We’ve always seen superheroes at their best but not enough times when they are vulnerable…and no, I don’t mean when they are in the bathroom but could ya imaging Batman being attacked in the bathroom with his pants down. Anyways, Italian sculptor Adrian Tranquilli show the human/vulnerable side of superheroes to life with these amazing sculptors. Tranquilli sculpted Superman, Batman, Spider-man, and Wolverine into poses and stance, that one can see religious undertones to these, and have them place in areas in Rome. Check out more pictures like the one and look at your superheroes in possible new light.
We here at Nerdbastards are always up for an Optimus Prime story. And this one is a sure crowd pleaser. First let me introduce Robosteel, a company based in Ireland that specializes in making handmade, steel sculptures related to movie-memorabilia, collectibles, sci-fi and fantasy. All of their sculptures and hand welded and each one is unique since many different, recycled parts are used to make each one. The sculptures are made out of, and are not limited to, televisions, cars, motorbikes, airplanes, boats and dishwashers. They are all built to last since they are layered with lacquer, and this way can be left outside of the home if they don’t fit. So now that you have some background info, let me introduce this little gem Robosteel put together, Optimus Prime.
Darth Vader sculpture on the National Cathedral - nationalcathedral.org
Many of us give all things Star Wars godlike status (Well, maybe except for that tomfoolery in Eps. I and II). Thus, it’s fitting that Darth Vader, nearly a god among men himself, graces the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Created as part of a competition for kids, the guy with the sorcerer’s ways has been on the cathedral’s exterior since the 1980s.
Slashfilm.com provides ample details about how to find the Sith lord on the cathedral, and the National Cathedral site itself explains how the rock-hard Vader came to be. Many Bothans died to bring us this information.
Wonder® Woman by mleak
When you’re snacking on PB&J made from unhealthy white bread, what do you start thinking about? If you’re a certain Flickr user, you apparently think about sculpting a pseudo-Amazonian princess.
mleak used 11 loaves of Wonder Bread to create her Wonder Woman (get it?), using the carbs for feet, hair and everything in between. In her Flickr gallery, she states that she originally made her creation in her own height, but nature had its way with Princess Diana and shrunk her a bit.
While I don’t see a resemblance to the Wonder Woman we know and love, I still think this is an awesomely creative project. If schools would get kids to do stuff like this instead of doing those hand-turkey things year after year, our world would be a lot more interesting.
Thanks to ComicsAlliance.com for the tip.