Jack of Hearts was created by one of my favorite Marvel writers, Bill Mantlo, also known for creating Rocket Raccoon and Cloak & Dagger. He was in a tragic accident later in the 90s and continues to need constant care.
I love the over-the-top costume. One thing I wanted to challenge myself with here was the edge-lit energy blasts that light up around his wrists. You’ll notice in the reference art that his energy signature, unlike most characters, lights up in a disk, not a sphere, around his hand, so it was perfect for using an edge-lit circle of plexi to mimic it. I was honestly amazed how well that part came out in the pictures.
It’s not easy to see in the full-figure photos, but in the close-ups you can see the whited-out eye.
These pictures are from Fan Expo Toronto 2019. I’ll probably continue to modify the suit.