Some of you might remember back to the spring when I
had a 32 seed super-heroine/ comic characters bracket tournament. It
looked like this...
Mary Marvel was the overall champion...
made 32 brackets and about 68 images which were posted over a two month
period. As soon as I was finished it, I immediately thought of ways to
improve on it. First of all, was the selection of characters. I admit
that I used the characters that I had already made. At first, I
considered a 16 seed bracket because I didn't have a lot of superheros
drawn. I had a full slate of Gotham characters which made a nice 8 seed
bracket. I also had 4 other DC super heroines and six Marvel characters.
That meant I would have to go with 32 seeds. I had a bunch of Originals
that I used to make half a bracket (Dumb Bunny, Fabulass, Ice Queen,
True North) and topped it up with movie characters, Baby Doll from
Suckerpunch, Hitgirl from Kick Ass, and Barbarella. I added a She
Predator as a stretch to round up the group. I had Supergirl, Wonder
Woman (UK), Mary Marvel and Isis from DC comics. To fill in the
brackets, I added the Dirty Pair who are Dark Horse characters and
Taarna and Medusa as a big stretch. My Marvel group had 5 solid
characters, even though Spinderella was a bit of an OC as was Lady
Punisher. I then added Vampirella and Red Sonja who are from outside of
Marvel just to fill the brackets. All the pics can be seen in my Gallery
Folder called "Tournament"
The OCs were not very popular in the
tournament and I regretted having to stretch to fill in so many
brackets. I really wanted a full on DC vs Marvel tournament. I got to
work drawing more characters. In my new tournament, it will be 16 DC and
16 Marvel super-heroines and villains. Here is a look at the
will be keeping the Gotham bracket alive on the DC side and a lump of 8
other DC characters in the other bracket. The Gotham bracket is almost
the same but I dropped the female Joker and added Robin instead (Robin
has always been femme to me). I dropped Isis too, because she was a
short lived character from the 1970s and the name has an unfortunate
association now. I also changed up the other three a bit. Wonder Woman
will be more traditional, as will Supergirl. Mary Marvel is the
defending champ and decided to up her game for all the new heavy hitters
coming in. You'll see. The new additions will be Power Girl, Star
Sapphire, Hawk Girl, Cheetah, and Zatanna.
On the Marvel side, I
decided to keep Spinderella. I never liked Spider Woman and Mary-Jane
Watson in the spider suit looks awesome. I did dump Lady Punisher
though. I kept Black Widow, and a more traditional Valkyrie. I added She
Hulk, Ms Marvel, Scarlett Witch, Elektra and Invisible Woman. Storm and
X-23 get moved to a new exclusive X-Men Bracket. Along with those two,
the X-Men Bracket will have Rogue, Dark Phoenix, Mystique, White Queen,
Shadowcat, and Psylocke. The X-Men bracket will be similar to the Gotham
one as it will feature 4 heros vs 4 villains in the first round.
have the character sheets ready and will start posting them soon. I
still have to do the actual match up pictures which could take a while. I
hope you all enjoy my indulgence.