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LIID Tryout Week 4: Batman vs. Mysterio by johntrumbull LIID Tryout Week 4: Batman vs. Mysterio by johntrumbull
My Week 4 tryout piece for The Line It Is Drawn over at Comics Should Be Good!

The theme this week was: "Comic book characters facing off against villains they've never fought before." The Twitter suggestion for the theme that caught my fancy was Batman vs. Mysterio. I really liked this idea because Mysterio could VERY easily be a real Batman villain (Heck, 70s Bat-villain the Spook basically IS Mysterio). He even has the same green & purple color scheme as the Joker, the Riddler and Catwoman!

The fun part of this one was attempting to draw a Steve Ditko-esque Mysterio and a Marshall Rogers-esque Batman. I even managed to sneak in one of those Ditkoesque water towers that are all over the early issues of Spider-Man. I'm particularly happy with how the colors on this one turned out. Thanks to my buddy Loston Wallace :iconlostonwallace: for some good advice on the colors!

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:iconphilk5:
PhilK5 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
LOVE crossovers between Marvel and DC
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Me too! I miss them!
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PuzzlesRus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Ditko fingers! Oh, how I've missed you!
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
They're always so fun!
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one is pretty cool.
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It'd be fun to see this match-up for real.
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're right.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Awesome work
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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WhiteRavenLord Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aw man, that looks nuts! I would love to see that fight actually. Ive always liked Mysterio as a villain who was so unique and interesting. I personality think the character was underused in the Spiderman comics, but thats just me.
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, Mysterio gets a bum rap, IMO. He's got a great, unique look and a cool gimmick.
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:iconwhiteravenlord:
WhiteRavenLord Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Totally! It sucked when he "died" in the Daredevil comic from poisonous gas and now they want to put some teleporting mutant in the role? That ruins the mystery of how he always gets away imo.
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, is somebody else besides Quentin Beck Mysterio now? I didn't know that. I knew that Kevin Smith killed him off in Daredevil in a rehash of Kraven the Hunter's suicide, but I think that was almost immediately undone by another writer (John Byrne, maybe? I can't remember for sure).
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WhiteRavenLord Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Apparently there have been two other guys taking the mantle of Mysterio with the teleporting mutant being the one I saw being number 3. And apparently, the suicide was legit but then Beck was sent back from Hell (because when you take your own life its an auto trip down under) by his "superiors" to maintain a cosmic balance.

Man, the weird shit this writers come up with. XD
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I wish writers put that much effort into coming up with cool schemes for Mysterio.
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WhiteRavenLord Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You know, I think thats the crux of the matter. Mysterio has a unique look, a unique set of skills, and works via psychological means. A manipulator in other words. And there is only so many ways you can work that angle that the editors will allow to pass on paper.

Now you or me, we could come up with a billion ways for Mysterio to have kick ass story plots. But if the editors say no, then it doesnt get printed. XP
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LostonWallace Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
I always wanted to see the Hulk push down on Mysterio's helmet and see a die rolling around inside his head like with the Milton Bradley POP-O-MATIC TROUBLE board game. :batman:
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
BEST COMMENT EVER.
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DeadDog2007 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i see ditko in your mysterio...but i see more of a byrnes influence in batman...might be me...haven't seen byrne's work in years!
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I grew up loving John Byrne's artwork, so it's not surprising that you can see his influence in my art style. That guy's pretty ingrained in me!
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DeadDog2007 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kool as he easily my top 3 artists ever... loved his x-men and especially his fantastic four runs!
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Me too! Those are the definitive Byrne runs in my mind.
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