Superheroes – Past/Present

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The most memorable superheroes are not just those with almost-supernatural powers or fantastic gadgets, but the ones with whom we empathize with the most. Comic book writers cleverly give these powerful beings wonderful origin stories, which not only lend them a touch of poignant vulnerability, but also justifiable reasons for their single-minded pursuit of justice.

Khao Ho, an illustrator from San Francisco, California, created this minimalist poster series to show us that “despite the trials of our past, what we choose to do moving forward is much more important to us and the world we share.”

Link to the artist’s site | Behance.

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A Cubist Take on The Man of Steel

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Superman, as played by Henry Cavill in the recent “Man of Steel” movie, gets the cubism treatment in this piece by Luis Huertas, a graphic design and digital artist based in Lima, Peru.

Huertas painstakingly creates his digital cubist art by first making basic wire drawings of his subjects, which he then fills with colors and later overlays with textures.

Visit his profile on Behance to see more of his art.

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Superheroes in Their Cities

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What would a comic book superhero be, without having a city to protect and operate from? Though Superman was brought up in the fictional town of Smallville, the equally-fictional Metropolis would be the city where he would find his true calling, and even love. The mean streets of Gotham city played a huge role in the rise of the brooding Dark Knight. New York city, with its towering buildings and dark alleys, is the perfect setting for Spider-Man to fight crime in.

Alex Litovka, a digital artist from Warsaw, Poland, designed this great series of posters, which feature various Marvel and DC superheroes against the skylines of their cities.

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Sushi Friends

Poor Aquaman. Always the odd one out.. Click on the image to view large. “Sushi Friends,” by Ape Lad. Vote here, if you want to see this printed on a…

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Ugly Superman Spider-Man Hybrid Toy

Weirdo Toys’ Justin Gammon picked up this monstrosity at a toy show. It’s a freakish combination of Superman and Spiderman, with a dash of Batman to make things even more…

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