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Every Color Ever

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Looking for the ultimate coffee table book? What about a handmade, one-of-a-kind, 800-page volume containing every color imaginable?

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Museum authorities in Florence are adamant that Michelangelo's David is in no danger of collapsing. In fact, they claim that the statue is even earthquake-proof.

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The National Security Agency is turning to Twitter to hire a new generation of codebreakers.

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In a fight between Harry Potter and a Jedi—wizardry vs. The Force—who would win?

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Wouldn't it be nice if, once in a while, a grilled cheese would just drop out of the sky when you needed it? Well, the dream is real.

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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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