Superheroes at War

August 22nd, 2013 | Space

Supeheros at War

“Greenham Common Airfield in England about on June 5, 1944.

Supeheros at War Batman Castro

Fidel Castro – MATS Terminal Washington 1959

Supeheros at War Darth Vader

Navy Coast Guard, in October 1943

Supeheros at War AT-AT

Omaha Beach, 1944

Supeheros at War Darth Vader 2

Viet Cong dead after an attack on the perimeter of Tan Son Nhut AirBase.


Afghan resistance fighters returning to a village destroyed by Soviet forces, 1986

Supeheros at War Spider Man

Cherbourg-Normandy 1944

Supeheros at War The Joker

External post defense on the hotel roof. Moscow, 1941

By October 13, 1941, the Wehrmacht had arrived at the Mozhaisk defense line. Zhukov decided to concentrate his forces at four critical points: Volokolamsk, Mozhaisk, Maloyaroslavets and Kaluga. The entire Soviet Western Front, almost completely destroyed after its encirclement near Vyazma, was being recreated from scratch.


June 9, 1944, German soldiers are brought back this photo was taken in the sector of Taret Ravenoville.”

Agan Harahap juxtaposed superheroes with 20th century war photography to create the stunning images you see above. Some may think the photographs are insensitive to the men who lost their lives in battle, but I don’t see it that way. The images are somber and the addition of superheroes and villains doesn’t diminish the inherent brutality of war. The pictures are not “funny,” but rather intriguing, creative… even emotional.

Anyway, I think they’re excellently manipulated.

Find the full set of Superheroes at War on Agan’s Flicker page.


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