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100 Avengers-Inspired Innovations

From Superhero Ads to Comic Book Fashion

— April 30, 2012 — Pop Culture
Originally, comic book characters were unambiguously nerdy; yet, as evidenced by these avengers-inspired innovations, what was dweeb-worthy is now geek-chic.

Perhaps this can be attributed to the seemingly constant stream of big-budget, blockbusting Hollywood movies or maybe it is due to the expansion of a more individualistic culture that embraces quirky personalities rather than shuns them; whatever the case may be, superhero-themes have crept their way into anything and everything from advertising to pop-art to fashion.

However, comic-book characters do offer many appealing aesthetic qualities as well. They are often cast in bright, clashing colors that would make even the most street fashion-savvy hipster blush. Also, male superheros usually look like they spend a lot of time at the gym while female superheros tend to have more curves than a Frank Gehry building. Perhaps such aesthetics account for at least some of the hype around the upcoming Avengers movie.
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Activity
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Highly Anticipated Superhero Previews
Highly Anticipated Superhero Previews
The Avengers Theatrical Trailer is Seriously Epic
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98
Cultural Comic Crossovers
Cultural Comic Crossovers
Marvel Produces a 'Blade' Anime with Help From Japanese Animation House
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97
First Avenger Cooking Outfits
First Avenger Cooking Outfits
The Captain America 'Be The Hero' Apron Says Cook with Heroic Pride
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96
Heroic Shooters
Heroic Shooters
The DC Comics Shot Glasses are for Nerds Who Know How to Have a Good Time
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95
Law-Savvy Scavengers
Law-Savvy Scavengers
Lawyer Siblings Win “The Amazing Race 14”
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94
Superhero Meme Parodies
Superhero Meme Parodies
The Captain Nyanmerica Video Lacks a Pop Tart but is Packed With Power
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93
First Avenger Movie Props
First Avenger Movie Props
The Captain America Shield Replica Flys from the Screen to Your Hands
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92
Massive 8-bit Interactions
Massive 8-bit Interactions
The World's Largest Space Invaders Game is the Future of Gaming
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91
Free Promo Desktop Downloads
Free Promo Desktop Downloads
‘The Avengers' Toys "R" Us Wallpaper Art is Savvy Adverti
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90
Suave Superhero Scents
Suave Superhero Scents
The Avengers Cologne Kills Bad Guys With One Whiff
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89
Beefed-Up Green Babies
Beefed-Up Green Babies
The Incredulous Hulkboy by Ron English Reinterprets a Classic Marvel Hero
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88
Superhero Streetwear Crossovers
Superhero Streetwear Crossovers
Stussy x Marvel Comics Collection Adds a Designer Flair to Comics
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87
'Iron Man' Racing Attire
'Iron Man' Racing Attire
The Tony Stark Racing Jacket is Perfect for Superhero Wannabes
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86
Heroic Car Shoots
Heroic Car Shoots
Sonja Gutschera and Leif Henrik Osthoff Team Superheros with a Porsche
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85
Fiery Superhero Rebranding
Fiery Superhero Rebranding
At Comic-Con 2010, Marvel Comics Announces the 'Red Hulk'
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84
Guerrilla Caped Crime Fighters
Guerrilla Caped Crime Fighters
The Cincinnati Superhero is Taking Care of Criminals
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83
Comic Book Video Games
Comic Book Video Games
Batman Arkham Asylum by Rocksteady
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82
Presidential Superheros
Presidential Superheros
America's Back by Ron English Features Obama as the Hulk
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81
Pint-Sized Superheroes
Pint-Sized Superheroes
Conceptual Artist Nate Hallinan Draws Childish Comic Book Characters
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80
Crime-Fighting Confections
Crime-Fighting Confections
Cook up Justice Desserts with the Marvel Comics Baking Kits
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79
Intricate Superhero Getups
Intricate Superhero Getups
The Captain America Motorcycle Suit Will Make You Feel Like an Avenger
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78
Fan-Made Comic Costumes
Fan-Made Comic Costumes
The Amazing DIY Iron Man Mark V Briefcase Suit is Brought to Life
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77
Undead Superhero Costumes
Undead Superhero Costumes
The Zombie Iron Man Steals the Show at the Paris Zombie Walk
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76
Simulated Superhero Shields
Simulated Superhero Shields
Hasbro Releases Line of Toys for Captain America: the First Avenger
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75
Kid-Size Comic Book Characters
Kid-Size Comic Book Characters
The 'Young Avengers' Ad for Target Plays to its Market
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74
Comic Book Treat Containers
Comic Book Treat Containers
The Marvel Cookie Jar Celebrates the Culinary Prowess of the Avengers
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73
Marvel Infant Mutants
Marvel Infant Mutants
X-Babies Shows the Adorable Side of the Tough X-Men Crew
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72
Superhero Busts
Superhero Busts
The War Machine Collectible Bust for Iron Man 2
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71
Comic Book Clothing Promotions
Comic Book Clothing Promotions
DVF Channels Wonder Woman (UPDATE)
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70
Fashion Crime Fighters
Fashion Crime Fighters
Tim Gunn Animated as Iron Man for ‘Models Inc.' Comic
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69
Solar Superhero Sculptures
Solar Superhero Sculptures
Max Boufathal Creates Eco-Friendly Heroes
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68
Techtastic Suit Accessories
Techtastic Suit Accessories
These Geeky Cufflinks Are On Every Nerd's Wish List
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67
ChildishSuperhero Art
ChildishSuperhero Art
Guillermo Tineo Ramos Renders Pint-Sized Versions of Marvel Superheroes
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66
Fan-Crazed Figurines
Fan-Crazed Figurines
The Hot Toy Iron Man Mark VI Action Figure is a Must-Have for Collectors
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65
Incredibly Crafty Comic Ads
Incredibly Crafty Comic Ads
This Avengers Target Promo is Made of Pencils and Pop Cans
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64
Star-Spangled Stilettos
Star-Spangled Stilettos
The Miss America Louboutin Heels are Super Hot
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63
Super-Old Superheroes
Super-Old Superheroes
The Red House Creates a Geriatric Version of Heroism
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62
Reworked Hero Renderings
Reworked Hero Renderings
Alex Ryan Paints Humorous Images of Out of Place Characters
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61
Vibrant Vigilante Visages
Vibrant Vigilante Visages
Jack Teagle Paints Some Quirky Crime Fighters into Colorful Swatches
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60
Superhero Helmet USBs
Superhero Helmet USBs
The Iron Man Flash Drive for Fans of Marvel's Billionaire Playboy
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59
Apocalyptic Robots
Apocalyptic Robots
Tyler Jackson's BLANKS Robots are Reclaimed Wooden Wonders
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58
Summer Blockbuster Spin-Offs
Summer Blockbuster Spin-Offs
'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' Trailer Released
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57
Unlikey Comic Covers
Unlikey Comic Covers
'Great Comics That Never Happened' Dreams Up Hilarious Heroes and Villains
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56
Marvel Comics Online
Marvel Comics Online
Spiderman & X-Men Go Digital
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55
Personalized Cartoon Caricatures
Personalized Cartoon Caricatures
The Comics Factory Turns You Into Your Favorite Superhero
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54
LEGOfied Avenger Toys
LEGOfied Avenger Toys
Dunechaser Turns Comic Book Heroes Into Pint-Sized Block Figurines
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53
Comic-Anime Mashups
Comic-Anime Mashups
Marvel and Madhouse Collaborate to Recreate Iron Man and Wolverine
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52
Punch-Packing Perfumes
Punch-Packing Perfumes
Captain America 'Only the Brave' is a Superheroic Scent
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51
Pop Sensation Superheroes
Pop Sensation Superheroes
Merlito Photoshops Pop Princesses Into the Avengers and Super Villains
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50
Kickass Iron Man Suits
Kickass Iron Man Suits
Raytheon Develops Real-Life Iron Man Suits
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49
Literal Comic Book Tees
Literal Comic Book Tees
The Bat and Robin T-Shirt Shows Masked Avengers in Original Forms
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48
Superhero Sneaks
Superhero Sneaks
The Nike Iron Man Dunk Will Help You Fight Evil Faster Than Ever Before
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47
Superhero Kitchen Appliances
Superhero Kitchen Appliances
The Wonder Woman Stand Mixer is for Cooks and Comic Book Lovers
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46
Techy Superhero Parodies
Techy Superhero Parodies
Agent X Heroic Computer Problems Comic Shows the Superpower Dilemma
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45
Cinematic Superhero Crossovers
Cinematic Superhero Crossovers
Online Contest Brings Stanley Kubrick & Iron Man Together
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44
Heroic Urban Tees
Heroic Urban Tees
Suit up in the Fashionably Nerdy Marvel Maniacs T-Shirt Collection
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43
Menacing Marvel Posters
Menacing Marvel Posters
Stussy Teams Up With Marvel Comics to Produce Some Badass Posters
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42
Superhero Biker Apparel
Superhero Biker Apparel
The 'Iron Man' Mark V Motorcycle Suit is Badass in Every Way
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41
Modern Superhero Makeovers
Modern Superhero Makeovers
See Adrianne Palicki in the New Wonder Woman Costume
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40
Marvel Comic Memory Sticks
Marvel Comic Memory Sticks
Get Your Geek on With the Superhero USB Flash Drives
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39
Superhero Wall Murals
Superhero Wall Murals
The Marvel Comic Book Cover Mural Makes for Geektastic Decor
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38
Edible Superhero Costumes
Edible Superhero Costumes
NY Chocolate Fashion Show
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37
Ninjafied Comic Characters
Ninjafied Comic Characters
AJ Salazar Morphs Superheroes into Stealth Assassins
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36
Painterly Comic Book Renderings
Painterly Comic Book Renderings
Nacho Molina Uses Geeky Characters as Muses for Sophisticated Art
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35
Marvel Superhero Toys
Marvel Superhero Toys
The X-Men First Class Minimates are Nerdtastic
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34
Comic Panel Man Panties
Comic Panel Man Panties
Wear the Pull-In Underwear x Marvel Collection with Justice
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33
Superheroic Splatter Portraits
Superheroic Splatter Portraits
Arian Noveir Turns Smeared Paint Into Marvel and DC Characters
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32
Disturbingly Real Action Figures
Disturbingly Real Action Figures
Tony Stark Iron Man Collectible
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31
Recalled Comic Books
Recalled Comic Books
Collectable Worthy Cover Errors
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30
Sweet Superhero Treats
Sweet Superhero Treats
These Avengers Cupcakes are the Tastiest Way to Geek Out
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29
Uber Realistic Toys
Uber Realistic Toys
The Iron Man II War Machine Figure is Like Playing with Don Cheadle Himself
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28
Cubed Comic Book Characters
Cubed Comic Book Characters
The Boxed Avengers Shows that Superheroes can be Square
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27
Superheroed Celebrities
Superheroed Celebrities
Real Life Movie Stars Juxtaposed With Comic Characters
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26
Un-Fantasy Photoshoots
Un-Fantasy Photoshoots
'Super Not So Super' Makes Superheroes Look Ordinary
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25
Incredible Fan Costumes
Incredible Fan Costumes
Anthony Le's War-Machine Costume is Amazing
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24
Faking Fictional Heroines
Faking Fictional Heroines
Megan Fox "Wonder Woman" Hoax
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23
Badass Superhero Beetles
Badass Superhero Beetles
Matt Cowan Renders a Series of Bizarre Comic Character Insects
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22
Knitted Comic Characters
Knitted Comic Characters
The Lady Lindsay Amigurumi Dolls are Cute and Kick Ass
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21
Steampunk Superhero Suits
Steampunk Superhero Suits
The Steampunk Iron Man Costume Would Make Tony Stark Proud
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20
Superhero Fashion Advice
Superhero Fashion Advice
'What Not to Wear: Superheroes & Villains' is an Insightful Critique
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19
Fiery Superhero Fan Art
Fiery Superhero Fan Art
Dave Wilkins Packs His Images with Explosive and Gory Flair
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18
Stripped-Down Superhero Emblems
Stripped-Down Superhero Emblems
These Minimalist Avengers Posters Simplify Heroes Into Avatars
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17
Comedic Pop Culture Cartoons
Comedic Pop Culture Cartoons
Adriano Alves Mashes References from All Corners of Media
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16
Suggestively Silly Superheroes
Suggestively Silly Superheroes
Bobby Rubio Draws Hilarious Renditions of Comic Book Heroes
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15
Child Superhero Ensembles
Child Superhero Ensembles
Darren Tibbles Illustrates The Avengers as Playground-Sized Toddlers
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14
Geometric Avenger Art
Geometric Avenger Art
Polygon Heroes Morphes Comic Characters into Stained Glass Graphics
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13
Dynamic Digital Superheroes
Dynamic Digital Superheroes
Jeremy Roberts Paints Fierce Crime Fighters in a Realistic Manner
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12
Adorable Action-Hero Drawings
Adorable Action-Hero Drawings
The Ivan Camelo Superhero Illustrations are Cute and Lovable
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11
Pixelated Pop Culture Ensembles
Pixelated Pop Culture Ensembles
Paulo Capdeville Renders Comic Book Favorites Using Chunky Blocks
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10
Famous Feline Crime Fighters
Famous Feline Crime Fighters
Marvel Cats Meme Invites Artists to Reinterpret Beloved Superheroes
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9
25 Sultry Superheroine Shoots
25 Sultry Superheroine Shoots
From Catwoman-Inspired Covers to Sizzling Comic-Con Costumes
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8
8-Bit Superhero Caricatures
8-Bit Superhero Caricatures
Jesus Castaneda Pixelates Pop Culture Characters to Pint-Sized Toons
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7
Cinematic Comic Mash-Ups
Cinematic Comic Mash-Ups
The Marvel/Disney Hybrids 2 Contest Pairs Childhood Favorites
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6
Geeky Biker Headgear
Geeky Biker Headgear
The Tigerpause444 Custom Motorcycle Helmets Will Solidify Your Nerd Status
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5
Shapely Female Superhero Portraits
Shapely Female Superhero Portraits
Marcio Takara Draws Lady Crime Fighters with Impossible Curves
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4
Action Hero Avengers
Action Hero Avengers
Alex Tuis Paints His Ideal Casting Choice for Superhero Films
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3
Comic Book Bras
Comic Book Bras
Etsy User Megan Elizabeth Presents Nerdy Lingerie
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2
Superheroic Eye Shadows
Superheroic Eye Shadows
Makeup Artist Jangsara Celebrates The Avengers with Alluring Looks
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1
Teenage Anime-Style Avengers
Teenage Anime-Style Avengers
Artist Ricken Illustrates American Superheroes in a Japanese Style
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