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Mario and Luigi become gods in Japanese screen painting


If there’s a pantheon of video-game characters, Mario and Luigi are undoubtedly part of it, alongside the likes of Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede and Frogger (but not Q*bert; never Q*bert). So it’s only fitting that the two brothers should be depicted as deities in a traditional Japanese screen painting commissioned by Nintendo to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.

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Mario and Wario, reimagined as iconic comic book rivals


Talented U.K. designer Rob Lafratta, who once tackled minimalist Ninja Turtles, has created a wonderful series called “Really Super Mario vs. Really Super Wario” that’s pretty much what the title suggests: illustrations of the beloved video-game plumber and his arch-nemesis depicted as famous superhero/supervillain pairings.

Lafratta gives us the mustachioed rivals as everyone from Superman and Lex Luthor to Wolverine and Sabretooth to Wonder Woman and Cheetah.

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Super Mutant Brothers

It looks like Wolverine has gone down into the sewers one to many times.

Atlanta-based artist Casey Edwards has come up with a quartet of inventive prints mashing up Marvel’s X-Men with Nintendo’s flagship heroes, the Super Mario Brothers.  Wolverine/Mario, Cyclops/Luigi, Yoshi/Rogue and more are illustrated in this send-up of fodder for any kid growing up in the 80s and 90s. Check them out:

I never realized it until now, but Luigi and Cyclops truly are more alike than you think. But putting Yoshi as Rogue makes me question a lot of my thoughts as a teenager reading comics.

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