Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Damaged in the JSA

Sounds like Damage may be quite... damaged in the new JSA.

From Newsarama's DALE EAGLESHAM: AT HOME WITH THE JSA interview:

NRAMA: Damage isn't a new character himself, but he's new to the team and has a new look that includes a mask. How difficult is it to portray the emotions of a character through a mask?

DE: He's got a full face mask. Obviously there's something going on with his face being covered, and we'll find out more about that in the story. But we can still see his eyes. And I can manipulate the mask. It's a dark mask, so you do see light reflecting off the surfaces, so it does give me some maneuvering room for expressions. I've drawn Batgirl before the same way. If it's a colorful mask, it requires too much sculpting and it gets a little goofy. But a dark mask can be really threatening yet it gives you sort of a range. Of course, you don't want too much of a range for Damage, because he's a really conflicted character. So we really don't want to see too much of what he's really thinking. There's probably a lot of hurt there too, but we don't really want to see that.

NRAMA: So the mask ends up helping you be more subtle with his emotions?

DE: It's going to be there. But it's also a little hidden. Kind of dangerous, kind of conflicted. And for him, I'm waiting to get in there and really work in those emotions and that personality and see how it's going to play out.


  • At 6:33 PM, Blogger Johny said…

    the title shoud've been Damage and "Jesse Quick" - now Liberty Belle in the JSA.
    Funny that both of them were also TItans at the same time at some point.

  • At 6:34 PM, Blogger Matt McGee said…

    I can't wait for the new JSA series. Johns did a great job on the old series, especially helping to sort out the post-crisis origins of Infinity Inc.

    I think the question on everyone's mind now is: who is the new Starman?


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