Meet the Crimson Ring. Billy Annison inherited a a dull red ring from his grandmother. When he placed it onto his finger, ordinary Billy was transformed into the heroic form of the Crimson Ring. (Yes, we keep hoping he'll choose a new name too, but he is only 18!) The ring amps up his natural abilities, but also creates weapons for him to use, commonly a sword. When his grandmother wielded the ring, it created guns for her. Of course, she was busy helping to fight a World War.
The top pic is by me - - another quickie piece to get design and colours down. The second piece was drawn by Rene Cordova