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Spectreman by HK666 Spectreman by HK666
Remember that guy ?
Time for some nostalgia.... I have been a Super-hero fan since I put my eyes on a comic-book. I read the books & watched the cartoons, but, as good as the art was, it didn't look "real". It's now a common thing to see super-heroe movies & live shows, but when I was a kid, there was quite nothing, at last in France. The only one I saw was SUPERMAN with Christopher Reeve, & of course loved it, but Spectreman was totally different & ...new!! A golden giant fighting with monsters sent by a gorilla with a blonde wig to conquer earth, it was not the kind of thing you could read in the american funny-books, and it was for "real"!! Very impressive for a youngster in those years, my school buddies & I instantly became addicted to that show.
By today's standards, it's totally outdated & kitsch, some would say laughable, & I don't think a teenager who watched MATRIX or the X-MEN movies would believe such show could have impressed someone :D

Many many years later, when japanimation, manga & live-show became so popular, I had the chance to meet Mr Narikawa Tetsuo, who portrayed the hero in the series, at a convention. He kindly signed some memorabilias, & I have a photo of him with me :D

For this picture, I tried to capture the "cheesiness", the retro feel &, yep, the drama (As usual, Tokyo ended in ruins every time a monster showed a tentacle...) of the series.
Pencil, ink & 'toshop.

Spectreman (c) P-Productions
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SXGodzilla Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
monster: oh hai there!!! ;)

awesome work.
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Guyverman Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
Did you know that The Gorilla villian in that show was the inspiration for Mojo Jojo from the Powerpuff girls?
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joseph Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know, there was some interesting stuff going on in spectreman. if memory serves, dr. gori turned a retarded guys dog into a giant monster once and spectreman had to kill it. you don't see power rangers going that dark too often.
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Taclobanon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006   Digital Artist
Great job! Really shows you belong to one of the earlier generations of anime fans... you called anime japanimation! :-)
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dyson-christine Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
Yeah...I always wondered why Tokyo puts itself through so much turmoil. Oh well, their doing not ours.

He looks like he's just going to slap the claw and say, "Down boy, down!" lol
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HK666 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
Thanx !
Spectreman would make any power-ranger episode sound like a shakespearian drama.... uh, i wonder what Shakespear would have done with such concept... :)
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ChrisMcJunkin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I totally missed out on that one growing up but it's a cool pic. Like what you did with the retro coloring. The concept for the show sounded whacky as all get out.

-chris
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