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No, this post isn't about Disney acquiring Marvel. Instead, it is going to talk about how awesome the Marvel Create Your Own Super Hero website is.

Using the basic building blocks of a few major characters, the site allows you to customize your own superhero with all the flashy comics and crazy weapons or accessories that are the stuff of comic books.

The ability to mix and match and even to change the costumes of your favorite characters (creating a yellow Spiderman, for example) really shows that Marvel wants their fans to have fun with their brand. I can't help but feel other companies might let you build your own character with stock accoutrements but not do anything to change their image of the main characters.

Once you're finished, the site lets you sign in with a free account or create one so that you can save your customized hero or share it via e-mail.

Unfortunately, the ability to download it didn't work on either of the computers or times I tried (giving me the message "There Was An Error" when the download reached 95%). It would also be cool if Marvel had tied it into Twitter or made a Facebook app out of it. I might be wrong, but I think that you were able to do this from the website for The Watchmen film.

If FaceYourManga was the go-to avatar generator a few months ago, and the Mad Men Yourself one is hot right now, I wonder if this Marvel one will blow up next?

Below you'll find avatars that the BlogCampaigning team created—feel free to psychologically evaluate us based on those (and those of you that know Jens won't be surprised that I had to ask him to redo his TWICE in order to make it appropriate for posting here).

Check it out at, create your own super hero, and let us know!


PS: You should also totally check out the Marvel Universe wiki that I wrote about a few years ago.