The Illustrious Omnibus of Superpowers


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It’s really difficult to resist linking to the many gimmicky infographics that have become popular on the Internet over the past couple of years, especially as the form seems to be getting ever more popular, and especially as the work produced within this meme gets better and better at tapping into our most defenseless childlike whims.

A case in point is this “taxonomic tree of over 100 wondrous powers and abilities, with over 200 superheroes and supervillains as examples thereof.” It applies a deadpan seriousness to an inherently silly topic — a comprehensive catalog of the various super-powers that comic book characters have adopted over the years — making it irresistible to those of us who enjoy nurturing our pre-adolescent whims using the language of, well, of modern capitalism, really.

The Illustrious Omnibus of Superpowers

You can view the poster at full size and even buy yourself a copy over at Pop Chart Lab. Upon closer inspection, you may agree with me that it’s nicely designed and wittily executed and a very enjoyable bit of ephemera that will be easily forgotten before the weekend is out.