One of the big selling points of Iron Man 3, other than Ben Kingsley’s crazy and wonderful Mandarin voice, was the sheer volume of Iron Man armors that appeared in the film. There were a ton. Considering the likely weight of the armor, probably more than a ton. But not every armor designed by artist Josh Nizzi was used in the movie, and he was kind enough to share some of his unused designs, including one that I can only call the Metal Gear Solid/Metroid armor.
You love charts. You love superheroes. But you don’t know of any media that combines the two, like so much peanut butter and jelly. Your suffering has come to an end.
Or at least it will August 3, when former ComicsAlliance contributor, Comic Foundry founder and noted design maestro for Complex and Wired Tim Leong's new book, Super Graphic, makes all your superhero-y infographic dreams come true. (There’s info about other comics, too, such as The Walking Dead.) You can sample the book’s full cover, and get a quick look at three of the graphs that you’ll find in the new book after the jump.
In case you missed it, my first book, Super Graphic, will debut from Chronicle Books this Fall. It’s an infographic look at the comic book industry, from superheroes to indie comics to manga. It was a blast to work on and I learned a lot about comics and infographics along the way. You can learn more about it here.
By Andy Khouri
Researched and designed by Kate Willaert at the behest of HalloweenCostues.com, what follows is perhaps the most comprehensive cataloguing of the Superman emblem variations that we’ve ever seen, and certainly the best Photoshopped. Placing the numerous emblems on photorealistic models of Clark Kent tearing his shirt open, Willaert explains the differences from the earliest Superman design by co-creator Joe Shuster to the latest refit created for the Man of Steel film, going into great detail about shapes, serifs and materials. This is superhero comics so doubtlessly she’s missed a few that ComicsAlliance readers will be eager to point out in the comments below, but this is nevertheless a marvelous resource (for cosplayers in particular?) and tribute to American comics’ most enduring emblem.