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Another product I'm not entirely sure how I feel about"¦

I saw this hands-free umbrella at OhGizmo, and since I've become the official go-to umbrella guy here (I've somehow ended up reporting on all things umbrella), I figured this post only made sense. And looking at the photo, I was immediately impressed. The over-the-shoulder umbrella holder makes life simpler when you've got a ton of things to carry, and retails for just $11.99 at Miles Kimball. In fact, it's one of those simplicities that I look at and wonder, "why didn't I think of that?" Of course, while I'm sure it's tremendously effective against a light drizzle or a beating sun, I'm not sure how easy it'd be to wield during a genuine thunderstorm. Particularly, if you've got a bad shoulder. For those still interested in picking up something I didn't invent, click here to purchase!

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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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