There are characters in geekdom that start out cool to begin with, yet Max Davenport somehow manages to make them even cooler in his renditions of the famous protagonists and sidekicks. With fancy ink work coupled with his masterful coloring abilities, Davenport is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to makes gritty comic-style images.
What truly blows me away is Max Davenport's ability to transform characters from a variety of sources. He managed to Americanize Spike Spiegel and Jet Black from the Japanese anime Cowboy Bebop and make lovable Dr. Zoidberg from Futurama look menacing. Heck, even Luke Skywalker looks more rugged in Davenport's hands.
Being able to adapt these iconic and beloved individuals into one's personal style while maintaining fidelity to the source material is a difficult task to undertake, and Davenport does this with flying colors.