Superheros are one of the most popular styles of characters in print, film and television over the past century.* Whether you’re an avid comic book reader and have been following Marvel and DC Comics since the late 1930’s, or you’re just a regular person, odds are you’ll cross paths with superheros at least once this year, whether it’s the upcoming release of Iron Man 2, the recent release of Kick-Ass, or the inevitable sequel to the Dark Knight.

In this post, we’ve gathered up 40 awe-inspiring illustrations of classic superhero characters, created by some pretty talented digital illustrators.* Whether you’re a fan of Batman, or you prefer Spiderman, Wonder Woman, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, or Superman, you’ll find your character below in stunning detail.

Hope you enjoy the post!

(The artist’s trade names are included in the filename, so mouse-over if you’re curious and want to see more of a particular artist’s work).