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Daredevil #18 © Marvel Comics, Art by Paolo Rivera.


Artist Paolo Rivera captures the blood of superhero Daredevil, the blind vigilante with superhuman senses, in much the way his radar-sense must detect the pulsing network within his own body. Yeah, yeah- the horns are his costume, and so wouldn’t have blood vessels. That’s the type of artistic licence that makes a science-art image more iconic, not less.

Science and medical illustration can be more than functional – they can inspire and help us re-think fiction, something comic book artists like Rivera can employ with  jaw-dropping effect.

With inks by Joe Rivera.

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Daredevil #18 cover by Paolo Rivera

2012, ink, digital colour on Marvel board.

See more about this image on Paolo’s blog.


The Self-Absorbing Man – blog

Twitter @PaoloMRivera


Original Art at Splashpage

Daredevil at Marvel Comics

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All through September, we’re bringing you new science-art of the day, challenging ideas about science communication.

Glendon Mellow About the Author: Glendon Mellow is a fine artist, illustrator and tattoo designer working in oil and digital media based in Toronto, Canada. He tweets @FlyingTrilobite. You can see Glendon's work-in-progress at The Flying Trilobite blog and portfolio at Follow on Twitter @symbiartic.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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