Robot 6

Butcher Billy asks who’s worse, Bin Laden or the Green Goblin?

9aa7c7a4d48529a2e2e4cc86233230b9

 Brazilian pop artist (and firm Robot 6 favorite) Butcher Billy recently told me he was working on a project that would appeal as much to readers of Time as to the readers of this blog. I believed him, and waited eagerly to see what he was going to come up with.  He was right, and he’s excelled himself. He’s just posted The Legion of Real Life Supervillains at Behance, a gallery of images recasting some of humanity’s very worst as four-color miscreants.

In Billy’s own words:

“If back in the day comics and movies were pretty naive and faced only as pure escapism, today’s fiction has to evoke reality to create something truly meaningful… and frightening.  This series is an experiment where a dictator, a psycho, a murderer (sometimes they are the whole package) or even a suspicious figure from real life is mashed with a comics bad guy - strangely related some way or the other with his counterpart.  The depressing thing? Realising that if the comic book supervillains were actually the ones threatening real life, the world wouldn’t be such a bad place.”

This series raises all sorts of questions and invites all sorts of controversies. Some examples below,  and be aware that Billy’s Legion of Doom includes a couple of choices whose presence in such nefarious ranks you may well disagree with. I might distrust Facebook’s ubiquity, but Mark Zuckerberg isn’t exactly a genocidal tyrant (yet).

b1d56f9e47adc3913cea8a110a2cd5ff

86f15276c6441d30d00d5738c2a25e6c

c7e0f1bd2f3c28a3437253eec30475a7

02476fe3342e68538c6a54ef4d01ff0e

e1355d4749d1ec013949fa917d9950e9

News From Our Partners

Comments

17 Comments

Painting George Bush Jr as villain. That’s edgy and inventive :-p

Well, this is kind of weird.

O Geroge Double Bush is like Hitler!!!! Hawhawhawhawhawhawhaw, so funy!

*GRUMPY ALERT* Not just as a villain, Brian. As freaking TWO-FACE!!! It’s so GENIUS and MASTERFUL!!! ;P

It was Zuckerberg’s inclusion that piqued my interest. Not a fan of the Facebooks Billy?

What about Hillary Clinton? She can get away with anything. :)

Forgot about Obama as the Chameleon!

Hi, Stephen! Actually everybody is asking me what Zuckerberg is doing there. Well, what people seem to forget is that a true mob gang needs all kinds of criminals, not just the bully type. How great would it be if in the middle of all the declared wackos and psychos there’s an unsuspected (although kind of suspicious at times) tech-geek doing the brain work by collecting personal data from people from all over the world through an unsuspected network? That would be quintessential evil genius plan.

My first choice for Zuckerberg was going to be Batman Forever’s Riddler, because that’s is basically what he does in the film, but with a kitchen blender helmet instead of a social network. But because of all the background Zuck has (plus the fact I didn’t want to doom my project with a Joel Schumacher reference) in the end I decide “The God of Mischief” would fit better.

Google “The Great Leap Forward” and then maybe reconsider your opinion.

“The depressing thing? Realising that if the comic book supervillains were actually the ones threatening real life, the world wouldn’t be such a bad place.”

Yes, because the destruction of the entire planet would be better than what Hitler ‘accomplished’.

Bush truly deserves to be there, and his father, too, and Reagan, but they weren’t any more evil than Nixon or the despicable Lyndon Johnson — the man responsible for orchestrating the assassination of JFK and the right-wing coup d’etat of America.

The first thing LBJ did when he became president was reverse Kennedy’s decision to withdraw from Vietnam. He escalated the Vietnam war and was responsible for killing over 60,000 American boys and God knows how many civilians — but boy did he make a lot of money for the military industries.

There are dozens of great books out there which accurately describe Lyndon Johnson’s villainy and the frame-up of Lee Harvey Oswald. For example:

LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination, by Phillip F. Nelson
Blood, Money & Power: How LBJ Killed JFK, by Barr McClellan
Last Word: My Indictment of the CIA in the Murder of JFK, by Mark Lane
Destiny Betrayed: JFK, Cuba, and the Garrison Case, by James DiEugenio
JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters, by James W. Douglass
The Search for Lee Harvey Oswald, by Robert J. Groden
Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy, by Jim Marrs

A video worth watching is The Men Who Killed Kennedy. Read what the reviewers say about it at Amazon.

Many of these books explain how and why the media was complicent in the cover-up of the assassination, and how the cover-up is still in effect today. Did you know that approximately one-third of the CIA’s astronomical budget is spent on spreading “disinformation” (i.e., lies)?

If you have ever wondered why the government never ever gets any better, no matter who is president, the above books will clarify that. America’s hopes for peace and prosperity FOR ALL were stolen November 22, 1963.

An addendum to my above post:

In 1978, The House Assassinations Committee (The United States House Select Committee on Assassinations) determined that Kennedy’s assassination was “probably” the result of a conspiracy, that at least two shooters were involved, and that the bullet that killed JFK probably came from the grassy knoll.

The forces behind the conspiracy and cover-up did their best to shut down or control this committee, with the CIA and FBI destroying and withholding evidence, and lying through their teeth. Powerful members of congress were squeezed to shut down the committee and succeeded in limiting the committee’s investigation, diminishing their budget, and shutting them down prematurely.

But the committee’s conclusions are on record for all to see. Google it. When the committee’s funds were cut off, causing the end of their investigation, the committee (Congress) recommended that the Justice Department follow up on their conclusions. But no further action was ever taken. And the media swept it all under the rug.

I feel safe when I wear my tinfoil hat.

It’s honestly a bit jarring to have a lineup of dictators, terrorists, and serial killers, then one guy whose crime is that he invents and runs a social networking site with some questionable policies. I’d say there’s a rather large moral gap between large-scale murder and any of Zuckerberg’s crimes. Which is to say, while I like the images, I think the whole thing would work better if it included more minor villains in addition to just Zuckerberg. Still, love Stalin as Kraven the Hunter.

First up, I pretty much hate the Dems and Reps equally but I’m curious as to why GW Bush is on here with a bunch of murderers while Obama is not?
I’m assuming Bush is there because of troop deaths during his administration and, if that is the case, where is Obama?
A simple check at snopes and factcheck.org as well as a link from Michael Moore’s website, all show that 3 times as many troops have died under Obama than during Bush.
No Saddam Hussein either? I guess the over 500,000 murdered by him pales before the evil that is Zuckerburg.
Pol Pot? Ever hear of him? How many millions was that?
How about the over 100,000 Mexican citizens murdered under Calderon’s Presidency?

Yeah, Bush sucks and Zuckerburg is the Devil incarnate but your bias is still showing.

Fail.

I just love how a simple joke can make people so seriously pissed off. I guess I have a neck for that!

“Mao never killed thousands of ppl. He is wrong to portray him as a villain,” (Bedazzled).

Classic! He didn’t kill “thousands” because in reality he killed millions upon millions. It’s that sort of mastery of history that results in … George W. Bush ending up on lists like this.

Leave a Comment

 


Browse the Robot 6 Archives