Brazilian Artist Creates The Most Epic Superhero Fan Art And Marvel Comic Book Covers

by Elana

Caio Cacau is from São Paulo, Brazil where he has been creating comic book art for over a decade, at least. Working for AWA Studios, he is a professional when it comes to creating comic book cover art and his expertise and experience shines through even on commissioned pieces and leisure fan art.

According to Wikipedia, Artists, Writers & Artisans or AWA Studios is an American independent comic book publisher founded in November 2018. Per their website, they are an independent, creative business, "owned and operated by creators."

AWA was founded by Marvel alumni and strategic investors with "a mission to build a creative and business ecosystem that will bring out the best in creators with something significant to say and show and to show their works to the world." It would seem that Cacau is a perfect fit for such a business.

Across multiple social media platforms, Cacau's illustrations have amassed thousands of followers and fans, but it's safe to say he deserves all the more attention available. He is clearly a very talented illustrator with a personal and passionate interest in super heroes, Marvel, and DC.

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1. Marvel Heroes

1. Marvel Heroes
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2. The Hulk

2. The Hulk
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3. Iron Man Saving Heroes

3. Iron Man Saving Heroes
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4. Captain Marvel

4. Captain Marvel

Although Walt Disney has owned Marvel since 2009, Marvel has a rich history full of phenomenal story telling, compelling art, and social justice. In 1939, Martin Goodman published the first Marvel comic.

From 1945-1965, Marvel also produced romance comics. As one fan said:

"There are two ways of looking at the Marvel Romance comics. The first is to feel that the artistic talents here—which include some of Marvel’s biggest names: Kirby, Colan, Romita, Steranko, Buscema—would have been better utilized on the super-hero comics (which they already were), and the second is to enjoy seeing these talents illustrate pretty girls in non-super-hero surroundings for a pleasant change. I take the second view."
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5. Thor Odinson

5. Thor Odinson
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6. Spiderman

6. Spiderman
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7. "Non-Official Old Man Logan"

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8. Deadpool: Pyramids at Giza

8. Deadpool: Pyramids at Giza
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9. Captain America

9. Captain America
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10. Deadpool: Bermude Triangle

10. Deadpool: Bermude Triangle

Once, in an interview with Movie Phone, Stan Lee talked about how Michael Jackson once tried to buy Marvel because he wanted to be Spiderman:

“I knew Michael Jackson. And with the things he discussed with me, I felt he wanted to be Spider-Man. That was the character that interested him. I think he’d have been good. I think he’d have been very good. But I must say that Tobey Maguire was wonderful.”
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11. Captain Marvel

11. Captain Marvel

12. Spiderverse

12. Spiderverse
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13. "Wolverine and the Enemies"

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14. Thanos Vs The Avengers

14. Thanos Vs The Avengers
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15. Deadpool: Leaning Tower of Pisa

15. Deadpool: Leaning Tower of Pisa

Marvel is such a vast universe that there is a never ending supply of fun facts even many dedicated, die-hard Marvel fans may now know. Did you know that the original Captain Marvel died from cancer or that a fan created Venom?

Marvel had hosted a contest in which they were seeking ideas and designs from amateur writers and amateur artists and Marvel fan Randy Schueller entered the contest with a black suit re-design for Spiderman. He was paid $220 by Marvel's then editor-in-chief Jim Shooter and his design went on to inspire and entire character who is now one of Marvel's most beloved antiheroes.

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16. Wolverine

16. Wolverine

17. Captain America, Iron Man, Thor

17. Captain America, Iron Man, Thor

18. Spiderman - Upside Down

18. Spiderman - Upside Down
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19. X-Men

19. X-Men
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20. Thor

20. Thor

Marvel is usually credit as creating the first comic book company to give an African American their own comic book. Black Panther debuted in Marvel's Fantastic Four #52 in 1966 but Black journalist Orrin C Evans created a comic in 1947.

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21. Spider Gwen

21. Spider Gwen

22. Spider Man

22. Spider Man
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23. Wolverine

23. Wolverine

24. Iron Man

24. Iron Man
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25. Spiderman

25. Spiderman

26. Thor

26. Thor

Caio's art work, regardless of whether or not it is a fan inspired illustration, a professional commissioned piece, or a comic book cover, is always astonishingly phenomenal. As a super hero fan, you would be more than wise to keep up with his work via social media and see what's next for this talented Brazilian artist.

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