Nikkolas Smith is bringing his art to the world of superheroes in a collaboration with Marvel and Target!
Smith is an artist and activist, often focusing on social justice and centering Black voices in his art. The Houston-born creative has worked on a number of projects, from being featured in The New York Times to illustrating the children’s picture book My Hair is Poofy & That’s Okay. Now, he’s bringing his signature style to beloved Marvel heroes with a collection that’s available exclusively at Target.
The Black Super Heroes Reimagined collection features both collectibles and apparel, so Smith’s art can grace your shelves and your wardrobe. The collection reimagines Black Marvel heroes through the lens of Smith’s art.
To start, there are three Funko Pops! available in the collection for $24.99 each. The Miles Morales Pop! features the well-known web-slinger posing for a fight, with a powerful punch at the ready. Smith’s Pop! version of Black Panther has a purple color palette and his signature claw necklace. And Shuri is looking ready for action with a bold blue colorway. All three figures are overlayed with a repeating pattern featuring Smith’s art of that character.
The collection also has a whole pile of apparel. The Marvel Nikkolas Smith Mashup Hooded Pullover Sweatshirt, for example, features three iconic Black heroes rendered in Smith’s style — Spider-Man (Miles Moralas), Storm, and Black Panther. The matching Jogger Pants also feature these three characters, so you can be entirely Marvel-themed for your next cold morning run.
The Marvel Black Panther x Nikkolas Smith Graphic Sweatshirt centers Spider-Man, Storm, and Black Panther as well, with adorable headshots of each character patterned throughout. And if Black Panther is your one and only favorite, the Black Panther x Nikkolas Smith Short Sleeve Graphic Cropped T-Shirt has you covered.
To get the whole family matching, there are a number of pieces in this collection sized for kids. From a pullover sweatshirt featuring Miles, Storm, and Black Panther to a toddler shirt-and-pants set all about Miles, there are a ton of apparel options to browse for younger Marvel fans. There’s even a Black Panther children’s picture book illustrated by Smith called Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: The Courage to Dream.
The Black Super Heroes Reimagined collection is available now at Target and is perfect for anyone who wants an artistic addition to their Marvel merch.