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REMAKE: The Flamingo Comic by PaulSizer REMAKE: The Flamingo Comic by PaulSizer
The REMAKE/REMODEL thread is re-activated at Warren Ellis' WHITECHAPEL forums, and it was missed, but the time off recharged people's batteries, so it's all good. Here's this week's description of THE FLAMINGO:

"From Contact Comics in 1944:
Colonel Moore Williams knows the enemy is easily terrified by the strange and unknown, so he becomes the superhero known as the Flamingo! He has no powers and is only armed with his intellect, his physical strength, his service revolver, and a specially built plane. He uses his new identity to accomplish things the military cannot."

Because people punching Hitler NEVER goes out of style, I decided to make my Flamingo be a defender of America and a champion for the gay men in the armed forces, most of whom were not able to be "out" with their sexuality in that time period. I figured that he would have a special grudge against Hitler's Nazi regime, based on the fact that homosexuals were persecuted as much as the Jewish and Roma people during World War 2.
The pink triangle was used by the Nazis to identify homosexuals in the concentration camps, and the symbol has been re-purposed by some gay support groups in modern times, hence why I have The Flamingo wearing the triangles as a sign of defiance and pride.

Fake comic book cover for the thread.

Pencils/Inks: MANGASTUDIO EX 3.0
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Actually a pretty good idea. He should go take on the Francobot 5000 next.
companyHOLLAND Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
hahahahahahahaaha pwnd fur deutschland :D
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well said. Thanks.
companyHOLLAND Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
great work , welcome
Elgorfo1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Ha! Punching Hitler does never go out of fashion.
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You are correct!
Lupus-Ferus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Rohm's revenge?
Keistera Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
What a beautiful design! I'd read this comic like whoa and totally wish it was real.

I was directed to this from the inclusive_geeks LJ comm, for reference.
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the comment and the link. I hope that people seeing this DO know that I'm not doing this as a joke, but more as a question of "Why CAN'T this be how it is?". I think that questioning things is how things change, hopefully for the better. And a broader range of characters cannot do anything but make for better and more diverse storytelling.

If you have a direct line to the LJ post where you saw this, I'd love to check it out.
Keistera Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Apologies for the late response, but I found it here: [link] - I don't log in to DA as much as I'd like to, that's why it took so long.

I agree with your points, for sure. We have to keep questioning things if we want them to change, and I really hope that people do just that - ask questions, keep asking, keep poking and prodding. More diverse storytelling is something that's sorely needed in all forms of media.
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