A Mexican Graphic Designer Gave Marvel Universe Characters The Lotería Upgrade
In this edition of ‘take all my money,’ Luis Nuñez, 24, a graphic designer based in Mazatlán, Sinaloa Mexico has given us the gift of recreating Lotería to incorporate the heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe. Moviegoers who fell in love with Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, and Groot get to see the characters in a whole light on Nuñez’s Instagram account (@luis.nunez07).
What started off with one image has ballooned to 18—and Nuñez has no plans to stop until the set is complete with all 54 titles. So far he’s finished 32 illustrations which he plans to unveil on his Instagram account in the weeks to come.
Which begs the question, where’s the link to his Etsy shop so we can buy our own set once it’s complete?
See the cards for yourself below. And if you haven’t seen the movie yet (what kind of fan are you?) prepare for spoilers and inside jokes ahead:
Nuñez kicked off his project with Ironman as el valiente.
Honestly, this is a solid choice here. He is one of the greatest characters in the Marvel universe. What a solid and engaging art project focused on one of the greatest superhero franchises in the world.
Don’t sleep on the details. A second image in the post includes a tighter focus on Tony’s own infinity gauntlet.
Iron Man kicked off the series and if you’ve watched the last installment, you know how the story ends. Tony Stark as el valiente is a fitting tribute.
The hand that undid the Avengers.
The film starts where Thanos left off—in the aftermath of the devastating snap. If you know, you know. And if you don’t know, then you know because everyone is still talking about the movie.
The artist even gave us the answer to Thanos’s devastating hand.
But always a schemer, Iron Man constructs his own infinity gauntlet and outmaneuvers the psychopath.
Thor gets called out on his drinking problem.
The god of lightning had a rough go at the start of the film. He buried his pain with alcohol and had the beer belly to prove it.
Duh, of course Peter Parker is la araña.
Nuñez depicts Spider-Man with his enhanced super suit. He says each image takes him 30-60 minutes to complete.
And who could forget the heart-wrenching moment when Parker begins to crumble and turn to dust?
Clearly, Nuñez doesn’t want you to and provided this twofer when creating la araña.
Only the strongest Avenger can carry the world.
Nuñez is clearly team Hulk when it comes to the argument of who the strongest Avenger is. Thor might have something to say about this.
All the feels with this throwback to Tony’s heart.
He knew this would fit so perfectly within the context of Lotería.
Who better to represent ‘the soldier’ than Captain America.
The second movie in the Captain America canon is called “Winter Soldier.”
Of course, Thanos is the devil.
There’s no one better suited to embody el diablo than the man responsible for killing his daughter and wiping out half of Earth’s population.
When you’re as well-groomed and presentable as Doctor Strange (on teetering on being pretentious) El Catrin is the only card that makes sense.
It’s funny to see how well the Marvel characters fit into la Lotería. Doctor Strange begins with a shot of his fancy clothes and accessories. He never loses his flair for appearances as evident by his high-neck flowing cape.
Black Widow is the obvious choice for the lady card.
The franchise needed more women in it. No secret there.
Guardians of the Galaxy was defined by its soundtrack. Peter Quill wearing his Walkman makes the perfect musico.
Music was Peter Quill. Who could forget the ’60s and the ’70s soundtrack that included Hooked on a Feeling and all his out of tune singing?
Teenage Groot still has some years to go before growing into a tree.
Adult Groot sacrificed himself for the Guardians. When we see him again, he’s a mere sapling but well on his way to growing into a sturdy arbol.
Clint Barton, complete with his f*ckboi haircut, is El Apache.
Hawkeye might not be Native American, but with a bow and arrow in hand, he has an eerie resemblance to the original image of el apache.
El Gorrito gets a massive metal make-over.
No frill bonnet to be seen here. El Gorrito has redesigned to include Thor’s comic book version of his helmet, which makes a brief cameo during Ragnarok.
Groot’s home gets a shout-out.
Baby Groot was a fan favorite. It’s only right he make an appearance in the flower pot card.
Why Red Skull was the keeper of the Soul Stone still feels like a mystery but at least it makes sense here.
The skull with crossbones has been swapped out for the Hydra symbol with Red Skull sitting at its center.
Falcon may fit the pajaro card perfectly at the start of Endgame…
…But by the end of it, he’s received a major upgrade. We might be looking at the new face of the Captain America canon here folks.
Only royalty wears a crown…
…So it’s appropriate for King T’Challa’s Black Panther to take la corona.
Keep an eye Nuñez’s Instagram account (@luis.nunez07) for the remaining 36 illustrations.