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Vintage Hero is the iconic style found in superhero comics from the mid-late 1900s. It's known for its limited palette consisting of bright colors faded by time. Many staples of this aesthetic were defined not by stylistic choice but due to printing restrictions. Most iconic superheroes have similar palettes due to the small amount of colors the available inks could produce. The all-caps comic font was chosen because it was more legible when printed.


Vintage Hero Visuals usually consist of:

  • Grainy/aged textures
  • Extremely limited palettes
  • Bright colors
  • Realistic/Semi-realistic characters
  • Superheroes
  • Masks, capes, gloves, and general hero costumes
  • Animal/bug features
  • Exaggerated movements