Okay, so football season is upon us once again and I’ll be frantically trying to finish timely Arkansas Razorback cartoons for the next couple of months. In the meantime I thought I’d break out an old redesign I made for Marvel’s “Razorback” superhero. He was this Texarkana trucker named Buford Hollis who had this crazy idea he’d dress up in a razorback costume and run around fighting crime or something. He never had his own series, and I think he only appeared in a handful of Spiderman comics.
My issue, and maybe this is just a generational thing (that design is from 1977 after all) is that no self-respecting Arkansas from Texarkana would run around in that getup. I mean, the mask, maybe (you’ve got some rabid Arkansas Razorback fans out there) but the rest of it, no way. For fun one day, I decided to draw how I think the superhero costume would go down. Take it from a guy who’s lived in Arkansas most of his life, Marvel, this is how a trucker livin’ out in the sticks in Arkansas would dress up as a superhero.