Illustrator Fabian Gonzalez strips comic book characters down to their bare essence in his clever new graphic Minimalism Heroes. The 30-year-old freelance designer, who says he grew up on Marvel and DC Comics, created the image for a T-shirt competition. In honor of his favorite superhero, Gonzalez placed an instantly identifiable icon in the upper left-hand corner. “Batman was the superhero that originally got me hooked…”
Here is the answer key for the images that stump you:
Left to right, top to bottom:
Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Superman, Gambit, Barbarella, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, Cyclops, The Incredibles, Radioactive Man, Fallout Boy, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Captain Atom, Aeon Flux, Wolverine, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, Professor X, Chapulin Colorado, The Darkness, Ben (Fantastic Four), Hellboy, He-Man, Freakazoid, The Silver Surfer, Witchblade, Spider-Man, Mandrake, Mighty Man, Green Lantern, Falcon, Atom Ant, The Phantom, Storm (X-Men), Birdman, Aquaman, Iceman, Captain Marvel, Space Ghost, Blade, Blue Falcon, Dynomutt, Flash Gordon, Bartman, TNMT Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo; Plastic Man, Duffman, The Punisher, Daredevil, Hawkman, Black Vulcan, Zorro and Hancock.