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Shared Pain Makes Pop Culture Strangers Become Buddies



Do you remember our post of pop culture enemies hugging it out? Well, this is sorta like that but a step further. Artist Chris Gerringer created an adorable series giving us his own spin on the meme “I Know That Feel, Bro.” These duos aren’t necessarily enemies, just characters who share a common bond with someone outside their universe. Example #1, Wolverine and Stitch are both genetic experiments. Read on for eight more delightfully rendered illustrations. 

Finn and Mario have princess problems.

Link and Peter Pan have overbearing fairies in their lives.

Pikachu and the Genie from Aladdin reside in itty-bitty living spaces.

Mega Man and Astro Boy, superpowered, robotic children.

The Hulk and Kermit know it ain’t easy being green.

Stormtrooper and Koopa Troopa are, sadly, expendable minions.

Wario and Bizarro are both exaggerated antiheroes. They also have names that end in O.

No, Triceratops and Pluto may not be pop culture icons but we will always have a special place in our hearts for scientifically demoted entities.

See them all at Paper Beats Scissors.

(via io9)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."