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The Late Movies: Sports Celebrations

When my hometown team, the Philadelphia Phillies, won the World Series in 2008, I was at a small, crowded bar in my neighborhood. As the final out was called, the room erupted. I hugged my friend and then turned around and hugged at least 12 strangers before running outside and high-fiving every person I saw for the next two hours as the city’s largest street flooded with fans parading toward the stadium. I yelled so much that I was hoarse for the next two days.

Here’s a collection of clips of hardcore fans celebrating their teams’ victories in sports bars around the country. Tell us about your favorite sports victories in the comments!

Philadelphia Phillies

2008 World Series

New Orleans Saints

2009 Super Bowl victory

USA vs. Algeria

2010 World Cup

New York Giants

2008 Super Bowl

University of Kansas

2008 NCAA Championship

Chicago Blackhawks

2009 Stanley Cup

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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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