It’s difficult to imagine our culture without certain comic book and movie characters. We’ve seen them go on great adventures, fight evil, and even fall in love. Our society, in general, is very attached to these classic heroes. Characters like these have been ingrained into our culture and will be for years to come. Sometimes, it feels like these characters have been around forever (instead of just the 30s or 40s). So what would it look like if superheroes pre-dated modern society?
Photographer Sacha Goldberg has produced some photographs that show what our favorite superheroes and other characters would look like if they were around about 400 years ago. The results are really cool (and pretty funny).
“Draw and I shall have you! By my bladed hand thou shall withdraw!”
“Thou would’st like my person the lesser upon my vexation.”
“Sirrah! Wherefore art thou so serious?”
“Swounds, Batman! Make haste!”
“Is it a wonder for a lady to act in a way so heroic? I think not, as I am a woman in whom wonders heroic most rightfully inhere.”
“Anon! Higher, higher, and gone!”
“The lack of faith which colors your disposition causes great agitation in my own.”
Now, somebody should produce a picture of Hamlet as a superhero (albeit, one who delays dealing with his arch enemies for as long as possible).