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.
From Iron Man 2 to Batman
60 People Frozen by Superhero for Sci-fi TV Ad
Superhero Face-off Mash-Up
Battle of the Batmans
Maccabi Elite Team of Heroes for Nike
Batman Christian Bale Arrested for Assaulting Mom, Sister
Superhero Prime Ministers
Putin Saves TV Crew From Tiger
Who Wants to Be a Superhero?
Reinterpreting Movie Heroes
Discontent Artist Remakes Incredible Hulk in Photoshop
Superhero Soccer Campaigns
Transformers and Ironman for Football and EURO 2008
Superhero Comic Book Games
DC Universe Online
Design Your Own Superheroes Undies
Maria Bello Prevents Emergency Landing
The Possibility of Real Superheroes
Ouch Comic Strip Bandages
Designer Superhero Dolls
Zaha Hadid + Karim Rashid + Jaime
Gregg Segal's Super Photography
Cartoon Hero Fashion
Celebrity Super Fashion
Superheroes at the Met Gala
Captain Ozone To Save the Day!
Sexy Superhero Covers
Kate Moss in Interview Magazine, September 2008
Superhero Fashion Catalogues
Diane von Furstenberg's 'Wonder Woman'
Disturbingly Real Action Figures
Tony Stark Iron Man Collectible
Supermodels at the Met Ball
Sex, Stealth, and Haute-Couture
Superhero Fashion & Fantasy Exhibit
Aging Comics by Donald Soffritti
Superheroes Promoting Milk
Batman: Got Milk?
"Springfield Punx" by Dean T. Fraser
Political Action Figures
HeroBuilders Sarah Palin Action Figures and Dolls
Superhero Fashion (Follow Up)
Fantasy Exhibit at the Met
Badass Superhero Barbies
Black Canary Barbie
Claudia Schiffer Covers German Vogue
Fantasy Exhibit at the Met
Comic Book Tattoos
Superhero Body Art