Oliver Queen’s band of heroes has gotten a lot bigger throughout the last few seasons of The CW’s Arrow. Season 5 marked the promotion of Echo Kellum from recurring guest star to series regular as the tech-savy Mr. Terrific. Last season also introduced us to the hockey-mask-wearing Wild Dog, played by Rick Gonzalez. Now that both characters are full-time members of Team Arrow, their costume choices have become much closer to what fans of these DC Comics characters have come to expect.
Illustrator and costume designer Andy Poon took to Instagram to share concept art of these two characters’ most recent designs. Rick Gonzalez’s Wild Dog outfit has gotten a significant upgrade in Season 6. His old hockey jersey has been replaced with a more practical suit of armor that offers him more protection. As for Mr. Terrific, his look remains very much the same from the black, white and red aesthetic that his costume had since the character suited up in Season 5.
The images that Poon created for the show’s costume designer Maya Mani can be viewed below.
Last year Green Arrow got a brand new team and Wilddog was one of the great addition. This year he gets an upgrade on his suit. Here are some concepts I did for costume designer Maya Mani. I love his character on Arrow played by @rickgonzalez and he’s badass and seem like a super cool dude in real life. He is currently raising funds for Puerto Rico, go support him! @dccomics @cw_arrow @rickgonzalez #teamarrow #wilddog #suitupgrade #mayamani #costume #concept #illustration #design
Life has been super busy and haven’t had much time to post anything. Here is the concept illustration I did of Mr Terrific for Arrow season 5 last year, costume design by Maya Mani. Mr terrific was a great addition to the team and had became one of my favourite Arrow team member and @echokells does such a great job portraying him. Season 6 is off to an amazing start, love the new team dynamic. @cw_arrow #mrterrific @echokells #tspheres #diversity @dccomics #concept #illustration #costume #design #mayamani #throwbackthursday
What are your thoughts on the latest designs of these two Star City superheroes? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments section.
Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance, Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake, Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez, Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt and Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance.
Arrow airs on Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW.
6 Superheroes Who Deserve Animated Shows
One of the greatest tools in the craft of filmmaking is the often overlooked art of animation. Animation is a tool that can bring any drawable creation to life in vibrant ways without the limitations of a budget or having to find a way to pull something off in real life. Animation can be as far out and unhinged as it wants to be.
The art of the comic book is very similar to that of animation. Comics often show heroes doing things that could never happen in the real world. As much as live action can capture a lot of these moments, animation allows for much more freedom. Animated superhero shows have been popular for quite some time now, and some have even received critical acclaim for their depiction of comic book characters and honoring the source material.
With all this in mind, I decided to write about 6 heroes who deserve their own animated shows. Click Next to get started!