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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. LOVE!

    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!

  6. Matthew T Bivens on

    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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