I’ve updated my “Supermen” fan-art.
Every superhero world has at least one “Superman analogue”, a character with powers and abilities not only far beyond those of mortal men, but ones matching that of the original superhero, Superman, who “can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands” and is “faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!” This picture collects images of as many of them as I can find, all created with—Shh! Don’t tell Jeff!—the wonderful Heromachine 3 app.
If you know any that I’m missing please let me know. I am not including youthful and female equivalents. I may create a separate collection of such characters. I’ve also left out all of the many super pets, but I have included the three mouse Superman analogues, because “Of supermice and Supermen” is such a cool throw away line.
Top Row: Ultiman, Titan, Astonishman, Homelander, Superior, Prime, Icon, Mighty Man;
Second Row: Iron Munro, Sentry, Mr. Majestic, Supreme, The Plutonian, Wonderman (Fox), Omniman, Mighty Man;
Third Row: Blue Marvel, Miracleman, Samaritan, Ultraman, Gladiator, Paragon (my own creation), Sun God, Alpha One;
Bottom Row: Apollo, Bizarro, Mon-El, Captain Marvel/Shazam, Superman, Hyperion, Mr. Incredible, Sovereign;
Mice: Mighty Mouse + Pearl Pureheart, Super Mouse, Atomic Mouse.
Just a reminder: None of these characters would exist if it wasn't for Superman, that strange visitor from another planet, who fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way. Heroism is what made him an icon.
As ever, I created all of these homages to Superman and his many analogues without the consent or approval of anyone associated with the tools that I used to do the job. Still, you know where thanks for the existence and functionality of those tools go.