ByKristin Lai, writer at Creators.co
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
Kristin Lai

As children we were told we could be anything we wanted to be when we grew up. For some of us, that meant being an astronaut or an actor, for others it meant donning a cape, powers, and a lot of responsibility - and becoming a superhero.

The artist Jason Ratliff created a series of awesome artworks envisioning young boys and girls filling in the shoes of their favorite heroes. From Captain America to Catwoman, these prints perfectly show what it felt to be a child living out their dreams through a game of make believe.

Thor

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It's not quite Mjölnir, but I think it will get the job done.

Iron Man

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A cardboard box and flashlight are all it really takes to feel like Iron Man.

Green Lantern

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The most adorable little Green Lantern whose ever lived!

Captain America

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I would love to see the Avengers assemble under the leadership of such a cute Cap.

Catwoman

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I guess it stands to reason that any good Catwoman would have to learn some skills from an OG source.

The Flash

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He'd make quite the competitor in gym class.

The Incredible Hulk

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Putting Hulk hands on a person of any age immediately turns them into the Incredible Hulk.

Spider-Man

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Oh what I wouldn't give to have Spider-Man's web-slinging powers. Jumping between buildings and avoiding traffic is still a dream of adults everywhere.

Batman

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At one point we all wanted to be Batman. Well, minus the whole dead parents thing.

Wolverine

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One kid's beach toys is another kid's Adamantium claws.

To see more of Jason Ratliff's incredible work or even purchase some for yourself, ">visit his website.

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