Artist Gives Supervillains Steampunk Redesigns

Artist Gives Supervillains Steampunk Redesigns

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Steampunk supervillains, you say? Go on.

Artist Chet Phillips may have a little bit of a steampunk problem. Back in December, he unveiled his steampunk re-imagining of iconic superheroes. Now, Phillips is back, and he's got some more designs to show off: Steampunk Supervillains.

Phillips recently made an update to his website, showcasing his designs for The Order of Nefarious Villains, a twenty-card set that he's now selling on Etsy. The cards feature designs for characters like Bane, Poison Ivy, Doctor Doom, and Mr. Freeze. Oh, yeah, and they look absolutely lovely.

Here's the official description of the Order of Nefarious Villains:

The Order of Nefarious Villains serve as the evil counterpart to the Union of Superlative Heroes. Spawned from the dark recesses of spider pits and graveyard shadows, this collection of evil deviants inhabit the same parallel Steampunk Victorian universe as their heroic foes. 20 cards in the set, including the characters Professor Cephalopod, Sir Samuel Lodestone, Black Piranha, Feline Fräulein, Lord Venomous, King Congo plus 14 more. Each card showcases their portrait along with a brief description of their malevolent deeds, origins and abilities.

You can see some of the card designs below, or you can head over to Phillips' Etsy shop and pick up a pack for $10 (plus shipping). As stated earlier, there are twenty cards in the set, and they're printed on 14 pt. cover stock, which means they double as blunt weapons you can use to beat down disappointing minions who screw up your global takeover plans.

Source: Etsy via io9

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I like to pride myself on being a super villain buff, and I recognize a majority or the villains, but who the hell is Scorn supposed to be a steampunk version of?

also, love Count Centigrade, proof that all villains need that type of mustache.

I want those hats in TF2.

MODOK.

You had me at "Count Centigrade".

Kalezian:
I like to pride myself on being a super villain buff, and I recognize a majority or the villains, but who the hell is Scorn supposed to be a steampunk version of?

also, love Count Centigrade, proof that all villains need that type of mustache.

SCORN is a riff on MODOK

Doctor Von Ominous, what a name!

Hm.

I shouldn't write what i will write now, cause i always thougth that i will keep an open mind.

But rigth now i feel that many of that Steam-Punk-Makeovers are created with the following line of thougth:

Step 1 - Take an famous Objekt or Subject of Pop Culture.

Step 2 - Change the Design of said Object/Subject into a steampunk themed one.

Step 3 - Instant rekognition, no matter if it's good or not.

To be really honest and I don't really want to say this but they don't seem that good really. What is with the whole steampunk thing thats going on right now, the Star Wars ones were good originally but everybody just seems to be jumping on the bandwaggon now.
I don't mean any offense to the artist who created these because they clearly have a lot of talent but why not do something completely original?

I'm not the biggest on steampunk, but I do enjoy seeing how some people could re-imagine characters, especially when done well.

Hehe... I'd hate to be in the ring facing Senor Blight.

Is Otto Von Omnisicience supposed to be Dr. Doom?

I think these are all neat. Though not sure if a luchadore is 'steampunk'

Really, more of this stuff. Essssh, I'm unimpressed, seriously, what's the point of just turning things steampunk, I don't get it.

These pictures prove the DCU can get even manlier with all of those moustaches.

Kalezian:
I like to pride myself on being a super villain buff, and I recognize a majority or the villains, but who the hell is Scorn supposed to be a steampunk version of?

Wait, Wait, I think I actually know this.

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His name is MODOK. I think he is from X-men.

Edit: Apparently it's from Captain America.

Not that objectionable as yet-another-steampunk thing goes, but I'm pretty sure they had clown makeup in the nineteenth century, so I don't get what's going on with "the Purple Jester."

"Steam Controlled Organisms Re-engineered for Neutralization"

...Clever bastards...

BobDobolina:
Not that objectionable as yet-another-steampunk thing goes, but I'm pretty sure they had clown makeup in the nineteenth century, so I don't get what's going on with "the Purple Jester."

Did jesters actually wear makeup, though? Wait, were jesters even in the 19th century? This is odd.

This is not steampunk. It's Victoriana.

ace_of_something:
I think these are all neat. Though not sure if a luchadore is 'steampunk'

You saying Mexicans can't do Steampunk? c.c

Mezzo.:

ace_of_something:
I think these are all neat. Though not sure if a luchadore is 'steampunk'

You saying Mexicans can't do Steampunk? c.c

No, they can't. The premise is the aesthetic of Victorian era England (and a some other European countries) their were no Mexicans (or Americans) north America was doing the cowboy thing at that time.

GAWWWWWWWWD!!!! ENOUGH with the steampunk already, PRETTY PLEASE? just kill it. with fire. brownie points for being original, though... not just using the existing names of the characters they represent... but you're just encouraging the rest of the UNORIGINAL kiddies, where will it end????? oy vey. *facepalllllm*

I like Steampunk, but, these aren't terribly imaginative. Everything is just steam robotics. Should not Bane be powered by fell Alchemy?

felixader:
But rigth now i feel that many of that Steam-Punk-Makeovers are created with the following line of thougth

Not unlike the "edit something backwards and forwards for instant Dead Island" or "Minecraft everything" attitudes.

The internet has reached an absolute saturation point of follow the leader right now. It seems even more so than usual.

 

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