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Spider-Man would need size 114 shoes to stick to walls, scientists say

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Continuing a centuries-long crusade to crush childhood fantasies, science has determined that Spider-Man as we know him couldn’t actually exist. It turns out the superhero’s body is far too big, and his hands and feet way too small, to permit him to adhere to surfaces, making that “wall-crawler” moniker pretty tough to pull off.

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Artist imagines what superheroes’ poop might look like

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Toshib Bagde has gone where few other artists dared with his series “Super-Heroes Poop Lab,” envisioning what the excrement of some of the world’s most famous do-gooders might look like. Hey, it’s a crappy job, but someone has to do it.

“I love superheroes,” he explained on Bored Panda. “They are just like us but, yeah, with powers. So I wondered, how would the poop of superheroes look? I think it should represent the characters.”

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Spider-Man goes on hat-wearing, bank-robbing crime spree

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Despite being one of the most recognizable superheroes in the world, Spider-Man has proved popular with real-world criminals, who don his mask with surprising frequency while committing illegal acts, ranging from convenience-store robberies to gun-store burglaries. And let’s not even get started on all of those fights on Time Square and Hollywood Boulevard.

We can now add two more incidents to the list, this time in Georgia.

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Watch Spider-Man battle Darth Maul in ‘Super Power Beat Down’

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After last year pitting Batman against Darth Vader aboard the Death Star in a “Super Power Beat Down” that fueled countless arguments, Bat in the Sun now brings another Star Wars villain, Darth Maul, to Earth to battle Spider-Man.

The New York City setting doesn’t lend itself to the visual spectacle of, say, a moon-sized battle station, but the effects and fight choreography are most impressive. Plus, it allows for a nice surprise cameo.

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Spider-nonsense? Scientist tries to untangle Spider-Man’s web

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In what may amount to a pyrrhic victory for opponents of the dreaded organic web-shooters, a scientist has determined Spider-Man probably can’t do everything a spider can.

In a special movie-focused issue of The Biochemist magazine, Prof. Fritz Vollrath of the University of Oxford’s Department of Zoology questions how the wall-crawler can so quickly manufacture such high quantities of silk capable of not only supporting his own weight, but even stopping a runaway train.

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Marvel at this ‘Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man’ 3D art

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I’m a bit mesmerized by this video showcasing the 3D paper sculpture of the iconic cover of 1976’s Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man by Carmine Infantino, Ross Andru and Dick Giordano.

It was created by Todd R. Reis, who’s a pro at 3D shadowboxes, using 25 laser-scan prints of a store poster replicating the original cover. The production of the commissioned work took him 50 hours, spread over several months.

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Artist reveals the superhero within every child

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Most of us have warm memories from childhood of jumping from chair to chair, or running with a towel tied around our necks, pretending to be a superhero. Artist Jason Ratliff captures that feeling of boundless imagination, and an undeniable sense of nostalgia, in his new series of prints “Super Shadows.”

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Raise a glass to these striking Absolut Marvel bottles

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This “Absolut x Marvel” line isn’t real, but part of me — the large part that likes vodka, comic characters and graphic design — desperately wishes it were.

It’s a concept by Indonesian designer Krizia Soetaniman uses the iconic Absolut bottle as a vessel for minimalist, yet instantly recognizable, portraits of such Marvel characters as Wolverine, Spider-Man, Venom, the Hulk and, yes, Iron Man.

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Spider-Man swings into feudal Japan with this Tamashii Nations figure

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How could Tamashii Nations possibly top its series of Meisho Movie Realization action figures that reimagines Star Wars characters in feudal Japan? How about with a Marvel line?

That seems to be what’s in the works, as a photo has surfaced of a Movie Realization Spider-Man figure on display. As you can see, this wall-crawler wears web-patterned armor and a spider logo-emblazoned chest plate, and comes equipped with a grappling hook instead of web-shooters.

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Clash of the tartans: Kiltmaker debuts superhero-inspired line

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A century-old Scottish kiltmaker has unveiled a line of tartans inspired by Marvel and DC Comics superheroes.

It’s part of an effort by Paisley, Renfrewshire-based Houston Kiltmakers to spur interest in the traditional garments among a younger audience.

“I just did this to try and get to a younger generation and try to involve them with the tradition,” Stuart Davison, the company’s head of marketing, tells The Scotsman. “It’s a bit of an older generation thing at the moment.”

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Watch Michigan State marching band’s tribute to Marvel Universe

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Michigan State University’s Spartan Marching Band transformed into the Merry Marvel Marching Society on Saturday, saluting the Marvel Universe during halftime of the game against Michigan.

During the six-minute-plus choreographed performance, the band gave musical nods to Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, The Avengers and, yes, even the 1960s Spider-Man cartoon.

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Spider-Man saves the day when family’s car bursts into flames

When Lucy Day’s car burst into flames as she rushed her injured partner to the hospital, her friendly neighborhood Spider-Man swung into action.

A bad day quickly turned worse Saturday for the Eastbourne, England, woman, who’s pregnant with her second child: Her partner Stephen Grant had cut off his finger in the lawnmower, leading Day to pile him and their 3-year-old daughter into the family Land Rover for the mad dash to the emergency room. But while en route, their vehicle caught fire, forcing them to the side of the road.

That’s when, right on cue, Spider-Man arrived. Or rather children’s entertainer Tom Roche, who was on his way to a birthday party dressed in a Spider-Man costume.

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Move over, Spidey! SpiderMable becomes Edmonton’s new hero

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Look out, Spider-Man! There’s a new superhero in Edmonton, AB. Thanks to the Children’s Wish Foundation, SpiderMable — a six-year-old hero battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia — has teamed up with the wall crawler in order to locate the missing Oilers captain Andrew Ference (via CBC News).

In a broadcast this morning, Sgt. Steve Sharpe of the Edmonton Police Service called out to SpiderMable for help rescuing the hockey player. “If SpiderMable is out there, and you get this message, come down to the mayor’s office and be a part of that team and lead us towards safety and getting our captain back,” he said.

SpiderMable answered the cry for help and is on the hunt for Mysterio at West Edmonton Mall. After some training and the discovery of some clues, SpiderMable and Spider-Man will track Mysterio and Ference to Edmonton Valley Zoo, save the day and celebrate in the Otter Room.

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YouTube artist performs a capella covers of ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ theme & more — by himself

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YouTube singer Mr. Dooves of Triforcefilms has taken his love of Saturday morning cartoons to a new level, performing dozens of amazing covers of hit cartoon theme songs in a capella, from Danny Elfman’s “Batman: The Animated Series” to the 90’s “Spider-Man: The Animated Series.” Remarkably, he’s also a solo act, taking on a handful of different parts in order to authentically nail the sound of the original song.

In addition to cartoon themes like “Teen Titans” and “Justice League,” Mr. Dooves has tackled various video game themes, including the “Final Fantasy” series, “Call of Duty” and “Super Mario 64.” Check out a few of his covers below and over a hundred more on his YouTube channel.

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X-Men, Power Rangers and more become hieroglyphics in art series

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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.

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