I’ve seen a few versions of this and thought I’d try my hand at it. No theme for my first try (besides Marvel Universe), although there is a lot of Avengers stuff and a fair amount of Deadpool (because, why not?). It costs much more time than money, and requires more patience than skill.
I used matte Mod Podge (from the 90’s. Just goes to show you that this stuff lasts forever) but I’m sure gloss would work as well. I tried tackling the heel and edges first, then filling in with background. As you can see, there are also some feature pieces that I cut around the edges to make them stand out (like Wolverine, Spiderman, etc.) I found it worked well with a good balance of art, dialogue, and onomatopoeia. This was a lot of fun and I definitely hope to do it again when I have the time. Maybe DC next time (I’d love to do some Flash ones) or something else entirely.