With DC Comics and Frank Miller once more plumbing the world of The Dark Knight Returns, it seems like the ideal time to spotlight Eddie Liu’s “Old Heroes” series.
In four paintings, the Shanghai artist imagines Batman, Superman, Wonder Wonder and The Flash in their later years, complete with gray hair, wrinkles and whiskers.
While The Fastest Man Alive seems to have fought Father Time to a standstill, there’s a haunted look in his eyes, suggesting the victory came with a cost (not to mention a Freddie Mercury mustache). The Man of Steel, meanwhile, appears exhausted, as if the yellow sun no longer provides the pick-me-up it once did.
Bruce Wayne may be giving an elderly Oliver Queen a run for his money in the facial-hair department. And Diana? Decades of battling Ares, Cheetah and Giganta apparently have led to a wistful gaze and nasty smoking habit. No wonder the invisible jet reeks.
(via Bored Panda)
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