8 Superheroes and Their Words of Wisdom Art

There’s a lot more depth to comic book characters than just looking pretty on the pages or inside your kindle book. They actually utter some interesting and inspiring things sometimes.

Looking beyond the suit and the muscles, Adam Thompson decided to focus on the dialogue and some of the more inspirational quotes used by DC Comics Superheroes, combining it with a more traditional visual take on the characters themselves.

From the artist – In my mind, one of the most famous pieces of comics dialogue is the oath sworn by Green Lantern. I gave this some deeper thought and realized that the oath is, in a way, applicable to real life. Anyone, should they choose, can swear an oath to stand against evil. Then it hit me. Have all comic heroes said things that are applicable in real life? Have they all said things that can inspire any of us, comic fan or not? 

Re-purposing the artwork of Jim Lee, Brian Buccellato, and some others, along with my own, and combining it with my usual minimalistic style, I’ve developed this project spotlighting some quotes from these heroes that can inspire us all daily.



Idealistic as ever…



Making commissioner Gordon feel like he’s important for once.

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman words of wisdom

A super warrior for social equality.

Oath of the Green Lantern Corp

Oath of the Green Lantern Corp

The Flash

The Flash Words

This wasn’t actually uttered by Barry Allen, but by his mother.

Green Arrow

Green Arrow

One of the first steps in Heroism is realizing and admitting to yourself you have a problem. There has to be if you’re walking around looking like Robin Hood.

Martian Manhunter

Martian Manhunter words of wisdom

It’s rough being the social conscience for a bunch of superhero maniacs.


Aquaman words of wisdom

The wisdom of an underwater pacifistic.

For more of Thompson’s work, check out his Behance profile. 

For another post focusing on some words from the Superheroes, check out Movie Quotes Turned Into Superhero Posters.