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Teacher mashes up Marvel heroes wIth ‘Drive,’ ‘Kill Bill’ and more

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We’ve seen comic-book superheroes take the movie world by storm, but Italian art teacher Zach Roper has taken the trend one step further by creating some inspired mash-ups mixing Marvel heroes with recent cult hits.

“After seeing the recent Wolverine movie and being (once again) disappointed at another halfhearted adaptation, I got to thinking about which directors would be perfect for my favorite comic book characters,” Roper tells ROBOT 6. “I’ve begun working on some sketches of how these characters might appear in each of the films, and here they are!”

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Dan Hipp’s Mario says his hands are a little dirty

In spite of this whole mess, my coffee table needs a hardcover art book of Dan Hipp’s stuff and it needs it now.

Spider-Man doesn’t carry a gun. Spider-Man drives.

I suppose it’s the mark of a good film that months after it’s release you’ll find any excuse to post any tangentially comics-related fanart thereof on the comics blog you work for. By that standard, Nicholas Winding Refn’s Ryan Gosling vehicle (rimshot) Drive is a pretty good film. And Miklós Felvidéki’s Drive-themed cover version of Jazzy John Romita Sr.’s famous “Spider-Man No More!” image over on the always delightful Covered blog is a pretty good piece of fanart. Still, given that the Driver’s jacket had a scorpion on the back in the film, I’m sure one Mac Gargan is pretty p.o.’d that Spidey’s biting his style…

Be a real hero and check out the remake next to the original at Covered, then visit Felvidéki’s website.

Buy Jonny Negron’s skull-crushingly great Drive print

I was a bit horrified to discover that I’d never before linked to the luminously sleazy work of artist and cartoonist Jonny Negron here on Robot 6. He’s one of my favorite talents to come along in ages. Then again, with NSFW images like this and this and this as his bread and butter, I guess that’s not too surprising. But that’s not a concern with his gorgeous portrait of Ryan Gosling in Drive, Nicholas Winding Refn’s instantly iconic neon-noir crime flick. Negron’s selling 11×17 prints of the piece for the low low price of $7, thus proving himself to be both a real human being and a real hero.

Lisa Hanawalt draws up a review of Drive, or so I’ve been told

Look, I have a baby. The only movies I have a chance to watch air on Saturday afternoons on Lifetime. (Odd Girl Out is the best.) But Lisa Hanawalt has provided one of her patented “illustrated responses” to Drive, the instant cult-classic crime film starring Ryan Gosling as … I dunno, someone many people find attractive, I’ll bet. I haven’t seen the movie, and so I’m not reading the review, in hopes that I can eventually see it, perhaps if Lifetime acquires the broadcast rights. But don’t let that stop you.


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