These Silhouettes Capture the Origins of Your Favorite Superheroes

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Everyone loves a good superhero movie. But with all of these remakes, reboots, prequels and sequels (see: "Man of Steel", "The Amazing Spider-Man", "The Wolverine", this new "Batman vs. Superman" business, et al.), it seems as if we've been watching the same films over and over again, just with a different set of actors and a few tweaks here and there.

However, there is a reason why those big Hollywood execs think these movies are worth rebooting: because they're gonna sell. Audiences have come to idolize and identify with these iconic characters and their journeys — so much that we're willing to watch their stories get re-hashed on the big screen time and time again.

Artist Khoa Ho has beautifully captured this sense of timelessness in his new poster series, which is aptly titled "Trials of the Past." In these illustrations, Ho puts his own spin on the classic superheroes we've all come to know and love.

"Everyone has a memory, a past," Ho says. "It's the driving force behind all of our actions for our present, our future. In this poster series I took a dive into the origins of these individuals and who they were before they became superheroes to remind us that despite the trials of our past, what we choose to do moving forward is much more important to us and the world we share."

These striking silhouettes provide a contrast between the superheroes and their "human" counterparts, not only through the images but also through the very mortal titles that Ho has produced. (Can you guess who "The Nerd" is?)

Below are some snippets of Ho's creative vision. For more of your favorite superheroes, head over to Creative Bloq and Ho's personal website.

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