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This artist turned Marvel's male superheroes into classic, raunchy pinups, and Captain America is the most popular

Jacob Sarkisian   

This artist turned Marvel's male superheroes into classic, raunchy pinups, and Captain America is the most popular
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  • Artist David Talaski turned the men of the Marvel Cinematic Universe into classic, raunchy pinups.
  • Talaski spoke to Insider about his work, which has since sold out, and said he wanted to combine his love for superheroes with his love for vintage pinup illustration.
  • Talaski said: "Something about classic pinup that appeals to me is that it's both sexy and a little ridiculous."
  • Talaski depicts Thor in a pink bathrobe, Tony Stark washing a car, and Black Panther in a gym locker room amongst others.
  • Captain America is the most popular of his works, while Thor is a close second.
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Supremely talented artist David Talaski turned the male superheroes of Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe into classic, raunchy pinups.

Talaski spoke to Insider about his reimaginings of the Marvel men, and said that he and husband are super fans of comics and superhero movies.

"When I decided I was going to table at our local comic-con in Portland, I wanted to do something that combined my love for superheroes with my love for vintage pinup illustration," Talaski told Insider.

"Something about classic pinup that appeals to me is that it's both sexy and a little ridiculous. Spicy, but not too spicy that you can't hang it in your bathroom and still have mom over," Talaski told Insider. The artist said that he came up with the idea after deciding he was going to table at his local comic-con in Portland, and wanted to combine his love for superheroes with his love for vintage pinup illustration.

"It's fun to see men, with all their brawn, put in a more domestic and haphazard situation you would find one of Gil Elvgren's ladies in," Talaski said. "I just wanted to make something cheeky and fun for everyone who enjoys the hunks of the superhero world."

Talaski, who posts the photos on his Instagram and Twitter transformed eight men of the MCU, putting them in different situations with different themes.

"Thor is uber comfortable with his masculinity - he wouldn't bat an eye at wearing a pink polka-dot robe — in fact, he feels pretty," Talaski said.

"The idea of taking the god of thunder and putting him in a pink robe, that's snagged on the shower door, or the sorcerer supreme dealing with a cheeky magic cape as he goes about his morning routine, makes me giggle," Talaski told Insider.

"Silks and garters just feels appropriate for the Sorcerer Supreme — and why step outside to grab the morning paper when you can make a portal."



"I usually base the poses and outfits off the character's personalities," Talaski said. "Loki is a bit sleazy but also has good taste, so an emerald silk robe with matching slippers is what he would wear while spreading some hot goss."

"T'Challa may be busy ruling over Wakanda, but he still finds time to hit the gym," Talaski said of his Black Panther reimagining.

"Of his reimagining of Chris Pratt's Peter Quill, Talaksi said: "Starlord spends his downtime rocking out to some radical tunes, in zero gravity of course."

"Tony could pay someone to wash his cars, but when else can he show off his daisy-dukes?" Talaski joked about his depiction of Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark, aka Iron Man.

"Someone was kind enough to bring Bucky a cup of joe, he had a long night," Talaski said about his portrayal of Sebastian Stan's Winter Soldier.

"I don't think Steve needs an explanation. Can you honestly imagine him wearing anything other than tighty-whiteys?" Talaski said. "Captain America is by far my most popular. People love that old man. Thor is a close second though."

However, Talaski has recently moved into DC, too, and told Insider he paid a "loose homage to the coppertone pose" with his pinup of Jason Mamoa's Aquaman.

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