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Kell-Ell by SpawnofSprang Kell-Ell by SpawnofSprang
Rough comp of Kell-El from Legion of Superheroes cartoon. Even though we were kind of forced to create Kell-El for the show because the network wanted a more suped-up and edgier Superman than the one we had in Season One (who was always intended to be SuperBOY right up until we premiered, but don't get me started...), I think he actually became a cool character in his own right. It's cool to me that Kell's armor plated look is being adapted for the current Superman relaunch and in fact, one of my earlier designs for Kell looks almost exactly like the new Superman suit, ironically.
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RavenShadowCross Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome. I love it :-)
EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
He was created to destroy Imperiax, but,tho he succeeded, it was not the way he envisioned. He set off a sequence of events that led to a villain killing Imperiax, a villain that the LSH had experience with, could handle.
StephenBJones Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Kell is a little bit like Batman Beyond to me. one is given an "edict" by a network to make something a certain way. it could've turned out terribly but instead, due to the passion and creativity of folks involved, it becomes something really cool and beloved. :)
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Pumpkin-Spirit Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your works. They're very awesome. I remember watching the show and liking the new twist the show gave. :heart:
I hadn't made the connection to Kell's design and the new Superman relaunch design until now. :D
costin55 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THAT'S nice!!!verry good!!
Alkevin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love his suit it looks really futuristic and it conects with his atitude. Ive noticed that his knees are small, but thats only the style of the animation.
GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Not for nothing, but Kell looks waaaaay better than the current Superman reboot. The lines in the armor are much less...extraneous, I guess. It's still segmented, but the lines serve to highlight anatomy, and to break up broad spaces (like in the arms and legs). And, of course, replacing almost all of the yellow in his costume with red is a huge mistake. The fact that Kell had additional yellow, instead of less, just puts this design over the top.
SerendipityMillenium Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
He looks like he belongs in the new DC reboot. That suit looks a whole lot like armor plating- he'd fit in very well with the new 'Krytponian armor' thing going on in the Superfamily books.
ClarkyBoingo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011   Traditional Artist
Great job.
Krissymcclean1 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist
you should join the kell-el fanclub
SpawnofSprang Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Filmographer
There is a Kell-El fan club? Who knew! I'm
Krissymcclean1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist
yeah I joined
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