Superman or Nietzschean Superman? José Quintero‘s Allegorical Superheroes series places costumed superheroes in philosophical or mythological scenes.
In his 1977 book Exo-Psychology, psychologist and psychedelic drug advocate Timothy Leary revealed his eight-circuit model of consciousness, his theory about the workings of the human mind and the future neurological “circuits” that humanity might someday access and utilize in our travels beyond Earth. In 1979, the theory was adapted into Neurocomics, a trippy comic book exploration of the mind, human evolution, and how we might journey to the stars. Rene Walter has posted the entire (NSFW) Neurocomics online, and it provides a fascinating look into Leary’s peculiar transhumanist ideas. -VIA:- io9–
For his Super Hero series, Agan Harahap inserts the likes of Superman, Batman, and Darth Vader into historical photos.
From The Epic of Gilgamesh to Infinite Jest via Dante, Dangerous Liaisons and Dubliners, the western canon is set to be turned into a 1,344-page, three-volume graphic novel.
And so these incredibly detailed infographics by Jer Thorp do the knock-off series of superhero scraps almost too much justice, as they meticulously and elegantly plot the appearance of every one of the 132 Avengers through almost 50 years of issues, with each hero designated by a three-color shield borrowed from Captain America.