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I have a bike and I love riding it. Trouble is, my bike hates me -- I don't have enough room for it in my tiny house, so it sits outside, and there's only so much that plastic covers and occasional coatings of WD-40 can do; as a result, it's getting kinda rusty. Enter the miracle cure for those who are both eco- and square-footage-conscious: folding bikes. The one pictured here is called the Locust, and even though it's just a prototype at this point, there are many cool folding bikes out there that you can get right now for around $200. (None quite as cool-looking [if a little Seussian] as the Locust, however.)

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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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