Joe Phillips’ ‘Silver Screen Heroes’ Imagines an Old Hollywood Take on Superhero Movies
Joe Phillips’ table in Artists’ Alley is always an essential stop for me at San Diego Comic Con. The former Heretic and Superboy artist is one of the only artists at any comics show who can always be counted on for a great selection of quality beefcake pin-ups that rival the cheesecake that’s so prevalent at other artists’ tables. If you’re in the market for a coquettish Angel, a shirtless Steve Rogers, or a stripping Superman, Joe Phillips is your man.
But this year Phillips had something new on his table. Phillips has taken some of the biggest stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood and cast them as some of the biggest names in superhero comics, to give fans a vision of what these movies might have looked like in another era.
If you’re curious to see what Marilyn Monroe would look like as Power Girl, or Humphrey Bogart as Hellboy, wonder no more! Joe Phillips’ Silver Screen Heroes series has brought this vision of a better world to life. Phillips not only has a good eye for likenesses, but also a good eye for casting. Clark Gable as Tony Stark is an especially inspired choice!
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