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A Different Kind Of Champion: Rock Musicians As Guitar ‘Superheroes’

For most of us, it’s part of a natural progression. When we’re young, we worship our favorite fictional or fairytale characters. Who didn’t want to be the prince who swept Snow White off her feet, or that golden haired girl who gave the three bears a lesson in porridge temperature and bed viability? As we grew, our focus changed to a different medium. Sometimes television, sometimes movies. Soon we had favorite actors and actresses and roles where they excelled. By the time we were teens we would branch off. Some headed towards music. Others headed towards the comic book stand. In both cases, we were looking for heroes. In one case they were usually super. In the other they were sonic.

Now Brazilian artist Billy Butcher has combined them in a fascinating study called “Guitar Heroes.” Using famous faces from both Marvel and DC as well as well known axemen from bands like Guns N Roses and The Smashing Pumpkins, he has crafted posters that both celebrate and sensationalize the subjects involved. A couple may have some questionable content choices, but for the most part they’re a great conversation piece. They’re also a distinct reminder of how closely connected we are as fans of both art forms.

Kurt Cobain

Is THOR!

Joan Jett

Is WONDER WOMAN!

Billy Corgan Of The Smashing Pumpkins

Is DR. MANHATTAN!

Bob Dylan

Is CAPTAIN AMERICA!

Chuck Berry

Is THE FLASH!

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