You're Barely Super!: Minimalist Superheroes

November 22, 2010


This is a bunch of superheroes minimalized to their bare identification necessities. Can you name them all? I couldn't. I'm still convinced half of them are breakfast cereal mascots. I SEE YOU, COUNT CHOCULA! You too, Quaker Oat-man.

Illustrator Fabian Gonzalez strips comic book characters down to their bare essence in his clever new graphic Minimalism Heroes. The 30-year-old freelance designer, who says he grew up on Marvel and DC Comics, created the image for a T-shirt competition.

In honor of his favorite superhero, Gonzalez placed an instantly identifiable icon in the upper left-hand corner. "Batman was the superhero that originally got me hooked..."

There's a key after the jump in case you want to see how well you did, as well as for those of you that didn't even bother trying because you're so damn lazy. And for that, I salute you. Or at least I would if it didn't involve so much arm lifting.

Hit the jump for the answer-key.

Left to right, top to bottom:

Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Superman, Gambit, Barbarella
Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, Cyclops, The Incredibles
Radioactive Man, Fallout Boy, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Captain Atom, Aeon Flux
Wolverine, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, Professor X, Chapulin Colorado, The Darkness
Ben (Fantastic Four), Hellboy, He-Man, Freakazoid, The Silver Surfer, Witchblade
Spider-Man, Mandrake, Mighty Man, Green Lantern, Falcon, Atom Ant
The Phantom, Storm (X-Men), Birdman, Aquaman, Iceman, Captain Marvel
Space Ghost, Blade, Blue Falcon, Dynomutt, Flash Gordon, Bartman
TNMT Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo; Plastic Man, Duffman
The Punisher, Daredevil, Hawkman, Black Vulcan, Zorro, Hancock

Minimalism Heroes Turns Superheroes Into Icons [wired]

Thanks to Thomas, who felt obligated to point out he's not a tank-engine. Suuuuuuure you aren't, Thomas.

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