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Jed Henry Shows Us What Our Favorite Heroes Would Look Like as Japanese Woodblock Prints



Jed Henry had a Ukiyo-e Heroes exhibit last fall at Gallery Nucleus, but now he has a new show,Ukiyo-e Heroes 2, with even more woodblock print versions of the heroes that grace our gaming consoles and television screens.  Check out some of the new prints above, along with a selection of older, but equally stunning versions of some favorite characters.  If you are so inclined, you can see even more, and even purchase the prints, at the Gallery Nucleus Website.

The show runs until June 23 in Gallery Nucleus at 210 East Main St, Alhambra CA.

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  • Samuel

    These are actually really awesome.

  • Anonymous

    The Metroid one is the best. It’s also awesome that you can tell she’s a woman even when wearing her armor.

  • Samuel

    Aye, that one was my favorite as well.

  • Robert Vary

    Oh good, and now Kirby will haunt my dreams.

  • Edohiguma

    Wow, so many historic errors and cultural mistakes in such a small number of images. That’s a record. Happens when you copy something without understanding it. It makes actual ukiyo-e of ancient Japanese heroes look utterly realistic.

    Okay, the Batman one looks cool, but it’s… lmao… It could be straight from the crap Stephen Hayes sells as history.

  • Anonymous

    What? You’re saying that samurai never chased giant gorillas, who’ve kidnapped princesses, to the top of towers?

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    Okay, the Batman one looks cool, but it’s… lmao… It could be straight from the crap Stephen Hayes sells as history.

  • Mark Brown

    Descent into Madness is awesome. I love how Batman is still reaching out to save even the Joker.

  • Anonymous

    Right?! Makes me rethink how much fun those games were.

  • Anonymous

    I see a graphic novel in the Batman one.

  • Anonymous

    I feel like that Mario Kart one could easily become a meme, if it hasn’t already.

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