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This Is What Superheroes Would Have Looked Like In The 17th Century

This remarkable new series of Flemish-style portraits captures the essential fragility of incredibly powerful fictional characters, the same way nobility would have been painted back in the day.

Entitled Super Flemish, it's the work of French photographer Sacha Goldberger, who portrays the good (Captain America, The Hulk, Superman...), the bad (Darth Vader, The Joker...) and a few dainty fairy tale characters in full 17th Century regalia, neck ruffs and all. 

Turns out, The Joker is truly terrifying in any century.

Captain America 

Wolverine

Snow White

Spiderman

Alice

Darth Vader

A Stormtrooper

Yoda

The Hulk

Batman

...with Robin

Catwoman

Green Lantern

Iron Man

The Joker

Princess Leia

Superman

Wonder Woman


Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He's not totally opposed to bringing back the casual neck ruff.