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"Iron" Mike ready to fight women?

Despite years of perfecting my Nintendo jabs and uppercuts on Mike Tyson's Punchout!, I never made it to the level where you get to box a woman. The real Mike Tyson however, who seems to be operating on a different level than all of us, has. Following in the footsteps of comedy legend Andy Kauffman, "Iron" Mike has begun challenging women to join him in the ring. He's even been dropping names, touting bouts with women like professional boxer Ann Wolfe (21-1, with 15 knockouts). And while Mike claims, "I'm very serious," the event seems pretty unlikely. Wolfe's promoter has said, "No state would sanction that. She would be outweighed by 60 to 70 pounds. Ann would never entertain the idea." Thank god. Here's hoping Mike Tyson will stop entertaining the idea as well.

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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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