Marvel + 80’s Musicians = “All-New Superpowered Post-Punk Marvels”

By March 25, 2015

If you’ve never envisioned Morrissey or Gary Numan as superheroes before, then you best buckle up, buttercup: here comes Butcher Billy.

As a companion to his “Post-Punk Super Friends,” the Brazilian artist has created “All-New Superpowered Post-Punk Marvels” featuring 80’s music icons donning the tights (or in Moz’s case, “Hulking out”) of some of Marvel’s best and brightest. In an interview with Mashable, the artist said that “Marvel characters are a bit more fragile because under the spandex and superpowers. They’re mostly real people struggling with real life issues. Their troubles are always quite personal, and I find these concepts very relatable.”

You ready?

Morrissey as Hulk

Morrissey (The Smiths)


Robert Smith (The Cure)

Robert Smith (The Cure)


Mark Mothersbaugh (DEVO)

Mark Mothersbaugh (DEVO)

John Lydon (formerly known as Johnny Rotten), Public Image, Ltd

John Lydon (formerly known as Johnny Rotten of The Sex Pistols), Public Image, Ltd

Ian Curtis (Joy Division)

Ian Curtis (Joy Division)


If you want to see more of Butcher Billy’s work, click here and prepare to have your mind BLOWN by things like Mario and Princess Peach reimagined as Sid and Nancy or a video game based on David Bowie’s Space Oddity!

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