|By Stefan Blitz|
There’s no doubt that the boldest and most personal fashion statement, anyone can make is in one’s selection of t-shirt. Personally, I love them. It’s an opportunity to show the world what pop culture I care about, a wonderful flashback to the past and a fantastic way to initiate any nerd discussion.
For this installment of Cool Shirts, I took a look at some of the shirts from our friends at SuperHeroStuff.com which is not only one of the industry’s oldest superhero specialty shops, but also one of the best.
SuperHeroStuff sells more than shirts. Among their wares are hats, hoodies, underwear, socks, action figures, stickers, buttons, belts wallets, cardboard standups, jewelry and much more including large selections for women and children.
And if you’re interested in staying up to date, they have plenty of Deadpool, Batman v Superman and Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise to satisfy any and all geek cravings.
As for me, I’m prepping for the latest onslaught of superhero movies. These are a few of my recent favorites.
Batman Dark Knight III T-Shirt
There aren’t many comic creators more controversial than Frank Miller.
With a body of work that includes Daredevil, 300, Sin City, Batman: Year One and The Dark Knight Returns, Miller’s influence across the industry are virtually unparalleled.
Over a dozen years ago, Miller returned to the world of The Dark Knight Returns with The Dark Knight Strikes Again, a bizarrely constructed and garish exercise that was dismissed by most fans of the original.
I, am among the few that truly enjoyed it’s outrageousness. With the recent release of The Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Miller teams up with writer Brian Azzarello and artists Adam Kubert and Klaus Janson for the latest Bruce Wayne / Carrie Kelley adventure.
There’s no major rap group speaking for the folks of Gotham City (that I know of), but there damned well should be.
Can you imagine getting harassed for petty crime in a city where The Joker is regularly threatening to poison the city, Killer Croc patrols the sewers eating random visitors and the best D.A. in the history of the city is mentally insane, has half his face scarred from acid and uses a two headed coin to make most decisions?
Even Park Row has become known as Crime Alley. So much for the progress promised by The Wayne Foundation and a certain nocturnal vigilante. Stand vigilant, citizens!
Straight outta Gotham, crazy vigilante named Batman…
If the next big Marvel movie franchise, Dr. Strange is anything like the original comic, it might be the equivalent of a cinematic acid trip.
This shirt, inspired by the Blacklight posters of the Seventies, is the perfect addition to the wardrobe of any Master of The Mystic Arts.
If you have any doubt to the legitimacy, then be sure to speak the incantation to banish imprisoning mists (Eye of Agamotto not included)
In the name of the Dread Dormammu!!
By the Hosts of the Hoary Hoggoth!
I call upon the Mystic Realm!
Let the fury of the ageless Vishanti show
itself — Dr. Strange commands!
By the twelve moons of Munnopor —
my will must be done!!
The Green Goliath! The Jade Giant! The “You Wouldn’t Like Him When He’s Angry” Guy..
He’s every nerd’s power fantasy thanks to a Gamma bomb that didn’t kill Bruce Banner, but instead altered his body chemistry to change during moments of rage or stress into the Incredible Hulk! Come on and sing along!
Doc Bruce Banner,
Belted by gamma rays,
Turned into the Hulk.
Ain’t he unglamor-ous!
Wreckin’ the town
With the power of a bull,
Ain’t no monster clown
Who is as lovable.
As ever-lovin’ Hulk! HULK!! HULK!!