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Fearless Defenders #2 cover by diablo2003 Fearless Defenders #2 cover by diablo2003
This is the cover for Fearless Defenders #2 for Marvel Comics. This issue is the debut of Dani Moonstar into the team so I wanted to do something that announces her arrival and is very eye catching as well so I thought an action figure package would be a cool idea and create a cool illusion for the cover. I wanted to go very realistic with the action figure part so I tried to make it look as convincing as possible. If I did my job you might find some people in the comments who didn't read the description and think it's an actual figurine in its package. The other characters on the cover are Valkyrie and Misty Knight. Penciled and inked on Bristol board and digitally painted in photoshop.

Hope you dig!
-Mark

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:iconkl4pp5tuhl:
Kl4pp5tuhl Featured By Owner Edited Feb 6, 2015
Want all of them as real figures, to give to my cousin!

Dear Marvel...
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:iconraqonteur:
Raqonteur Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's pretty d*mn amazing.  I would have sworn it was a real toy!
The textures on the 'toy' are brilliant.  It looks like moulded plastic. 

#doffs my hat
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:iconjameskankula:
JamesKankula Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Absolutely Brilliant. WANT!
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:iconcesar-hernandez:
Cesar-Hernandez Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have been doing an AWESOME work on the covers for the Fearless Defenders. I love how original they all are!
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:iconthakayne:
thakayne Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is cool...
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:iconskipomir:
Skipomir Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Love the concept, Mark!

Great execution. It's a very fun cover. I may buy a copy for the cover alone.
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:iconclareherbert:
ClareHerbert Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I picked this issue up today. The first one was really good, I can't wait to read #2. Love this cover!!!!
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:iconparticularlyme:
Particularlyme Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
If I didn't read the description I really would have thought that this did come with a toy lol.
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:iconvetya:
vetya Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Coool:)!!!
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:iconanthony-callaghan:
Anthony-Callaghan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey I love the cover. Dani is one of my favourite characters. That being said I was sooo dissapointed when I realised that issue #2 wouldn't have a Dani figure.
I can dream though. I can dream.
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:iconelenlith:
elenlith Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
wow -- i saw this cover somewhere else and totally thought it was an action figure. can't wait to see it in print!
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H4LfM4d Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   General Artist
were you at all inspired by the bloodsport Dan and Dave did a few months back on crimson daggers?
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:icondiablo2003:
diablo2003 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Not sure who Dan and Dave are and I've never heard of crimson daggers.
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H4LfM4d Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   General Artist
=-O

Welcome to awesome, i'll save you the google, :icondavidrapozaart:

crimson daggers is the... well, faction of artgoons who follow him and dan, the bloodsport is the challenges. they had a action figure package competition.

and because this is a comment on your work, this turned out pretty awesome, it would certainly have me stopping by to admire the cleverness of the concept were i to see it on the shelf =-D
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Lamina-aka-Blackwolf Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Duuuude you nailed it. I red the description after watching the piece and was like '' How cool ! He was asked to design an action figure ! '' XD Fooled me, you amazing talented you.
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:iconpigsofdoom:
pigsofdoom Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are probably the best covers of Marvel Now!
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:iconsid8:
sid8 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is one of the best cover, eyes blowing.
A figurine with a comics will be a good idea.
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:iconravensdojo:
ravensdojo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I wanted to tell you this is one of the best damn thing's I've seen in a long time.
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:iconvariable-edge:
Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   General Artist
That is really believable. It really does look more like a package card rather than a comic cover. ('course, it'd be nice to get an action figure for about $3.99...)
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:icon13wishes:
13wishes Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely convinced. hahaha looks fab man!
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Ebonyleopard Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
First of all that's a kick ass cover. Second, if they actually made that, I'd buy it. In fact, since you got their ear, tell them to get on this.
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:iconoriginalceenote:
originalceenote Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
This is fantastic. I wish there WERE action figures of Dani that looked like this.
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:iconutriv:
utriv Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Oh, this is NICE!!! I LOVE Dani!!
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:iconalphacmt:
AlphaCMT Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Best. Cover. Of. The. Year. PERIOD.
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shawnwolo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed. Cover of the yeah.
ah
may
zing

really.
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:iconcreepyboy:
creepyboy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   Digital Artist
This is the most original cover I've seen in years. Great work Mr. Brooks.
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:iconjaythemagicdragon:
jaythemagicdragon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad I did. I'm still a sucker for action figures of my favorite comic gals. Looks really cool. Also very glad to see this preview and know I ordered fearless defenders #1 (I had some doubts).

It is really well done, but doubly confusing since there is some comic with an actual moonstar action figure in this moths previews (in the magazines section I think)
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:iconstarlitwisher:
starlitwisher Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Misty Knight, Valkyrie, AND Dani Moonstar? Oh, God. I can't breathe. :)
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:iconnoyouken:
noyouken Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
you snap
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:iconspoox:
spoox Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing!!!
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paulobarrios Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
simplemente espectacular
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:iconredtigress:
RedTigress Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Holy hell, that looks amazing. I would buy that action figure. Even if it was paper. And then I'd tape it on my windshield and watch people try and grab it.
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:iconcap-hersh:
cap-hersh Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. This is ridiculously good. Soooo believable.

This...is why youre one of my favs over at Marvel!
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:iconmegauchiha:
MegaUchiha Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I am so going to buy this comic I always loved valkrie
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:iconhar13quin:
Har13quin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
superb! If I hadn't read the description there is a very good chance you would have had me fooled.

I love your style, keep up the good work!
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Broken-Endings Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you really had me fooled. first time i saw this image i had to google to find out if it was a real action figure or not.
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:iconmax-dunbar:
Max-Dunbar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional
very cool idea, awesome execution too!
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:iconjaymax:
JayMax Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Impressive!
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BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow, looks real
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:iconjonnydark:
JonnyDark Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow i totally fell for it!
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:icongattadonna:
gattadonna Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I cannot stress how brilliant this cover is. It is pure genius!!! Thank you for making it exist.
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:iconcolleen33408:
colleen33408 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Sooo awesome and creative and it's all about Dani so I love it. Just wish she had a new costume and I think you're the one to design it!!
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:iconcolleen33408:
colleen33408 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Sooo awesome and creative and it's all about Dani so I love it. Just wish she had a new costume and I think you're the one to design it!!
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GabrielSilverwolf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Mark, this is truly one of the most awesome covers I've ever seen in a very long time. Marvel are lucky to have access to a talent like yours.
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:iconkawenzmann:
Kawenzmann Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
You are a monster. The action figure looks so realistic. I can not belive it is not a photo. Great job. It mitght be one of the best ideas for a cover I have ever seen. Awesome.
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BanzaiSquirrel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Misty Knight is one of my favorite Marvel characters. And I loved Valkyrie when she was with the New Mutants.
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:iconxsikal:
xsikal Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
This is unbelievably cool. I honestly thought that they had just used your art as the backdrop for actual figure packaging.
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:iconizadorio:
izadorio Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
That is fricking awesome. I just read that they are releasing a Dani action figure in the marvel universe line. I thought this was it. Still a great job!!!
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:iconbanenascent:
BaneNascent Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha nice Hasbro style G.I. Joe package. Reminds me of those Marvel Universe figures. Nicely done!
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:iconkaedegirl:
Kaedegirl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahahah I thought it was a real figurine!! you nailed it my dear :)
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