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Manga DC 2012: The Flash by effektdmentality Manga DC 2012: The Flash by effektdmentality
Next up in my revamped Manga DC for 2012, it's the Flash! Back in '04, I had based his powers on a suit of futuristic armor that harnessed the Speed Force held within the hero's body. I realized that this puts a lot of the drama on the suit, and less of it on the hero. I also realized that a sprinter wouldn't want a set of bulky armor, so for the 2012 version, I trimmed down the silhouette entirely.

Hotaka Aren was the leading forensic scientist for the Tokyo police force. One night, Hotaka was finishing up in his forensics lab as a thunderstorm raged outside, and a bolt of lightning hit the building, sending a surge of electricity through the machines inside and creating a small explosion that splashed super-charged chemicals onto Hotaka. He soon found he had super-speed, and donning a specially designed costume made to withstand his incredible speed, Hotaka became the Flash!

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- Visually, I was influenced by Super Sentai, Ultraman, and Mega Man. I also was influenced, particularly in the lean sprinter's body type, by Casshern Sin, which has begun showing on the new Toonami block of [adult swim] on Cartoon Network.
- The origin is pretty much the same as the American version of the Flash.
- "Aren" is a phonetic translation of [Barry] Allen. "Hotaka" is a Japanese male name, possibly meaning "step by step."
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gamerashell Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My favorite of the bunch!
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AzabacheSilver Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This design shows a lot of energy, however Comic Editors would not like that only the eyes show. It's harder to show emotion that way, and only a few artists can capture that. You did a good job of that.
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Intellectual-Soldier Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
looks cool to me? Do you plan on doing any Marvel manga?
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Cool one
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Cool design here.
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Davidbatmanfan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really cool man and i love the Flash!:woohoo:
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Nightshade475 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
i like the streamlining, and speed and lightning effects! i also prefer the original origin you had, that wasnt so similar to his mainstream counterpart's
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