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.
Daredevil #18 cover by Paolo Rivera
2012, ink, digital colour on Marvel board.
See more about this image on Paolo's blog.
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