Floored. Absolutely floored! That’s the only way I can describe my reactions to these EPIC pieces rendered by artist Joe Phillips. He takes some of Comic Books’ most iconic characters and pairs them with actors and actresses from Hollywood’s Golden Age. I grew up in a house that watched movies and television programs that highly featured these legendary performers, so this was an extra special treat for me; particularly Lucille Ball as The Scarlet Witch!
I wonder if I can get him to do one with James Dean as Gambit? Wouldn’t that be just an absolutely PERFECT pairing?!?
Funny stuff by Lunar Baboon!
Because there has GOT to be a parallel universe where this MUST exist, gifted illustrator and art director, Josh Lynch, brings to life some high-profile Marvel heroes and villains in the form of dogs! These canine comic book characters hit all the right notes and make you just want to bring them home to poop on your carpet, tear through your home and potentially either save or ruin the day.
If I had to levy any criticism on these fantastic pieces, it’s that it’s one big sausage-fest. Where’s Phoenix? Where’s Rogue? WHERE’S STORM?!?!?
WHY is this is not a thing? I would seriously play the S#!T out of this game! These guys seriously need to get a team of video game coders together, start a kickstarter and make this come to pass. So it is written (on my blog, damnit), so it shall be done!
Every year, ESPN has a “Body Issue” where it celebrates the amazing bodies of athletes. It’s a time when they stop to admire the vast potential of the human form and unapologetically stand in awe of the athletes who’ve pushed their physiques to profound frontiers. It is also one of the few times I pay attention to the publication for what I think should be obvious and very naked reasons.
This year, was a spectacular goody bag filled with geeky surprises. ESPN asked Marvel to create naked illustrations of some of their super-powered heroes for an insert they like to call: The Superhero Edition. Axel Alonso, Marvel Comics’ editor-in-chief stated:
“When comic book artists imagine the physical ideal, they have to start somewhere – and let’s face it, professional athletes, whose bodies are fine-tuned instruments, are the closest thing to real-life Super Heroes. Marvel’s Body Issue insert is a celebration of the most iconic Super Heroes in the world and the athletes that inspired them.”
Damn right, Axel and thank the Marvel Gods (not to mention talented artists) for bringing these 9 Naked Avengers into focus. That image of Luke cage and Daredevil just does naughty things to my brain. It’s a shame the artist didn’t keep sketching. Finger’s crossed that the X-Men strip down next year! Why? Because reasons!
Hilarious tweet by Iron Man himself. What I wouldn’t do to be in the middle of that group of Marvel Heroes!
If you’ve not had the chance to watch any (if not all) of the “How It Should Have Ended” videos on YouTube, you’re missing out! Get thee to their channel, immediately! You shall feel all the better for it. And if you don’t? Well…. you have no soul. #SorryNotSorry
Moving right along, these geniuses who clearly do God’s work, have made a 2 part episode outlining this summer’s largest blockbuster: Avenger’s, Age of Ultron and it is FANTASTIC! Consider this your pseudo-spoiler warning for anybody who’s not seen it yet, since it kinda gives away the end plot points. By the way, if you haven’t seen it? Well… you have no soul, too. #SorryNotSorry
For the rest of you? ENJOY!
Gorgeous. Breathtaking. Captivating. These are adjectives that could be used to describe my self-appointed beauty had the world functioned the way it does in my wildest dreams. Sadly, I’m writing this post in the waking world, so that’s just not gonna be a thing. At best, I’m arguably attractive in some 3rd world countries.
These images from Deviant Artist, Daniel Kamarudin (aka theDURRRRIAN), though? Good Golly, Miss Freakin Molly! He took the classic Avengers costumes and immersed them in what I can only call a Super-Fantasy Realm of Myth and Magic. I hope Marvel is paying close attention because I would SO buy a comic book with a story featuring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes going back in time and space for the sheer purpose of donning these Duds from the Dark Ages. My personal favorite is his take on Scarlet Witch. The way those hot pink runes float about her just scream Chaos Magic.
If you love these images as much as I do; and really, how can you not?) head over to his DeviantArt page to check out his other pieces. You absolutely will NOT be disappointed.