Superheroes – Past/Present



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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Wolverine Portrait

A portrait of the most dangerous mutant in the world, by DA user joverine. The artist painted the illustrations using using the Brushes app on an iPad.

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Superhero Kid Silhouettes

A series of most-delightful illustrations, created using Photoshop by Andy Fairhurst.

On a more personal note, this brought back childhood memories of me spending countless hours pretending to be Superman.

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Baby Wolverine

Don’t let his cute looks fool you. Baby Wolvie is the most dangerous Looney Toon out there! Old, Old Friend, a Threadless t-shirt designed by Rocco Rabar.

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A Very X-Men Hangover

I always felt that Cyclops was the whiny baby of the gang… Wolverine, Colossus and Nightcrawler as the dazed and confused dudes from The Hangover movie. An illustration by deviantART…

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‘Wolverine Batman’ by Olly Moss

Damn, this guy is talented! Illustrator Olly Moss’ Wolverine-Batman hybrid, or as I like to call him, ‘Dark X Weapon Knight’ (hey, I know you’re groaning, but it’s still a…

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Wolverine As Drawn By Famous Artists

Wolverine, one of the most popular characters in the Marvel Universe, made his first ever appearance in The Incredible Hulk (#180) in 1974. To commemorate Wolverine’s 35th anniversary,  Marvel has…

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