Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Birthday, Superman 4 (Project Rooftop Edition)

This Superman is a fresh design I did for Project Rooftop who are currently doing a Superman Homage of their own.

I'm of the opinion that Superman's costume can't be improved on. However, I recognize it might not translate well to every medium. That's why my submission is specifically designed to work as a costume for the Clark Kent of television's Smallville.

I tried to keep the uniform in the same tone and style as the other Justice League characters who have guest starred. But I borrowed the 'S' shield from Superman Returns and the textures from the Spider-Man movies.

Another strong influence was Thor's suit in the Ultimates. I scrapped the Superman yellow in exchange for reflective/glowing patches of fabric like the Norse god's chest plate. Even the suit itself absorbs and concentrates solar energy to feed Clark's alien physiology. When he really pours it on the whole suit shines.

-Johnny Zito

Monday, June 2, 2008

Wizard World Philadelphia 2008 Wrap Up

Wizard World Philly was a great time. Tony and I toured the convention floor and gave out official Black Cherry Bombshells' shwag and took pictures with all the costumed attendees. Check out more photos in our gallery.

Friday night we partied at the Trocadero with Skeletor. Yes, THE Skeletor and his amazing, evil karaoke gongshow. I made it to the bridge in 'LoLa' before the scourge of Eternia gonged me off stage.

Quick shout to Rex, Mike and Brietman (sp?) who we met for the first time at the DC Comics' Booth. Rex and the guys gave out BCB pins for us Friday and Saturday. If you didn't get one, check us out in San Diego.

Black Cherry Bombshells are now weekly at Zuda Comics. Check us out every Wednesday at

-Johnny Zito