What is HeroMachine?
Have you ever wished you could see the character you've imagined drawn out in perfect detail by a professional artist, but you just don't have the skill to do it yourself? Thanks to HeroMachine, now if you can imagine it, you can create it, absolutely free.
There is still an active HeroMachine community forum but the HeroMachine Application & Forum Support section is devoid of any updates regarding the Java based version.
HeroMachine is Flash based and the latest news is that the efforts to make an updated version have not worked out. The best can be done is to download the flash version and a flash player.