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Dazzler by tombancroft Dazzler by tombancroft
This has nothing to do with the Poll request I am doing right now, I kind of fell into this drawing. I started doodling a girl dancing and then Dazzler popped into my head and I googled some pics of her- then this happened.

To geek out a minute, I have to say Dazzler has a very nostalgic place in my heart. My brother and I were hard-core into comics (Marvel comics ONLY) during the early/mid 80s. This was when Byrne was drawing X-men, Miller was on Daredevil, Perez was on Titans (Okay, I bought some DC), etc. etc. It was GOOD times in comics. Then, Byrne introduces this new mutant (soon after Kitty Pryde, which was also awesome) called Dazzler in the pages of X-men. She was hot. A little late for that decade to have a disco type Farrah Fawcett type character (which was her undoing, I guess) but she was cool, we thought. Then we hear she was getting her own series! Awesome! Another 85 cents toward that comic! (Yep, it was cheap back then.) We waited. The first issue (after being delayed for awhile) came out around Christmas time, I think, and the cover was great. Painted cover, she looked great. We bought (and I still have) about 10 issues thinking it was gonna be huge and worth a ton of cash when I get old (like now)! It flopped. I don't know how many issues it went, but we only got the first couple. The interior art was terrible. The stories were lame. It WASN'T the X-men, that was for sure! So, I dedicate this drawing to LOST POTENTIAL. I still like her but just as an image. I couldn't tell you her character at all.

Another aside: Would Marvel really miss her if I just stole her and made a new comic with her? Seriously, they would miss her? No way. Here's the pitch: (making this up as I go) Allison Blair (hey, I remembered her name!) is the world's biggest party girl. She's actually become well-known (much like Lindsey Lohann, but without the drugs and not lesbian) for her exploits and medium level music career. Few know she has mutant powers that give her the ability to control light when she sings and also gives her the ability to eat whatever she wants and not gain weight. But, isn't there more to the world? She starts telling her party friends that she wants "something more". Disney song begins here. Then she meets Jake. He's just a normal guy that works at the club part time. During the day, though, he's a teacher at the middle school. She likes him immediately. He has an INNER LIGHT (hey, I like that, symbolism) that she hasn't seen before. She wants that. He has a purpose and he's helping people. The next day she surprises Jake and shows up at the school to become the middle school Glee club teacher! (Using her mesmerizing light abilities she gets the job, natch.) The kids have never seen a teacher like her! The boys slobber and the girls hate her immediately. These are GEEK kids and Allison immediately makes it her job to make them cool. (I think I've seen a show like this....) Anyway, its kind of Never Been Kissed meets Glee. Marvel? Are you listening? This thing is GOLD!

I'm such a dad of girls. Dang it.
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superuk Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
I have the comic when dazzler fist showed up in the marvel universe
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Yann0212 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
I love this draw ! Dazzler is my favorite character :p
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TheAmbushBug Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this piece.. the sheer joy of it....
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Manux160983 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the character and love your art. I'm absolutely agree with you. Solo series about Dazzler is required!! ;)
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SP85 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012   Digital Artist
I love the original Dazz... But I totally wish they would make a new comic with her! I'd so read it ^_^
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fieldhockeyfan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
I love Dazzler. I will watch a drawer of Dazzler
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nenuiel Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
I love dazzler! They should do a lot more with her, but unfortunately they don't. =( I like your idea though - although if marvel or any other company wrote it, she would immediately become a teenager to make her more 'relatable'. >.<
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incognitonegro Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dazzler and Illyana Rasputin aka Magik were my two comic book crushes as a geeky kid back in the day. Sweet take on a sweet character.
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mikemaihack Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
LOVE this one, tom!
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Artist
....Aaaaaaand I love this even more than your other Dazzler piece! So much action and expression here! Great work!
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tombancroft Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks man.
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She definitely has a unique feel to her. And that is one really good pitch for something you just made up on the fly...

My input? Make it whether Marvel likes it or not! :D
Even if it were just something you did on the side here at DA, maybe even just for fun, I don't think you'd get any complaints from anybody. And I know I"D be taking an interest.
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twinkletinker Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011   General Artist
I love your storyline... so funny..!
:D
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itslikebia Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Awesome!
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TheInnerJamie Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best Dazzler interpretation I've ever seen! :D
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DarylT Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I say pitch it.
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'd totally read that story! And I'd save it for my daughter!
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tombancroft Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Awww, that's cool.
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FindingOx Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
the old 1992 X-Men Arcade game (6-player) had her as an option, and I always wondered why back then
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antoinette721 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student Filmographer
the premise reminds me of a manga lol. But I like her! Off to Wikipedia!
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caKalfas Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is amazing!
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teh-wend Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
I'd totally buy that comic! :)
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TragikIris Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You've done a great job on the sketch, you're story pitch reminds me of the movie The House Bunny.
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tombancroft Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I thought of that one later - good call!
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TragikIris Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup:
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SuperBrownMan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
This is sweetness! I swear, there are too many comics to keep up with!
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ewertonyugi2 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Anyone has a tutorial, teaching how to make this anime type? plz
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JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
SWEET!!!
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luro97 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Not to be picky but I remember her wearing a disco ball necklace. A great piece, as always.
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jorgelpagan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
youve found a new fan
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The-One-Free-Man82 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
When I saw a smaller version of this picture I thought, "Wow, that looks dazzling!"
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Stretch-Ink Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
I would totally buy that comic. Make it light and fun, with crazy guest appearances, like an international glee club competition against the Latverian State Choir (composed entirely of auto-tuned Doombots). Yeah. That would be a blast.

I totally remember Dazzler #1, too. When I was a kid, the local comic shop still had stacks of that painted cover gathering dust in the back issue bin. ;) Great pic of her, though. Disco Fever all the way!
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tombancroft Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
That's great idea! Oh man, now I want to do this!
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Chapinfan87 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Dazzler's weird in the Ultimate Universe. Your idea works better.
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PuddingValkyrie Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is cool <3 I don't know the character, but I just really like it =3
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MissouriMutants Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Marvel would miss her. My advice? Make your own character. She was always a cool character. It is a shame she didn't last longer. Keep the powers, change the name. They can't sue you for taking the powers, unless they went and sued DC comics or vice versa for Catwoman and Black Cat. Heh, kinda funny how much they steal from each other.
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barmybritishbird Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant! Is this going to be a painting?
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bizcut16 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Exelent use of shine
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Kikyz Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student
Adore the drawing. Dazzler always LOOKED interesting to me, but I've never learned anything about here out side the fact that she's a singer...your storyline for her made me giggle..tis it not gold?
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Sky-Streak Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
As usual, great artwork!

But where are the roller-skates!?!
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tombancroft Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Oh yeah....forgot them. The image I was looking at must have been from a later version of her with no skates.
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Sky-Streak Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
It's ok, I forgive you.
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poofler Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
smashing, just smashing
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SlaterDies Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
love it.
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Dave-Dreamer Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Girl just wants to have fun.
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jjstaples Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Awesomeness personified! So cute!
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ionrayner Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet Dazzler!
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ArtNomad Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
lol, I have pretty much the same memories you have of her and that time period. Good times... and good prices.
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hallopino Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Make it your own concept, new but legally different character, and I'll publish the hell out of it.

My publishing info ---> [link]
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LudHughes Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
I never would have figured you to be a fan of the ol' Disco Dazzler! ;-)

I remember back in high school when myself and three other fellow fanboys pooled our funds to order copies of her first two issues-- living in West Virginia, we didn't have a comic store and the first issue was only available to the direct market, so we weren't going to find it at our local 7-11!
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