Work featured by yours truly in the final trailer for the Avengers: Age of Ultron.
I of course did like superhero's growing up and was an avid comic collector. As I got into young adulthood, guys in tights stopped doing it for me as much and I catered more toward the realm of graphic novels based more in historical fiction and realism. The work of Alan Moore or Daniel Clowes for example have been massively influential on my storytelling and strive to create realistic, multi-layered, characters and not just flat faces sitting in pretty pictures. Alan Moore has a brilliant tell all interview on comic industry and Hollywood skullduggery here which is a must listen from the point of view of the authentic and occult researcher. On the other side of that coin, for tent-pole, popcorn, lightweight, summer blockbuster fun, with fairly enjoyable but not roles of their career characters, Marvel's doing a pretty stellar job translating 50+ years of character development and art direction to the big screen.