Mexican digital artist Salvador Anguiano has spent an artistic career getting the right angles on superheroes.
His past contributions include a history of Doctor Who profiles, the evolution of the Batman cowl and the Spider-Man mask, as well as video game cubes. (All can be seen at the end of this piece.)
Now Anguiano is branching out into profiling other superheroes. His latest project called Super Profiles is expanding to the rest of the Marvel Universe. Daredevil, Invincible, Deadpool, Madman and the incantations of the Spider-Man suit (from red to black to iron and all the way up to the Miles Morales version) are the first to get the great profile treatment.
In his artist statement, Anguiano explains how it all came to be:
I started doing these as a fun exercise with my kid, just doing some side shots of his (and my) favorite superheroes, We started with Invincible who’s rocketed to the top of his chart, just side by side with Deadpool who’s a long time favorite of his, then we said “why stop at 2?” and we kept going, so far we have 8 of them and hopefully we’ll get as much as we can, I mean, he’s not one to stop for a lack of suggestions, so we’ll see with how many we end up to as it’s a ball doing these with him – S.A.
The last unofficial census of Marvel characters has a tally of twelve, 672 of which more than 9,000 have a Marvel Universe Wiki entry. That is enough to keep Anguiano profiling away for the next 35 years, assuming a pace of one per day.
To see more of Anguiano's works go to his Behance page.
Artist quotes are also from Anguiano's Behance page.
Invincible, created by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker. One of the best new characters to come out in the last 20 years or so.
Deadpool, created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld, amazing how he went from being a product of the excess in comics back in the 90s to great, parody character.
Spider-Man, Black Costume
Spiderman Black Costume. Easily one of the very best redesigns in superhero costumes.
Daredevil, created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett. One of the very best in Marvel.
Spider-Man, Miles Morales
Spiderman Miles Morales, created by Brian Michael Bendis and the awesome Sara Pichelli. The very best new character to come out of Marvel, pretty closely followed by Kamala Khan... but just because it's Spiderman :-)
Madman, created by Mike Allred. Pure awesomeness, really.
Spider-Man, Iron Spider Suit
Spiderman Iron Spider suit. Not my favorite story or suit, but my kid loves him :-)
Darkhawk, created by Tom DeFalco and Mike Manley. I mean talk about Marvel comcis in the 90s... I think he was just ahead of his time :-)