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Superman Has An Identity Crisis, Dresses Up As Other Pop Culture Icons

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Last time we saw artist Mike Mitchell he was reimagining Superman from the cover of Superman #6 as other iconic pop culture characters. Now he’s… well, he’s still doing that. Because it’s still awesome. Here are some new ones, including Superman as Link, Spongebob, the Joker, C-3P0, and Max from Where the Wild Things Are.

(via: /Film)

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  • Nico

    All this does is show how interchangable these characters are. Superman has to be one of the most boring superheroes in history. Amiright?

  • Erin Beavers Cochran

    the Spongebob one is really freaking me out…

  • Psychotronic (Michael F.)

    Oompa Loompa… cannot UNSEE!

  • Rebecca Pahle

    Yeah, sorry, that and Spongebob ARE a bit nightmare-inducing…

  • Tamara Brooks

    You are not right. He’s only boring because he’s not often written properly.

  • Nelly Dreadful

    Boo. Write him well and Supes is one of the most fun and engaging characters there is!

    1. Being a Good Guy does not make you boring. Being good is REALLY REALLY HARD. And complicated! Difficult and complicated things make good stories! And this is a guy with the power to do any damn thing he wants, but he’s CHOOSING to do the difficult and complicated thing! That’s interesting! Why is a god trying so hard to be a good man?

    2. It does not matter that Superman is pretty much impossible to kill and you aren’t afraid he’s going to die. Let’s face it, we aren’t actually afraid Batman is going to die. He’s Batman. DC would never let him die and if they did it would last about three seconds. He has three cartoons and another dozen movies to be in, up and at ‘em. In a good Superman story, you should be afraid that everyone ELSE will die. Which is exactly what HE’S worried about.

    3. It does not matter that Superman has godlike powers, because there are many problems you CAN’T PUNCH. Crushing on a coworker who may or may not like you back? CANNOT PUNCH UNRESOLVED SEXUAL TENSION. Worried your relationships with friends and family will suffer because you are constantly flying to the other side of the world to stop hijackings and earthquakes? CANNOT PUNCH WORK/LIFE BALANCE. Lex Luthor voted into office by apparently legal and democratic means? CANNOT PUNCH ELECTORAL PROCESS. COULD POTENTIALLY PUNCH LUTHOR, BUT THEN WOULD BE THWARTING THE WILL OF THE MAJORITY OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AND SETTING SELF UP AS BASICALLY A DICTATOR. BEING GOOD IS HARD.

    Superman is only boring if you can’t figure out anything to do with him beyond having him punch ever larger things and get zapped with kryptonite.

  • Anonymous

    I’m behind you. Sorry, Supes.

  • Kate

    Man, I wish I COULD punch work/life balance.

  • Anonymous

    I wish I could “like” a post more than once.

  • Anonymous

    The Doug one just about killed me.

  • Ashe P. Samuels

    That Mickey Mouse one looks like the most potentially bizarre burglar the world has ever seen.

    I’m going to lock my door seven times.

  • Betty Windsor

    Did NOT expect Margot Tenenbaum. Can’t quit…the laughs

  • Anonymous

    Just imagine SupaLoompa and Spongerman standing over your bed.

    Staring at you.

    All night.


  • Nicole Kiser

    In every way what you just wrote was great! CANNOT PUNCH AWESOME COMMENTS!