When Superheroes Go Noir

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Some people just like it dark, and if you’re that type, you’ll appreciate the work of Marko Manev, a mixed media artist, comic artist, writer, freelance graphic designer, and illustrator all rolled into one. He has drawn up a bunch of superhero posters, but they are not your usual colorful, eye-popping artwork.

Marko calls his recent work “Superhero Noir Posters”, with each one featuring a superhero in a scene that many fans would recognize. Anyone can slap a superhero (or two) onto a poster and share it with the whole world, but it does takes a special kind of something to make it dark and utterly beautiful. While I do love my poppy colors, Marko’s superhero noir posters make something stir deep inside me. Take a look for yourself, and you just might see what I mean.

Batman poster Marko Manev 470x686 When Superheroes Go Noir
Batman
Captain America poster Marko Manev 470x686 When Superheroes Go Noir
Captain America
Hulk poster Marko Manev 470x686 When Superheroes Go Noir
Hulk
Iron Man poster Marko Manev 470x686 When Superheroes Go Noir
Iron Man
Spider Man poster Marko Manev 470x686 When Superheroes Go Noir
Spiderman
Thor poster Marko Manev 470x686 When Superheroes Go Noir
Thor
Wolverine Weapon X poster Marko Manev 470x686 When Superheroes Go Noir
Wolverine

While I have never been the biggest Batman fan in the world, I think that his poster is the most breathtaking of the lot. Iron Man and Thor come a close second.

You can all 10 superhero noir posters at Behance, and if you’re thinking of where to get them, I suggest following the artist’s profile there  or his Twitter account. He is selling some limited prints via a partner, but it’s not all consolidated on a page right now, so your best bet is to get in touch with him directly.

Via Collider

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