the person who originally commissioned this and the other Task Force X and Karin-centric pieces would probably have a better understanding of all that information but I'm glad to walk away from this having learned a little something more about not just this work but the whole of the Task Force X.

Thank you. :)

Atomic-Nerd Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist
Im speech less this is amazing do more like this suicide squade/task force X vs dai kaiju
stalk Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The-Ultras-Narrator Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This Is absolutely magnificent.
stalk Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SXGodzilla Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome work there. would make for a cool movie/comic book story. love the little added detail of their Maser-inspired guns. XD
stalk Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! The Maser guns were fun to draw!
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