Skip to main content

Marvel meets Morrissey: the new-wave superheroes

At Creative Bloq we're big fans of both comic art (opens in new tab) and cool music, so this mash-up project by the Brazilian graphic and web designer known as 'Butcher Billy' went right up our flagpole.

Possibly the world's least likely people ever to be turned into superheroes, here the stars of 1970s and 1980s punk and new wave, including Joy Division, Morrissey, Siouxsie Sioux, Devo and more, have been given a makeover in a style reminiscent of comic book artist Jack Kirby (opens in new tab), who created the visuals for both Marvel and DC.

Inspired by the DC Justice League, the designs are being sold in the form of T-shirts (opens in new tab), iPhone cases (opens in new tab) and posters (opens in new tab), with both colour and monochrome versions available. You can find out more details, and see more of Butcher Billy's music-inspired art, on his Behance page.

Words: Alex Williamson

Alex Williamson (opens in new tab) is an art and design student in London, who blogs about design, art and illustration. Follow him on Twitter (opens in new tab).

Liked this? Read these!

Have you seen a great comic art mashup? Let us know about it in the comments!

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of six full-time members of staff: Editor Kerrie Hughes, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Deals Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Digital Arts and Design Editor Ian Dean, and Staff Writer Amelia Bamsey, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.