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Defeated superhero sculptures

As both an art and comic book fan, I was fascinated by this series of sculptures depicting superheroes in a vulnerable, defeated state. It includes statues of Superman, Batman and Wolverine. Superman is depicted trapped, in a pose reminiscent of classic depictions of the crucifixion of Jesus.

Superhero origin stories often begin with tragedy. Superman's home planet Krypton exploded and Superman was left as the lone survivor; Batman's parents were gunned down in front of his eyes; Spider-Man's Uncle Ben was murdered by a thief whom Spider-Man had callously let get away earlier because it didn't concern him.

You can see more photos of these sculptures at this French website.

(via iFanboy)

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