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  1. Dorkly Presents the 5 Weirdest Redesigns of Your Favorite Comic Characters

    OK, this looks bad.

    Every once in a while, comics creators try to shake things up and bring a new perspective to classic superhero attire. Sometimes it works, like with Carol Danvers or the latest Batgirl. Sometimes it decidedly does not. Here are those times, as curated by Dorkly.

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  2. Dorkly Allows You To Choose Your Superhero Origin Poison

    "But what about X, Y, or Z!" you asked, when you saw there were only three possible options on Dorkly's "Choose Your Own Power" poll.

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  3. Dorkly Lists 5 Superhero Teams Weirder Than the Guardians of the Galaxy

    Go easy on the guy, Catman, he just had a burrito.

    I know I'm gonna like any comics list if it starts with the Secret Six. ...and then continues on to talk about how the series makes Catman into a character that some people want to be and some others just want.

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  4. Dorkly Offers Up Some Progressive Superheroes

    Dorkly took inspiration from Marvel's new!Thor and decided to create 6 "progressive superheroes."

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  5. Wear This Superhero Cologne to Cover Up the Stink of Your Manly, Heroic Angst

    "My parents are dead, but man do I smell good!"

    Sadly, these superhero colognes exist only in the mind and the concept art of web design company Animink. But can any of us really be said to exist? The cosmos is so unthinkably vast that all human experience is only a pinprick within its cavernous emptiness. If we have no effect at all on the darkness around us, can we really claim to be at all? Who are you? Who am I? Who is Batman, and what does he smell like? Rancid sweat with slight undertones of leather and sweat, right? It has to be gross.

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  6. Hijab-Wearing Superhero Fan Draws Herself As Various Comic Book Characters

    And it was good.

    "I am a Muslim girl (who wears a hijab) and I prefer to wear long/loose things that go below the butt" writes Tumblrer Nora. So when Nora participates in the Draw Yourself Challenge, those are the duds her chosen superheroes wear as well. The result is pretty dang nifty. It might be a day early to start flipping one's lid over America-related stuff, but that flag hijab makes me want to do a dance.

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  7. Agent of S.T.Y.L.E. – Captain Atom’s Atomic Ensemble! Part 1

    Agent of S.T.Y.L.E.

    For generations, humanity has been fascinated by the power and destructive force of atomic weapons. Tapping into this, multiple comic book publishers have featured heroes who have taken the name Captain Atom. You may know about Nathaniel Adam, the DC Comics hero who wields incredible quantum power. But what about the versions that preceded him? Let's take a look at the history of the heroes called Captain Atom, and a few related characters, from 1948 up to 1987. 

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  8. Gorgeous Superhero Watercolors To Class Up Your Living Space

    Why Not Do It With Some Style?

    Only some of these paintings are available to purchase as prints on artist Blule's website, but she does also have a print of Little Red Riding Hood where the hood is the wolf's corpse. I feel the need to point that out, because... Little Red Riding Hood where the hood is the wolf's corpse. C'mon. Never has a watercolor been so metal.

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  9. In Which Janelle Monáe Inspires Kids To Become Their Own Superheroes [Video]

    We Can Be Heroes

    I imagine that for many of you, this will resonate as strongly as it did for me. In this music video for android superstar Janelle Monáe's cover of David Bowie's "Heroes," bullied school kids find strength in comic books, which inspire them to become caped crusaders of their own. If you can make it to the end without getting misty-eyed, you are tougher than I. On a side note, I would absolutely read a comic book in which Janelle Monáe fights crime. (via io9)

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  10. These Illustrated Superhero Silhouettes Shed Light On Origin Stories

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    Superhero origins are often frightening or humbling, and I think that's what we love about them. We love the idea that an ordinary human being can become something extraordinary. We love the idea that even gods and aliens can find kinship with humanity. I see those qualities reflected in Khoa Ho's "Superheroes - Past/Present" poster series, and I admire how simply that effect is achieved. Click through for a sampling of his work. Prints are available at Hero Complex Gallery.

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