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32 Superhero Spin-Offs

From Iron Man 2 to Batman

— October 15, 2008 — Pop Culture
The buzz that surrounds the upcoming 'Iron Man 2' is highly representative of pop culture's fascination with silver-screen remakes of childhood superheroes. After all, Batman, Spiderman and the Incredible Hulk have all seen multiple movie spin-offs from their original comic strips.

It's only natural that we should embrace superheroes. As children, superheroes stimulate a child's creativity. As adults, superheroes provide a welcome escape from everyday life. While not every adult might head into a comic book store, they might head into the movie theaters to watch 'Iron Man 2' or 'The Dark Knight.'

The 33 articles featured below cover the other superhero spin-offs. Rather than solely focus on the silver screen, these humble homages illustrate--and sometimes in permanent fashion--just how enormous of a role comic book superheroes have played in pop culture. There are even guides published to teach the average Joe and Jane how to hone their own superhero skills to become Batman. Think they'll release a similar one for War Machine after 'Iron Man 2' is released?

Moviemakers will inevitably run out of comic book superheroes to honor with their own movies. If that happens, would they begin creating superhero mashups, like the Battle of the Batmans? After 'Iron Man 2,' would War Machine go on to fight, say, Superman? Only time will tell, but the articles below should satisfy your superhero fix until the next blockbuster release.
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Superhero Stillness
Superhero Stillness
60 People Frozen by Superhero for Sci-fi TV Ad
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Superhero Face-off Mash-Up
Superhero Face-off Mash-Up
Battle of the Batmans
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Basketball Superheroes
Basketball Superheroes
Maccabi Elite Team of Heroes for Nike
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Bad Superheros
Bad Superheros
Batman Christian Bale Arrested for Assaulting Mom, Sister
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Superhero Prime Ministers
Superhero Prime Ministers
Putin Saves TV Crew From Tiger
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Unreality TV
Unreality TV
Who Wants to Be a Superhero?
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Reinterpreting Movie Heroes
Reinterpreting Movie Heroes
Discontent Artist Remakes Incredible Hulk in Photoshop
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Superhero Soccer Campaigns
Superhero Soccer Campaigns
Transformers and Ironman for Football and EURO 2008
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Superhero Comic Book Games
Superhero Comic Book Games
DC Universe Online
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Design Your Own Superheroes Undies
Design Your Own Superheroes Undies
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Celebrity Heroes
Celebrity Heroes
Maria Bello Prevents Emergency Landing
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The Possibility of Real Superheroes
The Possibility of Real Superheroes
Becoming Batman
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Superhero Bandages
Superhero Bandages
Ouch Comic Strip Bandages
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Designer Superhero  Dolls
Designer Superhero Dolls
Zaha Hadid + Karim Rashid + Jaime
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Domesticated Superheroes
Domesticated Superheroes
Gregg Segal's Super Photography
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Cartoon Hero Fashion
Cartoon Hero Fashion
Superhero Style
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Celebrity Super Fashion
Celebrity Super Fashion
Superheroes at the Met Gala
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Environmental Superheroes
Environmental Superheroes
Captain Ozone To Save the Day!
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Sexy Superhero Covers
Sexy Superhero Covers
Kate Moss in Interview Magazine, September 2008
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Superhero Fashion Catalogues
Superhero Fashion Catalogues
Diane von Furstenberg's 'Wonder Woman'
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Disturbingly Real Action Figures
Disturbingly Real Action Figures
Tony Stark Iron Man Collectible
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Superhero Makeup
Superhero Makeup
Supermodels at the Met Ball
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Sex, Stealth, and Haute-Couture
Sex, Stealth, and Haute-Couture
Superhero Fashion & Fantasy Exhibit
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Senior Superheroes
Senior Superheroes
Aging Comics by Donald Soffritti
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Superheroes Promoting Milk
Superheroes Promoting Milk
Batman: Got Milk?
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Superhero Simpsons
Superhero Simpsons
"Springfield Punx" by Dean T. Fraser
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Political Action Figures
Political Action Figures
HeroBuilders Sarah Palin Action Figures and Dolls
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Superhero Fashion (Follow Up)
Superhero Fashion (Follow Up)
Fantasy Exhibit at the Met
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Badass Superhero Barbies
Badass Superhero Barbies
Black Canary Barbie
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Superheroes Stripped
Superheroes Stripped
Claudia Schiffer Covers German Vogue
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Superhero Fashion
Superhero Fashion
Fantasy Exhibit at the Met
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Comic Book Tattoos
Comic Book Tattoos
Superhero Body Art
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