My Wildstorm character for the letter B is Backlash:
As a member of Team 7, Marc Slayton was exposed to the Gen-Factor, which gave him limited psychic powers. As time passed he also began to develop other abilities. According to his bio in the back of Backlash #25, he developed "the ability to manifest Psi Whips, telekinetic tendrils that extend from the backs of his hands. The Psi Whips can be used to pick up objects or to generate a psionic pulse that renders their victim immobile. Backlash also gained a healing factor from the government drug [the Gen-Factor], but his ability to dematerialize into a gaseous, or misting state, is a power he's had his entire life. It is believed that this attribute is derived from his Kherubium heritage." Backlash was never a character that I paid much attention to outside of his role in Team 7. I knew that he could essentially turn into smoke, but had no idea that he could do it before being exposed to the Gen-Factor. Also, I had no clue that he was part Kherubim (which would be an alien race on the side of good). The bio also states that Slayton is "extremely long-lived", presumably because he's part alien, which would account for his appearance in the recent Team Zero comic book that took place during World War II. With a similar body structure and long, ductile protrusions from his hands, the experience of drawing Backlash is similar to that of Spiderman. I know that I've drawn Backlash at least once before now, but it was fun to revisit and learn about a character that had all but slipped from my realm of knowledge.
Wildstorm Comics A-Z
I know I'm stealing this idea from someone here on deviantArt, but I'll be damned if I remember who. The concept is that I plan to draw 26 sketches, each of a character from the "classic" Wildstorm universe, and each beginning with the next sequential letter of the alphabet, starting (of course) with A. What I mean by "classic" is that I only intend to use characters who are a part of the superhero corner of the Wildstorm universe from the days of old (in other words, they'll all have some connection to the kherubim, daemonites, or Team 7).
Joining me on this quest is my close drawing buddy
, so you should check out his progress as well. We've compiled a list of characters large enough that we won't ever be drawing the same character for any given letter. This is just an exercise, after all, and not a contest.