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Rom spaceknight Beta Ray Bill team up sketch art by csuhsux Rom spaceknight Beta Ray Bill team up sketch art by csuhsux
Ya know, I've said it a million times already but I'll say it again. The worst thing that ever happened to the ROM series was when Sal Buscema left the title. ROM 65 in particular could have been so much more of an epic issue if ANY other artist working for Marvel at the time had taken over the art instead of steve ditko. Anyways, here's a little something I whipped up this weekend during some down time. As many of you know Beta Ray Bill was one of the many Marvel superheros appeared in ROM 65. Here's a cool panel from THOR 354 where Bill references his part in the Wraith War conclusion romspaceknightart.blogspot.com…

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Phenometron Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
It's so cool how ROM interacted with the Marvel Universe in the old days.
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow . . . classic ROM and Beta Ray Bill . . . great pairing :nod:
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah I saw that you faved a Beta Ray Bill stamp so I figured you might dig this too. just yesterday I also added a ROM fan stamp to my gallery I figured it was past due for the big silver guy to have one on DA. thanks for wining by.
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm familiar with ROM due to the fact that my husband really liked the comic :XD: He's also the one who introduced me to Beta Ray Bill. You might find you have a lot in common with him actually . . . check out :iconguyinspace:
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Edited Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well in that case he sounds like a keeper you better hold on to him. I hope he'll like this as much as you did.
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He totally is and I already did ;)
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Zombotronic Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
I like Ditko's work, but he was wrong for the ROM title. 

This is really nice!  Brings back some fun '80s comic book memories.
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's the idea, sit tight i'm about to upload something else i did this morning.
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zionprime Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
nice.  you can't go wrong with beta-ray.
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
over the past couple of years I've taken a liking to the character I especially like his origin story.
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zionprime Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
he does have an awesome origin story. i've always been a fan of his right from the start; as well as thunderstrike. both wonderful thor characters who, in my opinion, were better than the character who started them off: thor.
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DominotheFembot Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
You always show more detail than the original comic covers. Now I'd like to see this in color...
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
scratch that last comment i made to you apparently there was some sort of misunderstanding. so maybe i'll just do it myself one of these days if the mood strikes me.
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
actually, this guy volunteered to color it. i'll let you know if he actually follows through with that he has colored someone else's Rom fan art before have a look TO INFINITY AND BEYOND
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
AWESOME LOVE BETA RAY BILLL hope he make a apperanc ein the cicinamatic unvierse I got a couple of back issue rom comics myself particualr the serect wars II ones he has also appered in planet hulk and I got the marvel legend of him
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robomonkey147 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Artist
Love Beta Ray Bill...that whole storyline Simonson did was (or seemed to me at the time) so off the wall. "What's happened to Thor? What the***, an alien Thor!! My god, this is awesome!!"
I love Sal's art on Rom, he was and is such an under-rated artist.
He could crank out page after page and be consistently good. Just didn't have the big fanbase of some of the "hot" artists.
I seem to recall Akin & Garvey did some excellent inks over Sal's pencils for some issues too. 

COOL image, dude.
I'm inspired to do a few more Rom, Beta Ray Bill pics myself!
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES, finally a mention of the awesome inks of Akin & Garvey. please when you have a free moment take a look at this posting romspaceknightart.blogspot.com…

and by all means in regards to being inspired go for it there can never be enough good ROM related fan art. thanks for swinging by and sharing your thoughts.
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nice stuff. ood old Bill, such an odd character but one who somehow works. I just wish writers would give him some respect once more. Last several times Ive seen him he's gotten rather dumped on.
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the last time i read anything with Bill was The Annihilators mini-series. i had issues with the writing but not because of Bill they seemed to handle him as a character pretty well. there were a couple good moments with Bill in that series one was where he makes a reference to the Wraith War that he fought in and also another where he cracks up over Ronan kicking this guy's ass who they were fighting.
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
In the Secret Invasion he got totally owned by a super Skrull which Thor was able to defeat in short order. Writers seem to treat him like Vegeta to Goku but they forget that before he even became a Thor Bill was able to hold his own with the thunder god and even defeat him once.
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah that does sound pretty lame because like you said Bill was a bad ass even before he became a demi god. i don't think i mentioned this before but i don't buy new comics any more when it comes to both marvel and DC. DC because i hate the reboot and marvel because i hate the way they've completely screwed up all ROM related story lines over the last 13 years not to mention their unwillingness to work out a rights deal from Hasbro. for example, the last time i bought a new comic from marvel was Infinity #1 back in Aug. 2013, prior to that i hadn't bought anything new for about 2 years. in Infinity#1 Galador and all it's spaceknights including Ikon were blown up which didn't make me happy for obvious reasons. however IKON has appeared again in the marvel universe at least twice with no explanation so apparently marvel also doesn't seem to regard continuity as being important. so yeah, their not going to get my money with writing like that.
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah for similar reasons I havent purchased any Marvel or DC titles in years. I do go through the trades at the bookstores to get an overview of whats happening but Im not a committed reader anymore. I prefer to stick to the indie books like Boom Studios, Dynamite, IDW and Dark Horse these days.
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SymmetryIsKeyDTK Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing~ are you planning on colouring it maybe?
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Edited Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
actually, the guy in this comment section that goes by the handle DeadDog2007 wants to take a shot at it. he colored some other ROM fan art in the past that came out pretty good.
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SymmetryIsKeyDTK Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Ah, I see. I'll be sure to check it out sometime then. c:
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm afraid there was some sort of misunderstanding on the matter of adding color to it and that guy. but if I ever get around to doing it someday i'll make sure to give you a heads up.
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SymmetryIsKeyDTK Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Okay, sounds great! Thanks you~ :D
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johnmiic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would love to see both these guys in the next Guardians film, *sigh*.
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
:heart::heart::heart::heart:Very cool!:heart::heart::heart::heart:

I didn't know a lot about him until the recent Avengers cartoon that had an episode of him in it ...
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
here's a great video with a origin run down of the members of The Annihilators including Beta Ray Bill. in may not give you all that much more info. about Bill that you don't know already but i still think you'll enjoy it www.youtube.com/watch?v=66p3PS…
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks for that.  :)
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ROM and The Vision team up dire wraith war tribute art i think you'll like 
csuhsux.deviantart.com/art/Dir…
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amberchrome Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beta Ray Bill also brings back some memories. One of my old friends was a big-time fan of his, and of Walt Simonson's work. 
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks, i'm all about great 80s memories. just this past weekend i was having some fun in Alameda CA. at a retro video game arcade that featured nothing but 80s video game machines (Pac-Man, TRON, Defender, Tempest you name it).
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amberchrome Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
If only we could find an original Chuck E. Cheese, that would make it all complete XD
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy shit i had no idea you had Chuck E. Cheese up in Canada.
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amberchrome Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
It's there in some major markets. I saw one in Toronto waybackwhen but actually haven't been to one. Their reputation carries far, though *shudders at the five nights at Freddy's thing*
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Craig-3D Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Great scene! Awesome work! :headbang:
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
right on thanks for swinging by again i'm glad it didn't disappoint. 
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VictorHugo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It´s good to see them both again. I was re-reading Walt Simonson run on Thor on a tradepaperback, and the whole spaceship sequence was awesome.

and in your drawing, it´s good to see them in normal proportions and ready to battle. it´s very journalistic. Keep´em coming!
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
one of the things i like about the Beta Ray Bill character is his origin story. he looks like this monstrous creature but in reality he is honorable and noble as he proved when he spared THOR's life in his battle for the power of Mjolnir. i've known about Bill since the 80s but only started to really get familiar with the character in the last few years. as for the drawing it's self, yeah i'm big on getting proportions right bad figure composition is usually the down fall of most fan art in my opinion.
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Cool my friend  this turned out real nice love the battle stance!!
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks, i'm finding that posting fan art here is much more of a satisfying experience then it has been on the blog in recent weeks. 
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You tend to get a wider audience some times.
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 . .  . or at least a more vocal audience.
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Cesar-Hernandez Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like Bill's pose. You could make his cape more "flowing", perhaps. The cape of Thor (and Beta Ray) has always looked like more "powerful" (for lack of a better word) than other capes, except maybe Doom's.
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the feed back amigo i'll remember that if i ever draw Bill again. as far as the pose goes i'm really happy with it too even though when i started drawing him it's not what i had in mind. what i was originally going for just wasn't coming out right so i settled for an easier pose but it turned out pretty good anyways.
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DeadDog2007 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks awesome... i agree with you on sal being the best artist for rom... now if they revamp it... i think ron frenz could do homage to sal's work
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csuhsux Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AGREED! i'm sure you've seen this before by Frenz romspaceknightart.blogspot.com…
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