If Morrissey could actually turn into the Hulk, I think we'd all be dead. (via)

From an early age, you knew there was something different about you. No matter how hard you tried, you just couldn't fit in with the other boys and girls. You saw, heard and felt the world in a way that you couldn't express to them. They pointed fingers and mocked your attempts to connect. In time, you stopped trying altogether. You dressed yourself in clothes that set you apart from the rest of the world, and you descended into yourself. But then something funny happened: you started meeting others who were different in ways that were similar to you. You banded together and created your own family of misfits.

Is it any wonder that there's such a large crossover of comic book fans and alternative music obsessives? These prints in which Brazilian graphic artist Butcher Billy melded his post-punk music heroes with his favorite Marvel characters seem designed to hit the sweet spot of that Venn diagram square in the center:

Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh as Iron Man

"Got an uncontrollable surge in my arc reactor." (via)

Joy Division's Ian Curtis as Spider-man

"My bleakness sense is tingling!" (via)

Billy Idol as Thor

Here he comes now swinging Mjolnir, Mjolnir. (via)

Public Image Ltd's John Lydon as Wolverine

I feel like the artist missed a good Adam Ant/adamantium connection here. (via)


You can see more of Butcher Billy's collection of "Post-Punk Marvels" here. He's also got a very similar collection of new wave music/DC Comics mash-ups over here, along with some merchandise. I'm actually getting this Siouxsie Sioux Wonder Woman t-shirt for my wife's birthday. (Don't tell her, though. It's a surprise.)

Sources: Behance | h/t Laughing Squid