There’s a lot of inspired art and writing in comic books and mainstream movies these days, but there’s been an equally impressive amount of quality work in the form of witty, loving homages to the source material. A few great examples to catch HeroWiz’s eye lately include:
This fun mash-up of The X-Men and lyrics from The Smiths or Morrissey songs. Who knows angst better than misunderstood mutants and misanthropic Mancunians?
Those same oddball X-Men standing in for major characters from the cinematic works of Wes Anderson. Come to think of it, Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters DOES look a little like the Rushmore campus.
This as-ridiculous-as-you-think-it-will-be reimagining of the feel-good Pixar flick Up, if it had been [mis]directed by Michael Bay. All that’s missing is a shot of Dug transforming into Ravage.