What If 13 Superheroes Wore BEN COOPER Costumes Instead?

Well, you’re about to find out…

UPDATED 10/4/21: Halloween’s right around the corner! Perfect time to re-present this groovy piece from 2019. And, hey — a SEQUEL is here, too! Click here to check it out. Dig it. — Dan

As you almost certainly know by now, I love all things Ben Cooper.

So naturally, I was agog when I again came across cartoonist Karl Heitmueller Jr.’s illustrations of superheroes wearing the wonderfully cheesy mass-market get-ups instead of their, shall we say, more on-model outfits.

Karl did them a number of years ago but he’s tweaked some of them and has been posting them online again this year — evidently inspired by this piece from the other day — so I asked him if it was cool if I posted them here.

Not only did he agree, it turns out he had 13 of them. 13! What are the chances?

So dig these groovy illos — and for more fun stuff by Karl, whom you probably know from his cartoon Prince Street News that appears in Back Issue magazine, check out his website Tough Guy Goods & Services by clicking here.

Right on.

For more from Karl Heitmueller Jr.’s Tough Guy Goods & Services, click here.


— What If EVEN MORE Superheroes Wore BEN COOPER Costumes Instead? Click here.

— 13 Groovy BEN COOPER Designs That Would Make Great T-Shirts. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Wow. Super gaudy, looks more like they’re doing weird cosplay of themselves

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  2. Most are hideous as expected; some are surprisingly not terrible. She-Hulk totally works for me.

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  3. FYI, I am working on a sequel to this series for an upcoming issue of BACK ISSUE! Magazine

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  4. the Flash costume looks better than the movies design

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