Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2009 Dave Grote Jr. Despero Headshot

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Here's a perfect example of why artists rarely want to draw the Silver/Bronze Age Despero-- all those scales! One day, George Pérez will draw this guy battling Aquaman and Captain America, but until then, weep for Dave Grote Junior's attention to detail.

2 comments:

Sphinx Magoo said...

I miss the old cerebral Despero who liked to demonstrate his chess-playing finesse to the Justice League. Sure, the new Despero can cause massive property damage and act like the DC version of Pink Hulk, but there's something really fascinating about a villain who was smarter than the writers who had to write stories about him.

Frank Lee Delano said...

Agreed. I think the physical changes were a good call, but the lousy costumes (and lack thereof) as well as the diminished mental capacity just made Despero crumby in the opposite direction. There aren't many strong/energy and smart/telepathic villains, a combination that would make Despero far more worthy as a modern League villain.