There are a number of things we are working behind the scenes at Major Spoilers, and today we are pleased to announce the official Critical Hit Character Designs, by our friend Thomas Perkins.

You may remember Thomas Perkins from his excellent work on Ben 10, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Green Lantern, and of course, our Hero History of Kablamakus! Thomas approached us quite a while ago about providing art, and over the last couple of years, we’ve honed everything down to where we are happy to show off the first official character designs to you, our faithful Spoilerites and Critites.

All this week we will introduce a character and design to you, and since Critical Hit began with the introduction of Orem, we thought it best to start our character look with you as well.

I don’t think we need to tell you to use the comment section below – because we know you will.  We are extremely pleased with the designs, and hope you are too!


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  1. Raidden
    June 4, 2012 at 10:29 am — Reply

    Love it!
    Can’t wait to see the rest of the characters.

  2. Simon Chambers
    June 4, 2012 at 10:30 am — Reply

    Fantastic! I especially like how he’s standing on Torq’s head. Wait, you mean that’s *not* Torq?

    But seriously, that’s some awesome artwork to go with an awesome show!

  3. The Great NateO
    June 4, 2012 at 10:34 am — Reply

    OH MY, OH MY, OH MY. This is Awesome and can not wait for the rest of them and, I hope, some action pictures of all the team(s). This ROCKS!!!

  4. Ricco
    June 4, 2012 at 10:43 am — Reply

    He looks older then in my head, but he does looks just as evil mid fight as I always saw him :)

  5. J_Michael_T
    June 4, 2012 at 10:49 am — Reply

    Stephen, you were right. This is awesome.

  6. Vistapa
    June 4, 2012 at 10:57 am — Reply

    this is beyond cool, can’t wait to “know” the rest of the gang

  7. June 4, 2012 at 11:10 am — Reply

    1. totally awesome for Orem after some seasoning
    2. I wonder how much more Poofy and less Bad Ass lvl 1 Orem would have been.

    Can’t wait to see what else is coming.

    • Locknestra
      June 7, 2012 at 5:09 pm — Reply

      This. So much! lol

      Though, I think a Frou frou Orem pic is in order too.

  8. June 4, 2012 at 11:21 am — Reply

    This needs to be a cartoon 20 years ago so I could watch it after school.
    Can it come on after G.I.Joe?


  9. jeremiedunlap
    June 4, 2012 at 11:30 am — Reply

    If you look up the word ‘Awesome’ in Wikipedia, you get a re-direct to this page on the MajorSpoilers website….

  10. June 4, 2012 at 12:31 pm — Reply

    This is phenomenal work. Kudos to Mr. Perkins!

    • June 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm — Reply

      Hey Matthew! Thanks a lot, man, I hope you dug your character as well. :)

  11. Galactoss
    June 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm — Reply

    That is some nice art! On its own merits, as well as it being Orem. I love the monochrome/green contrast idea. Generally, I tend to just visualise you guys (mostly) sitting round a table when I’m listening, so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing more of how everyone is “meant to” look.

  12. Hendral
    June 4, 2012 at 1:05 pm — Reply

    That would make a excellent T-shirt design, especially with glow-in-the-dark ink for all the green parts.

  13. @lantis
    June 4, 2012 at 1:39 pm — Reply

    What is that creature Orem is stepping on supposed to be? Is it a TP original, or something from the campaign?

    It is great work, as I would expect from Mr. Perkins.

  14. Marco
    June 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm — Reply

    This is Awesome! Can’t wait for the other guys also!

  15. June 4, 2012 at 1:47 pm — Reply

    Hope we get to see some Candleheads and Warblers. Mr. Perkins does awesome monsters!

  16. The Great NateO
    June 4, 2012 at 1:52 pm — Reply

    SO, when will we see these items in the Major Spoilers Store?????????

  17. David
    June 4, 2012 at 1:54 pm — Reply


    Now we need a cosplayer in this costume standing next to the “welcome to Orem, UT” sign…

    Or is that too much real-life in my fantasy-life?

    • June 4, 2012 at 2:14 pm — Reply

      There would be a special prize if someone did that for realz and it met our level of critique.

  18. Praion
    June 4, 2012 at 1:55 pm — Reply

    What is he casting? Force Orb? Hypnotic Pattern?

    • Georgedubya
      June 4, 2012 at 6:05 pm — Reply

      I think he’s got Shield up and is preparing to “Pew-pew” with a Magic Missile.

  19. Adam
    June 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm — Reply

    I have been desperately praying someone on deviant art or etsy would create a poster sized version of the end of the skill challenge from episode 125, with Orem popping onto the lodestar, and Randus flying in using an explosive barrel and Torque bearing Ket leaping onto the rock with Guy just barely clinging to Ket. Please Please Please make this happen.

    • June 4, 2012 at 5:02 pm — Reply

      If someone is doing that and selling it on Esty, it would be a violation of copyright. Your best bet is to buy Critical Hit merchandise directly from Major Spoilers so as not to break the law, and to ensure funds are going to those who are creating the content you love.

  20. Anonymous
    June 4, 2012 at 6:52 pm — Reply

    This kills SO many friends!

  21. June 4, 2012 at 7:40 pm — Reply

    oh my god!! I’m so happy there’s ~’Official’~ art!! Look at that detail! And the monster is SO COOL!

    • Brian
      June 5, 2012 at 2:27 pm — Reply

      So your rendition of Trell is not canon or official? I really liked it and suggest you point Mr Perkins at your tumblr.

      • June 5, 2012 at 4:02 pm — Reply

        Adriana’s take IS canon. I am working with her design.

        • Dan
          June 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm — Reply

          For some reason I might have heard a *squee* across the internet.

        • Brian
          June 7, 2012 at 12:36 pm — Reply

          Awesome, totally awesome. I love your work man.

      • June 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm — Reply

        hahaha, I made that expressly FOR Mr. Perkins to work with <3

  22. Gary
    June 4, 2012 at 8:07 pm — Reply

    This has me really excited for some Randus imagery… been struggling to keep his modifications straight in my head.

  23. Dan
    June 4, 2012 at 8:23 pm — Reply

    Very cool. Can’t wait to see the rest of the group. But I have to say though he looks slightly more evil then I see in my head and less fancy. Still awesome and if/when a poster of this comes out that I can buy *hint hint* I’m gonna need all of them and a group shot. Probably going to need to start clearing room on my wall for them.

    • Gary
      June 5, 2012 at 3:34 am — Reply

      I don’t know, I always thought Orem got pretty vicious once things kicked off.

  24. Slappy
    June 4, 2012 at 9:05 pm — Reply

    When does critical hit the comic book come out?

  25. June 4, 2012 at 10:20 pm — Reply

    Now I’d like a Critical Hit cartoon…

    • June 5, 2012 at 9:00 am — Reply

      I was thinking he same thing. Critical Hit animated series!

  26. Robbie
    June 4, 2012 at 11:18 pm — Reply

    Amazing. What piece of Major Spoilers art I want to see is the Panera Bread from a few Top Fives ago :)

  27. andreas
    June 5, 2012 at 5:49 am — Reply


  28. Oldcomicfan
    June 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm — Reply

    So when does the Graphic Novel come out?

  29. litanyofthieves
    June 5, 2012 at 11:49 pm — Reply

    The real question is… if this were turned into a Cartoon, who would voice each character?

    For me:

    John DiMaggio = Torq
    Dante Basco = Orem
    Nathan Fillion = Randus
    Wally Winger = Ket
    Grey DeLisle = Trelle

    And of course Dee Bradley Baker, Tress MacNeil and Maurice LaMarche would do all the NPC characters.

    • June 6, 2012 at 1:05 pm — Reply

      I will not participate in the cartoon unless Torq is voiced by Frank Welker.

  30. Emilie
    June 7, 2012 at 5:47 pm — Reply

    Yay! Orem is as awesome looking in a fight as I expected! Amazing!

  31. June 8, 2012 at 9:34 am — Reply

    Awesome. Granted I didn’t picture Orem looking quite that mean, but the design is WAY cool.

  32. June 13, 2012 at 12:22 pm — Reply

    I’m going through the entire archive and am on episode 80. Has Orem multiclassed into Swordmage?

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