Public Domain Hero Day: KID TYRANT!

Here is today’s public domain superhero KID TYRANT!

from - http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Kid_Tyrant

Kid Tyrant appeared only once, in a Chameleon story in the back of  Target Comics Vol. 3 No. 1.  He was “Ragsy”, the sidekick of The Chameleon- a rough-n-tumble, Bowery Boys type. Ragsy decides to take on the persona of his favorite kid superhero to solve a case and then shelves his costume – all under the nose of his crimefighting pal. Click here to read the whole story on the Pure Exitement Comics website!

And now, on to my version –

Of course this is a sketch, not a finished drawing, but I think it’s easy to see what I’m going for. The name really screamed “Kirby Character” and so I just bulked him up, gave him solid gauntlets.  I want to take this character farther along one day- make him much more bombastic, more Bronze age in style.

Marker/pencil on A5 paper, digital color.

Links for more info:

http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Kid_Tyrant

Download Target Comics  vol.3, no.1 at the Digital Comics Museum!

http://home.comcast.net/~wanolan/b1three1.html

http://www.dpccomics.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/theamericancomicshop/goldenagedatabase/index.php?page=2&section=k

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3 comments for “Public Domain Hero Day: KID TYRANT!

  1. TBolt
    08/28/2010 at 8:38 PM

    read one of his stories, cool character, great tweak of the design. You ought to take a shot at the Target and the targateers. I am toying with a figure of him, too.

    • 09/17/2010 at 12:55 PM

      Hey TBolt-

      That’s a good Idea- there’s allot you can do with those guys, like a “GIJoe” Adventure Team thing- like many of the team-based action figure toys of the 70’s.

  2. TBolt
    08/28/2010 at 8:39 PM

    cool character, and a great tweak of the design. You should take a shot at the Target and his Targeteers.

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