Artist Transforms Old Portraits Into Vintage Superheroes

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To quote Spider-Man’s aunt May: “There’s a hero in all of us,” and that’s what Alex Gross found out when he was browsing through an archive of vintage portraits from the 1870’s.

Alex managed not only to see the heroes in them, but also to make them visible to the rest of us. He used his signature illustration style and painted over the old photos, turning their subjects into vintage super heroes!

This awesome idea has become an ongoing project of his and by now he already has dozens of funny and creative retro illustrations in his portfolio. Here, we bring you our picks, for the full collection and the rest of his impressive works head over to his website.

More info: alex gross | demilked (h/t: ufunk)

Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman

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Spider-Man

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James Rhodes

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The Avengers

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Saruman

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The Bat-Family

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Hellboy

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Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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The X-Men

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Woody from Toy Story

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Kalisi from Game of Thrones

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Dave Bowman

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Neytiri from Avatar

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The Justice League

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Godzilla

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Groot from The Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Pheonix

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Data from Star Trek

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Marvel heroes

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