Morrissey (The Smiths) as Superman
The Post-Punk / New Wave Super Friends is an amazing illustrated project by Brazilian designer Butcher Billy that reimagines a famous group of post-punk and new wave rock stars as superheroes from DC Comics’ crime fighting Super Friends team. Prints, apparel, iPhone cases and more are available to purchase online at Society6.
Real people or imaginary characters, the incorruptible ideals of perfect superheroes or the human flaws and desires sometimes so desperately depicted in song lyrics.
As a child of the 80’s I was heavily influenced by everything from saturday morning cartoons on TV to the music coming from the radio. Ian Curtis or Johnny Rotten are as iconic to me as Superman or Batman. Real people or imaginary characters, the incorruptible ideals of perfect superheroes or the human flaws and desires sometimes so desperately depicted in song lyrics – all of those influences affect us to the point of defining our character and personality, career paths and life choices.
The references we are exposed and specifically the ones we choose to absorb make us who we are.
We have previously written about Butcher Billy and his other creative art projects: The Legion of Real Life Supervillains, The Sid & Nancy Nintendo Lost Levels and The Smiths 8-bit Makeover.
Ian Curtis (Joy Divison) as Batman
Mark Mothersbaugh (DEVO) as The Flash
Robert Smith (The Cure) as Plastic Man
John Lydon (Sex Pistols, PiL) as Firestorm
Siouxsie Sioux (Siouxsie and the Banshees) as Wonder Woman
images via Butcher Billy
submitted via Laughing Squid Tips