One Punch Man replaces the Man of Steel in this awesome Superman crossover - Dexerto
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One Punch Man replaces the Man of Steel in this awesome Superman crossover

Published: 4/Jun/2019 1:02 Updated: 4/Jun/2019 1:19

by Alan Bernal

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Fans of One-Punch Man have been loving the unorthodox journey Saitama has been going through to becoming a true hero, but one artist’s crossover places him in the iconic pose from Superman’s first comic.

Since starting his journey of becoming a hero, Saitama has quickly overcome challenge after challenge somewhat similar to the Man of Steel’s adventures that typically has him overcoming obstacles with relative ease.

While the parallels between the two caped champions have no end, one artists gave Saitama an incredibly high honor with a crossover depicting him as one of the most iconic superheroes of all time.

DC ComicsThe original cover for Superman #1.
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In a Reddit post, user ‘fmm3’ gave his rendition of the 1939 DC Comic but instead of the last son of Krypton looking down at the city, he is instead replaced by none other than the Caped Baldy.

The crossover shows Saitama with an old-school vibe and is tailored for him with the classic tagline changed to: “The complete story of the daring exploits of the hero for fun One-Punch Man.”

People in the Reddit thread were loving the reimagining but were quick to note how the design kind of looks like if Lex Luthor decided to do 100 push ups, 100 sit ups and a 10 km run every single day.

Fmm3’s artwork is a refreshing take on Saitama being truly heroic instead of being the reluctant hero he can sometimes come off across, especially since it looks like he’s in serious-mode on the comic’s cover.

fmm3Saitama looks more heroic than he ever has in this Superman crossover.
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Superman and One-Punch Man would make for an exciting crossover

Though fmm3’s artwork gives fans a look at how heroic Saitama could really look, it does spark curiosity of how a crossover between Superman and his satirical anime counterpart would go.

While both characters obviously have an affinity for being a hero and doing what’s right, debates have still popped up among fans on who would have the upper-hand in combat.

InHyuk Lee ArtStationFictional meetings between the two heroes have ranged between fights and simple interactions, but mostly the fights.
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Even though there’s little stopping Saitama when he has his serious face on, the Man of Steel has been known to take on indestructible foes after another.

It’s crossover pieces like the one that fmm3 made which bring the best of two worlds together, and holds over One-Punch Man fans as the anime progresses.

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Eugene Lee Yang goes viral cosplaying Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:39

by Georgina Smith

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Writer, Director, and Try Guys member Eugene Lee Yang has absolutely blown Avatar: The Last Airbender fans away with his flawless cosplays, recreating not just Azula but Zuko too.

Since rising to internet fame with his work on YouTube series ‘the Try Guys,’ Eugene Lee Yang has established himself as a creator in his own right, producing many hugely viral videos exploring LGBTQ+ and Asian-American identities.

Each year in what he describes as his ‘Asian Halloween Tradition,’ Eugene cosplays different Asian characters from popular movies, TV shows, books and more to celebrate different aspects of those cultures, and works alongside a team to flex their outstanding costume and makeup skills.

In the past, he’s recreated characters like Mulan, Magnus Bane from the Mortal Instruments Series, and many more dating back to Halloween of 2009 when he cosplayed Russell from the animated film UP.

But this year, Eugene and his talented team treated fans to not just one, but two Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplays, and they were both as fantastic as each other.

Eugene cosplays Zuko and Azula

First, in a post that at the time of writing has 99,000 likes, he recreated the banished prince from the Fire Nation, Zuko.

Eugene models the brilliant costume by Kinetic Cosplay perfectly, the bold oranges and reds of the fabric creating a vibrant fire-like glow, which combined with the mix of silk trims and various types of fabric give a perfectly dynamic edge to the look.

His makeup artist Arianna Blean has also reformed Zuko’s signature eye scar, the scar wax looking intricate enough to be realistic, but also with a slightly animated feel in keeping with the original art style.

To fans’ surprise, Eugene even pulled out a second Avatar look to celebrate Halloween this year, also having a go at one of the show’s most popular villains, Fire Nation princess Azula in beautiful photos taken by JD Renes.

The absolutely stunning images show the YouTube star surrounded by lightning, filling the images with a mesmerizing blue-white glow. The black and gold plates contribute to a powerful silhouette, with the wig by danekez sculpted perfectly to look like the original, even keeping with the gold hairpiece in the center of the head.

Eugene put both characters together in the same image in a post that gained 40,000 likes, and even participated in a TikTok trend where he wipes a mirror to switch between the two characters, injecting the video with electric personality.

His series of posts about the cosplays have garnered hundreds of thousands of likes all together, and has already got people excited about what Eugene will pull out of the bag next Halloween.