Sadness: Superheroes Sponsored By Famous Brands

March 12, 2013


This is a series of superheroes reimagined by graphic designer Roberto Vergati Santos as if they were sponsored by famous brands. The sad thing about this is that it's gonna happen. Not if -- when. It's actually probably already been happening. My babysitter won't take me to see superhero movies because she says they're too violent, but was there any branding in any of the latest ones? You don't have to actually wear the brand to be sponsored by it. It could be as simple as having a Happy Meal on the kitchen counter, or driving a fuel efficient and fun-to-drive 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid. See what I just did there? I didn't even get paid for that. I want a beer sponsor.

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Thanks to Carlos, who agrees The Flash/Red Bull partnership does make good sense.

  • mittfh

    Flash sponsored by Red Bull...
    Still, I suppose it's better than being sponsored by or facing a lawsuit from Adobe... :)

    Energy drinks tend to be associated with hyperactivity given all the sugar and caffeine they contain, so would RB want to promote that aspect?

    In reality, I'd think RB would be more likely to sponsor a hero with flight abilities, to tie in with their slogan...

  • Zach V

    What's the name of that anime where superheroes are sponsored by real companies?

  • Arceus

    Tiger and bunny!! It's exactly what I was thinking of too haha

  • Konaruki Hirasawa (Tiger & Bunny already had this)

  • Idlethoughts

    Galacticus actually looks about right...

  • TheOtakuX

    This long and no Tiger & Bunny reference?

  • Chris.Boulton666

    I did think Iron Man should have had 4 rings on his chest piece for the amount of Audi product placement that goes on.

  • soulthief13

    mystery men. that is all

  • Deksam

    The hulk does kinda suit monster... BUT! Why would he need a sponsor? he is and does everything for free. aaannd why would ironman destroy the very thing he was promoting?! oh wait! he's just pulling an "obama" and all the sheeple love him for it...

  • Matty Spinny

    what the fuck is VL?

  • LV homie.

  • thebossdkb

    Iron man is definately cooler than a MCDs sponsorship. At least let him get Allstate.

  • Nacireman

    Iron man is beter suited with a BK sponsership

  • ooaahh

    the only one that wouldn't work is the hulk (as good as he looks).. if bullets can't pierce that skin how the hell is a needle going to?

  • dougfunnay

    he gets the tattoos as banner then drinks a monster to celebrate which is when the cocktail of stimulants reacts with banners unique genetics and cause him to hulk out expending all his energy in one hour....this new form is called monster hulk.... he must drink a monster every hour or he will revert back into banner and immediately pass out

  • Closet Nerd

    Would "Dark Wing Duck" be sponsored by a quackers [crackers] company?
    .......just sayin

  • Kevin

    Dean Cain!

  • FAKE!!!!

    This is a complete photoshop job. You can tell its a fake because the shadow's are all wrong.

    This is exactly like that scene in the movie Never Back Down where Max and Baja had a kung foo fight and GW posted it as something else.

  • Whoa, Daisy sighting? It's been a while. I missed these things... good ole' max and baja always up to some kinda hijinks.

  • Krista

    Hey look, Captain Obvious is here too!

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