In honor of the Issue 21 Special Update, which just shipped this week, I've got an interesting one for you. Malaise is a major bad guy who appears in the new content, and man, have I been holding on to this one a while.
Malaise is a well-known COH character who originally wore purple tights with a swirl pattern--not especially scary for a mentally-unbalanced guy who fancies himself an artist and whose power is to paint with freakin' FEAR
. So when I got the chance to do a redesign (2 plus years ago!), I had something different in mind. For example: strait-jackets, Nazi scientists, the Scarecrow and Crispin Glover as Willard--the creepiest and most nightmarish stuff I could think of.
Malaise's fear paint manifests itself as blood-like purple blotches all over his smock, and his hands look like he's dunked them in pretty deeply.
The guy's supposed to be scary, and I like to think that this fits the bill.
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