Egyptian hieroglyphics can accurately be considered an early form of the type of sequential art storytelling seen in comic strips and comic books, and artist Josh Ln has drawn a very straight line between the two in his "Hero-Glyphics" series. Ln has taken some of the biggest pop cultural icons -- including Spider-Man, Darth Vader and Wolverine -- and interpreted them in the style of hieroglyphics; retaining the recognizable qualities of the characters but placing them in a considerably different context.
The X-Men were the first in the series, with prints, shirts and more available via Society6.
Star Wars followed:
He's also done Spider-Man, complete with Green Goblin and Vulture:
Plus, "Star Trek," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Ghostbusters," "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" and more have also gotten the hero-glyphics treatment.