Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Omega Red

Russian criminal mutant Arkady Gregorivich was turned over to the KGB who set about transforming him into the super-soldier code-named Omega Red. He is an enemy to the X-Men.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rocket Red

Part of the Rocket Red Brigade. Probably needs to smile more.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


aka, Jessica Drew turned super heroine when her father gave her a serum derived from irradiated spider blood. Powers include: super-human strength, endurance, speed and catching flies.

Monday, February 21, 2011


Teen-age Lonnie Machin sets out to change the world as Anarky, a villian in the Batman mythos created by Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle in the 1990's

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The God of Thunder

Thor Odin-son, bears a red cape and armed with Mjolnir—his hammer.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Azrael Batman

In the 1990's when Bruce Wayne was injured and had Jean Paul Valley step in as Batman, this was what the Dark Knight became—a literal armored knight.

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Klaw

Ulysses Klaw, a Marvel comics villain who first appeared Fantastic Four #53 (1966). Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


A hired assassin who "never misses". First appeared in Batman #59 (1950).

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Tale Of Two Santas

Robot Santa is the exact opposite in every way of the "real" Santa on Futurama. Originally the character was voiced By John Goodman.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

There's no place like home.

The Ruby Red Slippers from the Wizard of Oz play a supporting role in carrying Dorothy Gale back home to Kansas. A nice pair of actors.

Monday, February 14, 2011

If I only had a…

The Tin Woodman's reward: A heart. Now, if only Nick Chopper could get his limbs back that were chopped off by his enchanted axe…

Sunday, February 13, 2011

No Man Escapes the Manhunters

The Guardians of the Universe created an interstellar police force called The Manhunters.  They were flawed and eventually rebelled against their makers and were destroyed. As a replacement enforcement group for the Manhunters, The Guardians then created the group known as the Green Lantern Corps.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Red Shirt

The away-team on Star Trek: TOL was always suspect. There was Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy and some guy in a red shirt. It was this guy who was always first to find the mysterious creature and meet his ultimate demise. This is my tribute to the red shirt guys. Short lived and not prosperous.
For this 170th post on Niko's Ink, I've included the rough pencil drawing.
Pencil Sketch

Friday, February 11, 2011

The World's First Costumed Crime Fighter

Wealthy newsman Lee Walter Travis took on the alias of The Crimson Avenger to fight crime. The character first appeared in Detective Comics #20 (October 1938).

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Steamboat Willie's Star

Some of the more memorable characters are the ones that are the simplest in design. Mickey Mouse has one of the most recognizable silhouettes as well as his color palette. Black, red, yellow and white. Do you remember which part of him in this picture is red?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Sith Blade

In the Star Wars universe all lightsaber blades have a specific color that originates from the type of crystal that powers it. For the Sith it is always red.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

There is no such thing as dragons!

The Red Dragon from the Bone series by Jeff Smith.

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Mad Monk

One of Batman's oldest foes. He recently resurfaced in a mini-series called Batman and the Mad Monk by Matt Wagner.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Crimson Dynamo

So, there have been many variations on the Crimson Dynamo and now here's another one. I made him look a bit like the Iron Man Mark 1 suit's evil twin.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Street Fighter

Ken from Capcom's Street Fighter video game series stands ready to take on the competition.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Flame on!

Johnny Storm, (aka. The Human Torch) of the Fantastic Four takes flight in a red blaze.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Never too many M&M's

Melts in your mouth, not in your hands.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


An agent of the order of St. Dumas, Jean-Paul Valley became the dark knight's replacement after Bane broke the back of the bat.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Batman Beyond

Batman of the future or Batman: the next generation. Either way, a very interesting concept.