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I think Punch needs a second opinion

I've heard of doctors making after-the-fact diagnoses on historical figures like Alexander the Great (there's more about that in our upcoming project, Med School in a Box), but this is just ridiculous:

"The British seaside's most angry man, the notorious Mr. Punch, may have trouble controlling his temper due to a medical condition affecting his growth, a researcher has claimed. David Bryson, teaching fellow at Derby University, thinks Mr. Punch - famed for beating wife Judy with a stick - is so foul-tempered because he suffers from acromegaly, a condition where you make too much growth hormone. ... 'Why does he have a large nose and a prominent chin? What is the reason for the hump on his back and large paunch?' Mr Bryson said."

Next we'll be hearing that Sleeping Beauty was a narcoleptic.

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The Origins of 36 Marvel Characters, Illustrated
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No matter what their powers, every super hero has an origin story, from Spider-Man’s radioactive bite to Iron Man’s life-threatening chest shrapnel. In their latest poster, the designers at Pop Chart Lab have taken their infographic savvy to the Marvel Universe, charting the heroic origins of 36 different Marvel characters through miniature, minimalist comics.

Without using any words, they’ve managed to illustrate Bucky Barnes's plane explosion and subsequent transformation into the Winter Soldier, Jessica Jones’s car crash, the death of the Punisher’s family, and other classic stories from the major Marvel canon while paying tribute to the comic book form.

Explore the poster below, and see a zoomable version on Pop Chart Lab’s website.

A poster featuring 36 minimalist illustrations of superhero origin stories.
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Keep your eyes open for future Marvel-Pop Chart crossovers. The Marvel Origins: A Sequential Compendium poster is “the first release of what we hope to be a marvelous partnership,” as Pop Chart Lab’s Galvin Chow puts it. Prints are available for pre-order starting at $37 and are scheduled to start shipping on March 8.

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