Today we continue our look at the official Critical Hit Characters Designs by our good 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 introduce a character and design to you. The second character introduced in the Critical Hit Universe was the three-quarter Orc, Torq.

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If you didn’t get to see Orem, check out that awesome image, here.

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  1. Matt
    June 5, 2012 at 10:36 am — Reply

    Awesome. Stuff.

  2. J_Michael_T
    June 5, 2012 at 10:37 am — Reply

    Wow. Just wow. These are awesome.

    ~Mental note: add money for t-shirts to budget~

  3. Nathan
    June 5, 2012 at 10:39 am — Reply


  4. June 5, 2012 at 10:40 am — Reply

    Wow! He looks really scary! Dear God, why do people even mess with them? His armor looks amazing!

  5. Vistapa
    June 5, 2012 at 10:50 am — Reply

    Now i want an animated serie AND action figures

  6. June 5, 2012 at 11:12 am — Reply

    This would make an awesome Heavy Metal cover.

  7. Dan
    June 5, 2012 at 11:37 am — Reply

    Yet another awesome image. Your gonna need posters, lunch boxes with the thermos, flame throwers, beach towels….

  8. The Great NateO
    June 5, 2012 at 11:52 am — Reply

    Just Sensational – Is it me or have I seen Torq’s face on a bottle before?

  9. Alexander D.
    June 5, 2012 at 11:55 am — Reply

    It looks like Torq stole Thor’s armor

    • Praion
      June 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm — Reply


  10. Andreas
    June 5, 2012 at 11:58 am — Reply

    OMG! Awesome.
    Not my vision of Torq, but awesome nontheless.

  11. The crazy
    June 5, 2012 at 12:53 pm — Reply

    Gonna hit it with an axe. Ugh…. Wat

  12. Thanos
    June 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    This is BREED, by Jim Starlin.

  13. alvarlux
    June 5, 2012 at 2:45 pm — Reply

    did you guys get Glagh and the other party members done too? or just the main 4?

    • StellarLeader
      June 5, 2012 at 4:13 pm — Reply

      The main 4 being… Torq, Orem, Randus and… Smith? or Ket? I want to see them both. And Trelle as well of course!

    • June 5, 2012 at 5:57 pm — Reply

      i assume by main four you mean: trelle, trelle’s kukri, trelle’s scimitar and trelle’s bow.

      • TheGreatNateO
        June 5, 2012 at 6:03 pm — Reply

        Well my guess is that she is so Awesome that Trelle will be getting a whole week of posts!!

  14. Verse
    June 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm — Reply

    This looks so good. It just feels right. Knowing where the Armor came from…it just fits. Its screams High Tech Magic. Looks great.

  15. Ricco
    June 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm — Reply

    I attack the darkness!

    Bad-ass, just bad-ass.

  16. nordberg01
    June 5, 2012 at 4:40 pm — Reply

    When I heard “Thomas Perkins envisioning Critical Hit Characters” this is exactly what I thought Torq would look like. For some reason I expected more bells and whistles on the axe though. Beautiful work, Mr. Perkins. I can’t wait to see the rest of the gang.

  17. MarkB
    June 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm — Reply

    Wow..this looks fantastic! I can’t wait for the movie.

  18. Oldcomicfan
    June 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm — Reply

    Wait, wasn’t one of Torq’s horns broken part way off? Or am I remembering wrong?

  19. Galactoss
    June 6, 2012 at 3:40 am — Reply

    Oh, I like this! “My” Torq has shorter horns, but I’m not complaining. Something about the image reminds me indirectly of the Return Of Bruce Wayne. Maybe the Lovecraftian Thing From Beyond and the chunky Kirby-love in the art? Great stuff!

  20. Gary
    June 6, 2012 at 6:20 am — Reply

    He looks so majestic, it makes what comes out of his mouth that much funnier.

  21. Oisín
    June 7, 2012 at 2:08 am — Reply

    Caption: Torq attacks the darkness

    • June 7, 2012 at 8:47 am — Reply

      YEAH HE DOES! ;)

    • Joe
      June 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm — Reply

      Correction, Torq attacks anything he wants

  22. Locknestra
    June 7, 2012 at 6:19 pm — Reply


    I’m so making it a requirement in any future adventuring group to have at least one astounding artist to conceptualize our chars. This is just wonderful, and a great idea, guys!

  23. Matthew T Bivens
    June 16, 2012 at 1:15 am — Reply

    Kind of ruins the theater of my mind because this is not what I see when it comes to Torq. This seems way to cartoon styled for me. When I think of Torq I see him as much more rugged, like you would find in one of the D&D books. Now this reminds me of the illustrations in the Players Strategy Guide and something you would find in the comic book shop. Now I have bought my D&D books from comic book shops, yet this just seems wrong because he looks like Colossus from X Men and not Torq in his reactive armor.

    I get that he is in the magic technology, but this seems like something more from a futuristic science fiction game. Don’t get me wrong, this is an illustration of high quality. It is not aesthetically pleasing to me in relation to the character that I know, love, and have illustrated in my mind saying, “Uh what?”

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