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There Is An Optic Blast That Will Never Go Out: Adam Villacin Mashes Up The Smiths And The X-Men

I’ll admit that I’ve never really been into the Smiths, but I have no trouble believing that the X-Men, Marvel’s mopiest mutants, would beall about that stuff. I mean, their entire deal is that they combine eye-lasers with angst and occasionally use that mixture to power trips to space, right? It’s a perfect match.

Or at least, that’s the conclusion that artist Adam Villacin came to with “These Charming X-Men,” a series of portraits on display at Secret Headquarters in Los Angeles that mashed up the Children of the Atom with Morrissey’s most famous lyrics, resulting in absolute hilarity. Seriously, Cyclops trying to cover his eyes set to “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” might be the best thing I’ve seen all day, and that’s just where it starts.

 

X-Men x Smiths art by Adam Villacin

 

X-Men x Smiths art by Adam Villacin

 

 

X-Men x Smiths art by Adam Villacin

 

X-Men x Smiths art by Adam Villacin

 

X-Men x Smiths art by Adam Villacin

 

X-Men x Smiths art by Adam Villacin

 

X-Men x Smiths art by Adam Villacin

 

X-Men x Smiths art by Adam Villacin

 

To snag prints or a full-color minicomic version of these morose and hilarious X-Men, head over to the Secret Headquarters gallery and check ‘em out!

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