Superheroes & Villains: The Ultimate List of Illustrations and Artworks

Superheroes & Villains: The Ultimate List of Illustrations and Artworks

If you have the chance to be a superhero, which superhero would you be? Wielding super strength, the gift of flight, immortality or having the ability to be invisible must be some of the powers we dream to have. How about when you have a chance to choose a different destiny and become a super villain? Which one would you be?

Superheroes and villains have accompanied us through our childhood. In fact, it has become a popular trend in the movie industry. Almost all popular superhero and villain characters have been made into a movie.

Superheroes and Villains
Images credit: BrianRood

Amazing Superheroes Illustration and Artworks

Here we present some of the most intriguing illustrations and artworks of these superheroes and some of their villainous enemies to complete your superheroes dream.

Batmen
Batman, originally referred to as “the Bat-Man” is still referred to at times as “the Batman”. A fictional character, this comic book superhero was co-created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger (although only Kane receives official credit), appearing in publications by DC Comics.

Batmen

Capcom Superheroes
Capcom, a leading international developer and publisher of video games has created several superheroes characters like Mega Man, Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Onimusha and Devil May Cry etc.

Capcom Superheroes

DC Universe’s Women Super Heroines
The DC Universe (DCU) is the shared universe where most of the comic stories published by DC Comics exist. These heroines include Wonder Woman, Catwoman and Batwoman etc.

Dc Women

DC Universe
The DC Universe (DCU) is the shared universe where most of the comic stories published by DC Comics exist. Fictional characters like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman are well-known superheroes from this universe.

Dc Universe

Lara Croft and Cyberforce
Lara Croft is an English fictional character and the protagonist of Eidos Interactive’s Tomb Raider video game series. Cyberforce on the other hand is an Image Comics super-hero team created by artist Marc Silvestri and writer Eric Silvestri in 1992.

Lara Croft and Cyberforce

Legion of Superheroes
The Legion of Super-Heroes is a fictional superhero team in the 30th and 31st century of the DC Comics Universe. The team first appears in Adventure Comics #247 (April 1958), and was created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino.

Legion of Superheroes

Legion Superheroes
This is another great illustration of the Legion of Superheroes.

Legion Superheroes

Legion of Superheroes Trilogy
These are some of the characters from the Legion of Superheroes trilogy.

Legion Trilogy

Superheroes at the movies
Some of the famous superheroes at the movies include Blade.

Superheroes at the Movie

Marvel Superheroes
Marvel counts among its characters well-known properties such as Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man, The X-Men, Captain America, The Fantastic Four, The Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, The Punisher, Ghost Rider, Deadpool, Blade, The Silver Surfer, Nick Fury, and others. Most of Marvel’s fictional characters operate in a single reality known as the Marvel Universe, with locales set in real-life cities such as New York.

Marvel Superheroes

Marvel Women Super heroines
Your favourite Marvel super heroines gathered.

Marvel Womens

The New Defenders
Defenders was retitled to New Defenders when the “big four” (Doctor Strange, The Silver Surfer, The Hulk and Namor) were forced to leave the team.

New Defenders

Justice League vs Avengers
Superheroes from the Justice League goes head on with the Avengers. Which side are you on?

Justice League vs Avengers

Sanlahi Universe
These are a new group of superheroes from the Sanlahi Universe.

Sanlahi Universe

Spidey and Friends
Here we have Spiderman with his Marvel friends.

Spidey and Friends

Teen Titans
The Teen Titans, also known as The New Teen Titans, New Titans, or The Titans, is a DC Comics superhero team. As the group’s name suggests, its members are usually composed of teenage superheroes.

Teen Titans

Watchmen
Watchmen originated from a story proposal Moore submitted to DC featuring superhero characters that the company had acquired from Charlton Comics.

Watchmen

Fantastic Four
The Fantastic Four is a fictional superhero team appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The group debuted as The Fantastic Four #1 in November 1961, and helped to usher in a new naturalism in the medium.

Fantastic Four

Fall of the Hulks
The Hulk is the member of The Defenders which is a name for a number of Marvel Comics superhero groups.

Fall of the Hulks

Hellboy and Gang
Hellboy is a comic book character created by writer-artist Mike Mignola.

Hellboy and gang

Marvel Team Up
Marvel Team-Up is the name of several American comic book series published by Marvel Comics. The series featured two or more Marvel characters in one story.

Marvel Teamup

A little love for Marvel
This is a great illustration showing the love for the superheroes of Marvel.

Marvel

Master of the Universe
Masters of the Universe (commonly abbreviated to MOTU; and sometimes informally referred to as He-Man, after the lead hero) is a media franchise created by Mattel.

Master of the Universe

The Invincible and Friends
Invincible (Mark Grayson) is a fictional character, and an Image Comics superhero. This is an illustration with him and other superheroes from the same league.

Invincible

Justice league
The Justice League, also called the Justice League of America or JLA, is a fictional superhero team that appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Some of the first appearing members include Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Flash etc.

Justice League

Spiderman and Fantastic Four
This is a great illustration of Spiderman with the Fantastic Four.

Spiderman and Fantastic 4

Ultimate Avengers
Ultimate Comics: Avengers is a comic book published by Marvel Comics that began in August of 2009 as part of the re-launch of the Ultimate Universe under the new “Ultimate Comics” imprint.

Ultimate Avengers

X-men 2
This is another great illustration featuring members of the X-men.

X-men 2

X-men First Class
X-Men: First Class is a comic book series published by Marvel Comics featuring the X-Men.

X-men First Class

X-Men Legends
This is a wallpaper from the action role-playing game of X-Men Legends. Some of the appearing members are Magneto and the Brotherhood of Mutants.

X-men Legends

X-Men
The X-Men are a superhero team in the Marvel Comics Universe. They were created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, and first appeared in The X-Men #1 (September 1963). Professor Xavier recruited Cyclops, Iceman, Angel, Beast and Jean Grey, calling them “X-Men” because they have special powers due to their “X-Gene”. A gene a normal human lacks but gives Mutants their abilities.

Xmen

X-men Avengers
Uncanny X-Men, first published as simply The X-Men, is the flagship Marvel Comics book series for the X-Men franchise. Being the official canon, it features the adventures of the eponymous group of mutant superheroes.

X-men Avengers

X-Men All Stars
A brilliant illustration of all the X-men Stars.

Xmen

Green Lanterns
Green Lantern is the name of several fictional characters and superheroes appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.

Green Lanterns

The Outsiders
The Outsiders are fictional characters and a DC Comics superhero team. As its name suggests, the team consists of superheroes that allegedly do not fit the norms of the mainstream superhero community, namely the Justice League.

Outsiders

The New Mutants
The New Mutants are three series featuring an eponymous group of teenage mutant superheroes-in-training. The three series, two of which are now defunct, are spin-offs of the popular X-Men franchise published by Marvel Comics.

The New Mutants

Justice Society of America
The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, and the first team of superheroes in comic book history. Conceived by editor Sheldon Mayer and writer Gardner Fox, the JSA first appeared in All Star Comics #3 (Winter 1940).

Justice Society of America

Thor
Thor is a fictional superhero who appears in publications published by Marvel Comics.

Thor

70’s Superheroes
Superheroes of the 70s. I do not know their special abilities as I wasn’t born then.

70's Superheroes

Not Your Usual Superheroes

These characters should be familiar to us and they are definitely worth adding into the categories of superheroes.

Warcraft III- Defense of the Ancients
Defense of the Ancients (DotA) is a custom scenario for the real-time strategy video game Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.

Dota

High Adventures
The heroes from the High Adventures and they do look a little bit like Conan.

High Adventures

R.I.F.T
Rifts is a multi-genre role-playing game created by Kevin Siembieda in 1990 and have been published continuously by Palladium Books since then.

R.I.F.T

Soul Calibur
Soulcalibur (ソウルキャリバー SōruKyaribā) is a fighting game developed and produced by Namco.

Soul Calibur

Street Fighter
Street Fighter (ストリートファイター Sutorīto Faitā), commonly abbreviated as SF, is a Japanese fighting game in which the players pit competitive fighters from around the world, each with his or her own special moves, against one another. Capcom released the first game in the series in August 1987.

Street Fighters

Street Fighter 2
Shown below is another beautiful illustration of the popular heroes from Street fighter.

Street Fighter 2

Transformers
The Transformers are alien robots of a popular Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. Although not the typical kind of superheroes, who cares, as long as they are cool.

Transformers

Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat is a best-selling series of fighting games created by Ed Boon and John Tobias in 1992.

Mortal Kombat

Barack Obama
Is Obama, the President of the United States a superhero? Well, I guess that have to be decide for yourself.

Obama

More Superheroes Treats!

Which Superhero Are You?

Have you ever wondered what our life would be like if all those superheroes or villains were real? The damages and destruction they leave behind after every battle might not be promising for our society. Would it just be better if we only admire their beauty from movies, illustration and artworks?

What superhero or villain would you like to be? Don’t be shy; share with us your wildest fantasy!

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Comments

    • Krist,
    • November 30, 2009
    / Reply

    Not the best list, in fact, some of the artwork wasn’t that great at all. But there were some good pieces.

    • Oxzen,
    • December 2, 2009
    / Reply

    Not a bad compilation. There are many different illustrations so would be tough to get them all together…maybe do a post on each group…

    • Rokrevthin,
    • December 31, 2009
    / Reply

    Did I miss the Dark Horse label in the mix? What about some others such as Psycho, and other lesser-known comics? I guess those would be harder to find illustrations for huh? *chuckles*

      • Aidan,
      • December 31, 2009
      / Reply

      Hi Rokrevthin,

      While we tried to cover most of the characters, there would still be many of them to escape from us. Perhaps you would like to share with us when you come across any rare superheroes?

      Thanks in advance.

    1. / Reply

      very great photo designing

      have you got design of Narnia too?

  1. / Reply

    great compilations. The only note I would give is that the Teen Titans one is from the Teen Titans show rather than representative of Teen Titans canon/comic.

    Still cool but that’s it. Thanks.

  2. / Reply

    Seeing the pictures, I realised there must be a superhero in every cartoon or movie. and see their clothes, all of them are unusual.

  3. / Reply

    The difference between the superheroes and the villains is that the superheroes should bear the conception of morality, it’s all about humanity, but villains don’t care not about it, they just do what they like, it’s inhumanity.

    • jsmith,
    • July 30, 2011
    / Reply

    It would have been more appropriate had you asked if the current president, Obama, was a supervillain.

  4. / Reply

    Whats a super hero’s without a super Villian? Great set of characters there !

    • Eliezer Eustaquio,
    • August 23, 2012
    / Reply

    So good

    • Ellis Hamblin,
    • October 26, 2012
    / Reply

    I was looking for a site for a list of superheroes because I design superheroes and I was working on one and didn’t want to take anyones idea.

    • DORMAMMU,
    • December 18, 2013
    / Reply

    DORMAMMU IS BETTER THAN ALL THAT I JUST SAW AND HE WASNT IN ANY OF THE PICTURES I JUST SAW WOW

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