Black Manta

Black Manta

Friday, March 21, 2014

the Ostrander hotel

the Squad is Assembled

at least a first version debuted on Arrow yesterday. And I must say, It brought back a semblance of the real Ostrander Squad; international intrigue, romantic danger, lies, double crossing and of course the secret mission gone wrong ... the Suicide Squad.

I don't really like Dig em but he even fit in well with the mix and match team of criminals forced to do the bidding of the now slim and sexy Amanda Waller. Did I mention they even had the supposedly unnoticed unmarked van for a get away.

Amanda Waller


Bronze Tiger


I wonder is Shrapnel going to eventually look
 something like his comic version?

Layla (field leader)
Diggle her side kick

and my girl even had a teaser cameo

my favorite creepy sexy therapist, Harley Quinn

The episode had all of the elements of what the Suicide Squad is. 
A few more showings like this one, 
and nothing should be able to hold the Squad back from a full fledged spin off
 series or live action.. I got to admit ... this time the CW got it right.
Long live the Squad 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ghost Ship

Manta Sub

Black Manta's personal mission command center, flying arsenal and intergalactic star fighter. The Manta Ship the Wraith (so says OA1) is Manta's equivalent to the Batmobile. The Wraith captures the imagination with it's super cool fusion of organic efficiency and technological terror;  the design is / A plus. And the perfect compliment to the scourge of the seven seas.

I remember the Manta Ship taking the Legion of Doom into outer space, traveling thru time and even going head to head with the Invisible Jet and the Batplane.

DC comics is slipping. Syndrome from the incredibles
worked the Hell out of ------ wait for it ... the manta jet.

It's time to see a whole story revolving around the Wraith. It would be cool to see a complete drawing of the Manta Sub in action and seen from different angles of torpedo laser blasting awesomeness. 

Blow up Xebel, destroy some shitty Aquaman military vehicles, deploy the Manta Men against Atlantis, wreck havoc every damn where then burst out of the water flying to a remote Island paradise to drink Mai Tais and celebrate the victories with a harem of butt naked women.

What could be better....right.?.

the Manta Jet from the Incredibles

 Manta class shuttle from some Star Trek game

And DC stupid Ass can barely get the Manta Sub half a panel ..... idiots.

Friday, March 7, 2014


This is the OA1 redition of the Black Manta and his revenge against Xebel. 

The mystery of David's origin, his imprisonment in the Bermuda Triangle and his son being the new Aqualad started in Brightest Day. We have yet to find out what is exactly going on with the Black Knight of the seven seas but he is definitely kicking asses all over the DCU right now. And at the present moment he's overseeing the Tiger Cage. 

Enemies Be Ware...Here there be Monsters.

The Young Justice version of Black Manta is absolutely the toughest 
most bad ass character on the DC planets. 

What I tried to do with this guy is take what I like from the current comic book and the animated series and produce the ultimate assassin. 
I think the idea is decent but the 7 year hiatus putting pen to paper is telling.

This week me and the fellas did sort of a cross blog posting of drawings. 
Check out It's a Dan's World for some high flying Spidey action
King of Thessaly's and the Rom blog to come face to face with the Dire Wraiths