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Comic Superheroines Grace Retro Magazine Covers

Pop artist Des Taylor has a collection of the bossest covers of Live Magazine, which doesn’t exist, but maybe it exists in Metropolis. Or at least a world in which all of comic book culture’s superheroes and superheroines are real. And in that world, their stories are the ones that make the covers of the most popular magazines, retro-style. After the jump, see Taylor’s pinup inspired covers, and then picture all the citizens of Spider-Man’s New York reading them on park benches.

First up, the ladies of the Marvel universe:

Here are the DC ladies:

And the gents:

Taylor says he’ll be displaying the Live covers at KAPOW! London Comic Con, and if he has time, he’ll be creating a Marvel men collection, too. I’m sure I’m not the only person who wants to help him with any menial tasks so he can go ahead and do that.

(DesPop via io9)

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  • Anonymous

    (sorry, posting error)

  • Mandy

    So why is a Geek Girl group featuring a misogyinst? Do your due diligence on the artists you feature –  Des Tayor says he’d be in jail for assault if he was dating Mary Jane, since her ‘flirting would piss him off’.  It doesn’t matter who the implied violence is directed at; he’s not a nice man that should be featured at a women-positive blog.

  • des

    Idiots! He was referring to the men she was dating. Get your facts right before you comment. I actually met him at San Diego Comicon and you couldnt meet a nicer person. He gave free sketches out to the kids and was surrounded by female fans.

  • Katie Lauren Rogers

    My friend just told me about this post. Des Taylor is top! Plus he has a comic character with the same name as me! Woohoo!

  • Kifre

    None of what you’ve said here makes it any less questionable a comment for him to have made. 

  • John Wao

    Those look cool.

  • Anonymous

    that explains his 50s, pinup style. not a fan.