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Superheroes join in on the 'selfie' craze

superhero selfies

Has the selfie craze gone too far with these illustrations?

Named the word of the year in 2013, the selfie craze has reached epic proportions. But we're not quite sure what some of the greatest comic book artists would think of this latest project from Brazilian designer Butcher Billy, where superheroes take time out of saving the world to take a #selfie.

"We live in the age of the selfie," says Billy in explanation of his project. "A fast self-portrait, made with a smartphone’s camera and immediately distributed and inscribed into a network, is an instant visual communication of where we are, what we’re doing, who we think we are, and who we think is watching. Warhol would be so proud."

Whether you love it or hate it, there's no denying the talent shown in these Marvel-ous illustrations. But is this a selfie too far? Let us know what you think in the comments...

superhero selfies

superhero selfies

superhero selfies

superhero selfies

superhero selfies

superhero selfies

See more #selfies over on Butcher Billy's Behance page.

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Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.