Friday, February 17, 2012

Kenneth Rocafort's Mr. Freeze design

Interesting enough, it seems that Red Hood and the Outlaws artist Kenneth Rocafort got the job to redesign Mr. Freeze, who will be appearing in the "Night of the Owls" cross over issues of Red Hood and the Outlaws and Batman Annual.

(Source: CBR)


  1. It seems his concepts are always altered some before the final product. I hope the glass dome is added, and I have no doubt it will be.

    1. The fact that there is no glass dome is exactly hat I love about the design. That dome is nothing but an easy way to beat Mr. Freeze. Crack it, and he starts crying about dying or something. With out it, that easy out is no more, and he can be more formidable with out an overly obvious handicap, like giant glowing red weak points on video game enemies.

    2. What if it was reinforced glass, like on car windshields? Two layers with a filler in-between?

      The dome gives a great silhouette to the character, and also further separates him from the rest of humanity. (Plus with new readers it separates him further and further away from Captain Cold)

  2. or the dome could be replaced with actual Ice like in "The Batman" I wouldn't mind that...I am however wondering what his Origin Story is.

  3. I would be kind of ok with ice. I just want that interesting to look at silhouette. Batman's all about deep dark shadows and Mr Freeze in the dark with his googles glowing and shrouded in darkness is something Greg Capullo and Kenneth Rocafort CAN'T pass up. It is like a lobbed baseball waiting to be put over the fence.

    Instant homerun.