If you've seen the, chances are good your heart got pumping during all those mega action scenes. But there's also a chance the movie affected another part of your body -- your head, which might just still be spinning from all of the characters introduced in the film.
If that's the case, you'll want to take a look at the mother of all Avengers infographics created by Hugo A. Sanchez. In it, Sanchez lays out pretty much all you need to know about the characters, their powers and their gear in a fun, visually appealing way. The infographic also shows relationships between the characters with colored lines. There's a special section in the middle that explains the Infinity Stones, plus a look at which movies are coming up in the Marvel universe, as well as a great briefing on the evolution of Ultron.
You can see a sample of the infographic below, but to view a larger version, head over to Sanchez's Visually page and give it a click. (If you haven't yet seen the movie, you might want to wait, as there are a few mild spoilers.)
Sanchez is a graphic designer from Mexico City who's now living in Dubai. He goes by the handle "el_ RoboTo" for his Behance page, which shows off some other superhero-oriented projects like this great "Batman through the ages" project he did for the Caped Crusader's 75th anniversary. He created the new Avengers infographic for Gulf News, the newspaper he currently works for.
Sanchez told me he created the illustrations for Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, the Vision and Ultron, while Nino Jose Heredia, another illustrator at the paper, created Black Widow, Scarlet Witch and Hawkeye. To create his characters, Sanchez used 3D digital sculpture techniques, and indeed, you can see the full characters spinning in space by playing the "turntable" views on his Behance page.
"The main reason to create our own content is the total freedom; I can do whatever I want with the characters once I have the 3D models, adapting them for the design I have in mind instead to adapt my design to the given promotional pictures." Sanchez told me. "All the content we created is in a certain way a tribute to the characters we love and a really good practice to fine-tune our skills, because character designs are simply awesome and really challenging to reproduce."
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" opened in US theaters May 1, and in the UK and Australia April 23.