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Outworlder by DBed Outworlder by DBed
When paging through the Public Domain Super Heroes website [link] , I came across a series of Open-Source Characters from something called “Outworlder”. Here is my reinterpretation of these characters as a cartoon; all done, from roughs to finished product, with GIMP [link] … an open-source image program for some open-source characters!

I based this image on, what I imagine to be, the first Outworlder cover: [link]

Front and center we have the armored, titular character OUTWORLDER [link] redesigned to be a bit sleeker. The mercenaries in the lower left of the image include an energy sword wielding CYBER-KNIGHT [link] , a cybernetically enhanced BATTLE-CRY [link] and POWERBALL [link] . A “pulpy” take on JACKPOTT [link] can be found in the lower right corner (I really like the way he came out).

And now for the obligatory Open-Source errata…

The character of The Outworlder is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving The Outworlder, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.

The character of Cyber-Knight is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Cyber-Knight, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.

The character of Battle-Cry is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Battle-Cry, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.

The character of Powerball is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Powerball, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.

The character of Jackpott is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jackpott, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.
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:iconmddean:
MDDean Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I just found this image. Your re-imagining of these guys is awesome. You even managed to make my super-lame starships look cool. I love seeing another take on the characters.
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:icondbed:
DBed Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks! You created some really cool characters, I read about them and was inspired! (The starships just needed a little tweak)
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:iconmddean:
MDDean Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Glad you liked them.
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gwdill Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Any interest bringing Outworlder to KING Comics, LLC?
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:icondbed:
DBed Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Another time maybe... I'm currently in the midst of a comic collaboration that should start coming out at the end of the year!
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:icongwdill:
gwdill Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh awesome!! I would love to see your characters in action! Please let me know when it is ready! :)
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:icondbed:
DBed Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012   Digital Artist
I'll let you (and anyone who will listen) know!
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:icongwdill:
gwdill Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Haha! I'll help spread the word when it's time! I'm a fan, you know that by now! :D
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:icondbed:
DBed Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconparky258:
Parky258 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
AWESOME!!!! Love your artwork, you are a master! :headbang: I had a look at the public domain link you posted, I know I will have some stuff to design this weekend. Thank you for posting the link
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:icondbed:
DBed Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011   Digital Artist
There are so many great, untapped characters at that site! Have fun!
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:iconvarishan:
Varishan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
That is pretty awesome. I'm now inspired to redesign some public domain characters!
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:icongwdill:
gwdill Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist
This guy totally ROCKS!! :thumbsup:
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:iconmedallion2012:
Medallion2012 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so Great! One of your best so far. Keep working, you're getting better and better.
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:icondbed:
DBed Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnovaburst:
NovaBurst Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
This is fantastic work man! I love the design on The Outworlder!
:)
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:icondbed:
DBed Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmrhades:
MrHades Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Brill design on this one man.
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:icondbed:
DBed Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconn-i-v-e-k:
N-I-V-E-K Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
That is simply BAD @$$!:D
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:icondbed:
DBed Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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N-I-V-E-K Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
You're welcome!:)
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:iconhartter:
Hartter Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Thanks for sharing that link for the PD superheroes!
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:icondbed:
DBed Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   Digital Artist
No problem. There are so many great characters and some that are so terrifically bad that they are great!
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:iconhartter:
Hartter Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
I love how many of them are District Attorneys during the day and crimefighters at night, at least 80% of them! Who knew The Spider was public domain??? Too cool. I'd love to do some comic stories of one of these characters revamped.
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:icondbed:
DBed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011   Digital Artist
So many sort-of-good ideas that need exploring and so little time!

Back in the day there must have been a class in law school about after hours crime fighting!
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:iconhartter:
Hartter Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
heh Masked Vigilantes 101
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:iconoyetoons:
oyetoons Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome, dude!
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:icondbed:
DBed Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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LegacyHeroComics Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Cool re-imaginings.
My first exposure to an "open source" characters was Jenny Everywhere.
She has quite the following.
Glad to know there are others.
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:icondbed:
DBed Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   Digital Artist
I was surprised to find others, too. As far as I knew there was only Jenny Everywhere. These were fun to play with.
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Holy cow that is awesome! I love the leader's design :D
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:icondbed:
DBed Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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