We got a taste of the New Wave Justice League of Super Friends a while back, but now a grimier, stranger team has emerged from the shadows: The X-Pistols. Hopefully both teams are ready to do battle with the real life Legion Of Doom.
The work has been around for a little while and comes from artist James Zark. The concept imagines numerous punk rock icons as members of The X-Men, ranging from Blondie front-woman Debbie Harry as Phoenix to Glenn Danzig during his Misifits days pulling duty as Wolverine.
Some overlap the New Wave Super Friends pieces (I think Ian Curtis and Johnny Rotten are pulling double duty).
If anything, I would have chosen a few different icons to fill some other roles. Joey Ramone as Beast, Patti Smith as Rogue and Lou Reed could’ve been a cranky Magneto. There are quite a few possibilities and all would be better tributes than the sh*tty CBGB movie.
(All images via James Zark/Optik Blast)
Debbie Harry / Phoenix
Iggy Pop / Angel
Ian Curtis / Cyclops
Henry Rollins / Colossus
Johnny Rotten / Iceman
Danzig / Wolverine