With The Avengers getting everyone in hyperventilating fanboy and fangirl mode of late, it’s worth a reality check to revisit comic strips from the 40s to the last decade and look at the useless superpowers that superheroes have. We imagine the cosmetic surgery industry would take a huge interest in Spiderman’s chest expansion powers.
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.
Some people consider comic books a form of art. Mike Esparza clearly did all of them proud with his work on Picasso Superheroes, which depict them in the form of Picasso’s world-renowned artistic style. In other words, incoherent combinations of awesomeness.
Photographer Gregg Segal unravels the notion of infinite cosmic power by capturing superhero impersonators in their mighty costumes as they go about wearisome household chores.
Ever want to know what your favorite superhero is really like? Ever wondered what was going on in the head of one of your childhood cartoons? The truth is that they think of random stupidity, just like everyone else. The Munchausen Affect has given you a passage to those intimate, personal, and downright silly thoughts.
KoldcastTV ran a post recently on the twenty-three nerdiest Superheroes: ‘Superheroes, even the ones from other planets, represent the best aspects of humanity. They are the strongest, the fastest, and the smartest in their fictional worlds, and they often have powers that us normal folk can only dream of. So it’s no surprise that the nerds among us often aspire to be like these powerful characters. But for some, it goes beyond a simple affinity. Many nerds take their superhero worship to the extreme, crafting intricate costumes to complete their fantasy worlds’. Indeed.
When I was a kid, I collected Archie comics. Yup, those cheery, wondrous excursions into surburban, middle-America. For someone growing up around the somewhat tame beaches of Sydney, Australia, this window into the girl vs boy fixation of American teenagers — as reflected in the bright eyed adventures of Archie and his crew — bordered […]
Law-abiding citizens by day, voracious visual junkies by night, the3some is a trio of superheroes who go all out to slug it out with the monotony manifesting their lives. The3some seeks collaborations with like-minded people and together, they strive to bust boredom. As you are reading this, the relentless battle continues.
I’ve always liked the thought of a ‘peoples choice’ award. It means that the masses love you and that’s what counts right? That and winning something. Lucky Ben Newman received the People’s Choice Award at the Bristol Art Show in 2006. You can see why his work appeals — his bold graphic lines and creatures inspired by superheroes and rope swings are strong and instantly recognizable.