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Stratos Back Cover by stratosmacca Stratos Back Cover by stratosmacca
This is the first thing I ever had printed in a comic series. It was used as the back cover to Masters of the Universe Volume 2, issue #4. Colors are by (the awesome) Tony Washington.

It features my favorite MotU character, the mighty Stratos(!) leading his Birdman army against a powerful foe. Or something like that. I have always really liked Stratos and was psyched that I was able to add this piece to the new comic series. I was later able to draw Stratos' origin in MotU Volume 3, issue #7, which was a total thrill.

All hail Stratos! :)
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
200x Stratos is awesome!
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haydenyale Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work man! Really like the excellent colours and expression on Stratos' face :)
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Bennett-Burks Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
This is really well done, seriously looks like it's a scene that was taken right out off the animated series and then enhanced some. I have to say I think that the MOTU comics and new series were really excellent.
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DEM0NiCAL Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE this.... O_O... the scene and capture of movements are EEPICCc....
I love the colors @ 3 @...
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donnyhadiwidjaja Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Leanne ! ; )
Two thumbs up for your Art! ..
Your Stratos and his armies are so awesome!Love them...
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Donny! Man, I didn't know you were on here-- you can tell how often I check deviantart ;)
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donnyhadiwidjaja Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
:O)
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labguyinwa Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I too am a fan of the winged one. GREAT piece, you are SO fortunate to be able to have drawn him professionally, this is a very impressive piece and portrays Stratos quite majestically. I LOVE it!!!
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ZhaneAugustine Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
sweet!
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angelofdiversity Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woow cool by the power of greyskull
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JefimusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
Awsome Awsome Effffin Awsome Man
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rhannah Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
This should have been a front cover. Too bad artists with more established names by default get preference.
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rhannah Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
Possibly my favorite of all your comic-related work. You got the perfect angle on Stratos, flying right at the reader and the awe inspiring sight of Avion in the background is beautiful. This picture makes it easy to believe in the fantasy world of Eternia and its inhabitants and is adventure and escapism rolled into one. That's my critique (gushing) for you. :-)
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Hartter Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
Startos? How about Stratos. Me fail English? That's unpossible.
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Hartter Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
Sweet! Startos was my 1st Masters of the Universe figure and one of the coolest toys ever. Not as cool as ths, tho.
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GreenArrow Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic Work!!! Stratos us my fave MOTU character too :)
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you! And you have excellent taste in characters! :)
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GreenArrow Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too many coincidences... Stratos... Tygra... now tell me Chief Wiggum is your fave from the Simpsons, and I will freak out.
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oICEMANo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2006  Professional General Artist
Awesome pic!! Always digged this pic and the Stratos cover by Emil! However I have to be honest, I was never really a fan of the "Wolverine" look that the unmasked Bird People were given. :( Just never gelled with what I envisioned them to look.
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2006  Professional General Artist
I think Stratos and his father Cirrus were the only ones with the "Wolverine"-ish look. But in all honesty, being that I'm really anti-Wolverine, that wasn't the inspiration. They were meant to look like owls.

I actually really wish I could go back and redraw that comic... There is a lot I would change!
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oICEMANo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
Hmmm they were...? I'll have to go re-read that issue. I guess I can see the owl inspiration but my initial reaction was "Wolverine" Ah well. So what would you change if I may ask?? :)
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I had a feeling even as I was drawing it that people would probably immediately think "Wolverine!" when they saw it.

As for what I'd change... Well, nearly everything, probably! Some of the angles I went with, a lot of the anatomy and faces, some of the outfits and backgrounds... You get the idea. I was on a very tight schedule while I was drawing, so I was pressed for time. It didn't help matters any. But, eh. You live and learn. It was still a great experience, and I learned a lot while I was doing it :)
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oICEMANo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
Yup. Heh I would have traded places with ya any time!!!
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NickMockoviak Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
That's pretty frickin' cool. Solid pic my friend :thumbsup:
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HabitualFlippancy Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful and exciting!
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Jukkart Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Aww shucks....and I was expecting a big version of this image. C'mon Leanne...atleast Jeremy posted bigbig-versions of his covers here. ;)


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Oh was I supposed to say about the back-cover as well? -I think I've already said all I can....colours look fantastic...mad probs to Tony for it....poses are great, Hawk is missing a wing ;) and I can't believe it's couple years since the we saw the MotU-comic last time. :(
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006  Professional General Artist
I'm never going to live that Hawk thing down, am I? Maybe one of these days I'll Photoshop a new wing in there or something! :)

I don't think I have a bigger version of this picture, now that I think about it... If I do, I'll e-mail it do ya. But I don't like to put really big images of my art online, unless someone specifically requests it to keep for themselves. I'm weird that way.
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Jukkart Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
...I'll be checking my e-mail then ;)
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st3to Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006
nice work! i like the colors! :)
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