These Portraits of an Aging Superhero Will Totally Harsh Your Mellow

Featuring an elderly superhero that still manages to fight some crime, albeit with a bit more difficulty, and a bit more begrudgingly, Andreas Englund’s oil paintings are so realistic that at times I thought I was looking at actual pictures.  They’re that freaking good.

As a comic book fan, I know I never like to think of my favorite superheroes getting old, and that was part of my discomfort with The Dark Knight Rises.  This series is so fantastic because it challenges those notions, all at once making us check our own youth and our feelings of invincibility and immortality.

[via Colossal]