If you're the owner of an Android smartphone and a fan of popular superheroes and villains from the DC and Marvel comics universe, then here's some good news for you.

A developer has picked up a popular Gif featuring popular heroes and villains and turned it into a start-up animation for Android devices.

The Gif, created by Christian Tailor, a motion graphic designer whose clients include Al Jazeera and ITV, features some of the most popular comic characters such as Batman, Superman, Iron Man and the Joker.

Considering turning it into your boot animation? Then check out a preview of it here first. And if you do like and want to put it on your phone, you can download it via Dropbox or Google Drive.

For the uninitiated, it's worth noting that you will need root access and specific apps to install it. It can also be done manually by using the file manager to replace the default boot animation files.

Ronald Valdes, who was involved in turning the Gif into a start-up animation for Android devices, recommends downloading ROM Toolbox from the app store and using the user-friendly interface to change the default boot-up animation. However, for those of you that would like to do it manually, you can find plenty of resources online.

Check out all the links and information straight from the developer here.

Did the boot up animation work fine on your Android device? Let us know in the comments below.