The 4 "All-Girl" follow-up to my previous "She-Ra" sneak peak!
A character from DC Comics & specifically tied to this project via
the modern DC VS MOTU series. Black Alice's look reminds me so much of
the type of work I did in college for character designs, that I just had
to include her, she's like a throwback to myself. lol
In this story, Black Alice was practicing rituals to contact
inter-dimensional demons through portal phenomenon and was eventually
graced (or cursed), with the Demon King of Eternia Skeletor. Black
Alice serves as Skeletor's liaison, votary, informant, and as a magical
vessel for him to cross through space and time to Earth as either a
conquest or an escape!
DRAGON QUEEN (as a young girl):
Based on the lead villianess from the Galoob line "Golden Girl and the
Guardians Of The Gemstone" which was another (and probably the best
known/successful) She-Ra-inspired-competing-line of the 80's. I picture
most of these characters to be somewhat younger than their POP
contemporaries. Here as a child, the Dragon Queen (once the Dragon
Princess) was forced into her role when Skeletor invaded Storm Isle, and
killed her parents (the Dragon King/Queen) and many of her people. This
act was made to capture, steal, and later control the Dragons that are
native to her land. For protection for her people against Skeletor's
future plans, the now child Dragon Queen formed an uneasy alliance with
the Snake Men Clan's Priest "Kobra Khan." Her assigned guardian is the
"Dragon Lord" & her horse is named "Shadow."
Based on the 1986 MOTU Annual that shows He-Man talking to a Mermaid,
this character can also can fulfill the role of "Mermista." I added a
couple of my own minor touches to this design to make her look a little
less human. Although usually mistrustful of land dwellers, in this
story the Mermaid aids He-Man & She-Ra's traveling alliance with
information of the Horde's route thru the sea on giant ships to bring in
their forces over from the far off Fright Zone to Monarch, her advanced
warning ready's the Heroic Forces for impending danger.
Pebblass was added as a guilty pleasure to this series, her name given
to her by TG is just too much fun. lol Pebblass represents one of the 5
members of the Rock People who meteored to Eternia in search of peace
from a galactic war that tore apart her home world. Fun & flirty,
Pebblass & her fellow Rock People have joined He-Man & the
Heroic Warriors, to assist their new welcoming allies in hopes of peace
from the on coming Horde war.
fun personal facts:
I scored a Dragon Queen figure MIB a couple years back for $20 on ebay, not to shabby...lol
The recent Classics figure of Mermista helped propel her to be finished
sooner than later in the art lineup. She is also the only art card that
does not have a featured weapon.
Pebblass' gun is based on "Solitaire's" sword from the classic "Rock Lords" line.
Black Alice is a character I wish they would make an action figure of in one of the many DC lines. ;-)