I’m far too young to have actually listened to any of these artists back when they were actually popular, but I’m proud of my self I at least know who five out of the seven are. And I don’t even like music!
The art comes from Butcher Billy, who I think we’ve featured here before. He calls the series the “Post-Punk/New Wave Superfriends” and explains what inspired the series:
“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.”
If I did this, it would be like Fred Durst, Tom Delonge and Britney Spears as The Avengers. Oh, the late ’90s. See more of the series below: