History is clogged with enough flesh-and-blood villains, inhuman monsters and vile tricksters to fill a mile-high stack of comic pages. Graphic artist and illustrator Bily Mariano da Luz, aka Butcher Billy, underlines the point with this brilliant set of propaganda showbills depicting some historical figures -- a few sure to be controversial -- re-cast as epic megalomaniacs from the universe of comics.
From John Lennon's assassin, Mark David Chapman, as a leering Doc Ock to China's Chairman Mao transformed into Darkseid and Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg reborn as a frat-boy Loki, this provocative gallery reminds us of the cathartic effect and reflective influence of comic books and graphic novels as our spinning planet continues to churn out the occasional rotten seed.
And Bin Laden does make a pretty choice Green Goblin!
(Via Badass Digest)