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Now, in fairness, DC's iconic superheroes are already pretty darned inspirational to begin with - but that hasn't stopped artist Adam Thompson from turning them all the way up to eleven, in a series of posters that he calls 'Heroic Words of Wisdom'.

The best part (other than the posters themselves, which are downright awesome)?

Thompson's conscious intent to reach out beyond hardcore comic-book fans like all of us, to a wider audience. As he puts it:

"My work, centered around comic book characters, comes with the challenge of reaching to an audience beyond those who are already fans of those characters. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy very much to see existing fans of these characters who enjoy my work. However, up until this project, I've been indulgent of being a fan, and neglectful of the challenge of reaching that larger audience."

Which, it seems, is very much not the case now - since these posters are not only pretty fantastic, but universal, too...

First up?

Superman Leads the Way

And...I'm welling up...

Batman Comes in For the One-Two Punch

Yup, definitely getting emotional now...


Wonder Woman Knocks it Out of the Park

OK, I can't take any more of those - let's take a diversion into the more stoic ones...

Green Arrow Gets Deep

Which is...actually really true.

The Flash Gets Busy Living

Otherwise, you might as well get busy dying...

Martian Manhunter Gets Serious

Come 2016, perhaps?

Green Lantern Gets Old School

And, there's that lump in my throat again...


Aquaman May Actually Win at Inspiration

And, yup. There I go...

And, if you like what you see, you can check out more of Adam's awesome work right here...

What do you guys reckon, though?


Loving the inspirational posters?

via NerdApproved


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