Jul 14, 2006
Red Demon Revealed Part 1
Now that El Panda has been officially released, it’s time to take a look at Muttpop's third rotocast vinyl figure: Red Demon.
The entire world of Lucha Libre began with the Luchadores 5. Originally created by Bill and Jerry Frissen as a 12-page comic book story, the Luchadores 5 quickly set a visual tone and style for this unique spin on Mexican Wrestling. The Luchadores 5 were a band of 5 aging individuals that donned Mexican Wrestling masks and believed they were the destined protectors of East Los Angeles. El Gladiator, Dr. Pantera, King Karateka, Diablo Loco, and Red Demon did everything they could to protect their beloved city despite the fact that their families and neighbors saw them as a bunch of overgrown losers.
While creating the turnaround for Red Demon, Bill had to tone down the roughness of his artwork and focus on the lines of the figure. I've been waiting for this fella ever since I first saw the comic strip. Tequila was my guardian, El Panda my baby, but Red Demon is my MAN!!! Be sure to check back next week for Monster5’s initial sculpt.
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Where can I get a hold of the Luchadores 5 comic?
I can't wait for Red Demon!
And I haven't even picked up an El Panda yet.
Thats sweet. I love my El Panda Black Bean and Classico.
Finer designer toy stores worldwide, should now be carrying the "Making of Tequila" Zine. The last 12 pages of this full color zine has the first chapter of the Luchadores5 comic.
An actual ongoing comic anthology called "Lucha Libre" will be release in France in Late August of 2006. We're currently beginning talks with American Comic companies to release an english version of the comics in the United States in 2007.
LUCHADORES 5 is one of the coolest, best designed minicomics in the world! I can't even wait for this toy!
Wicked! I've been waiting for Red Demon visuals ever since I saw him in Super 7!
Thank you...although I want to be clear that the actual Lucha Libre anthology with be in a magazine/comic book format. Thus far the only mini-zine we put out was the Tequila one.
AL AKA EL NEGRO MAGNIFICO:
Yup, the Red Demon visuals will definitely be coming.
THAT IS SERIOUSLY NICE. IT gets BETTER AND BETTER!!
I like the pachuco-Zootsuiter demeanor on this guy. Now for a pinstriped suit colorway and i,m in :).
This series just gets better and better - great looking character, I can't wait to see the development of the figure!
Thank you! We're trying! :-)
Pinstripes? That could be really cool...it may be a bit hard to pull off...but it'd be a really cool effect!
Que viva Lucha Libre !
It will be my first real art toy.