Vintage posters of Superheroes in their hometowns

Tristan Rayner Contributor

By Tristan Rayner in New Illustration on Thursday 17 May 2012

Heading over to Metropolis for a vacation to check out Superman’s stomping ground isn’t quite feasible yet, and the shuttle to Gotham City hasn’t yet commenced. But you can get these vintage travel posters for your wall. Dave Ault’s illustrations, covering Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and more DC Comics heroes, give you a minimalist mid-century travel feel.

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Andre De Freitas turns cartoon characters into Zombies

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By Agnes Samour in New Art on Thursday 13 October 2011

Halloween is just around the corner so if you are into grim and other macabre creatures, check out the work of Andre De Freitas. This young illustrator who studied in Florida has cleverly zombified our beloved Donald Duck, Batman and Popeye.

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Pug sings along to the Batman theme

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in Video on Wednesday 20 July 2011

Ok, ok, so it’s a cheap laugh. But hey, nothing wrong with that. Especially when cute pugs and retro Batman graphics are involved. Woof, woof.

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Batman opening sequence from 1966

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in Video on Thursday 24 February 2011

In the great lineage of TV intros, this one from the 1966 series of Batman takes the cake. Yup, they just don’t make em’ like they used to. Crash, bam, poooww!

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Superhero Amigurumi: knits for nerds

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By Adri Cowan in New Trends on Saturday 4 September 2010

Iron Man, Wonder Woman, the X-Men, Doctor Who and Frodo never looked so cute! These soft, adorable, and delightfully geeky ‘amigurumi’ (Japanese miniature knit dolls) created by Lady Lindsay make a sweet gift for the comic fan or movie buff in your world, even if that person is you. Or me — I’ll take Batman and The Joker for the win.

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Agan Harahap’s Superhero Photography

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By Zolton in New Photography on Monday 21 December 2009

For his series, Superhero Photography, Indonesian artist Agan Harahap inserts superhero images — Spiderman, Superman and Batman — into black and white wartime photos.

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Batman returns? No, stick with the original

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in New Film on Thursday 3 December 2009

When I was just wee speck on the great tapestry of life (yes, an even wee-er spec than I am today), the highlight of my bat day was watching the title sequence to the original batman series. Not only did it herald thirty minutes or so or ‘pwoowwww’ action, but the menacing rumbling of the […]

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Dave Mazzuchelli

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By John Malloy in New Art on Thursday 7 February 2008

Dave Mazzucchelli has been one of the boldest, medium-bending sequential artists of our time. Known best for his work on Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One, his groundbreaking adaptation of Paul Auster’s City of Glass, and the anthology, Rubber Blanket, he’s returning after a near fourteen-year hiatus with a new book for Pantheon in December titled […]

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