1980s

You Can Bamf If You Want To: The Art of the #80sXMen Hashtag
New images emerge almost daily from X-Men: Apocalypse, the latest installment in Fox and Bryan Singer's X-Men film franchise, set in the 1980s. Naturally, this has led to much discussion about how the '80s version of the X-Men look, and whether they could look better. After all, the body a…
‘The Avengers’ Movie Poster Remix: We <3 the '80s
And there came a week, a week unlike any other, when The Avengers movie opened on Friday, May 4 and every comic book fan on the internet found themselves united in talking about the same thing. In the spirit of this sensation, ComicsAlliance has tapped artist Chris Haley (Let's Be Friends Again, Cap…
Parting Shot: What If Harry Potter Were an ’80s Teen Drama?
The final chapter of the Harry Potter movies opens in theaters tonight, and while there's a timeless element to the orphan-boy-discovers-magical-destiny story, artist Lucy Knisley -- who also drew the fantastic posters retelling the entire series -- decided to imagine how the story might have l…
Batman Demands That You Shop at Zeller’s Immediately
We all know that Bruce Wayne of Wayne Enterprises is a capitalist, but I had no idea how just strongly he believes in low, low prices until I saw this mid-'80s televisionad for Zeller's, a large department store chain in Canada, via TR.
In a commercial that must have been approved by DC at some point…
Ghostbusters: The Ghost of Christmas Specials Past
This week, IDW will be releasing "Ghostbusters: Past, Present and Future." The holiday special issue, in which the team is hired by a stodgy old rich man to deal with three spirits that haunt him every Christmas, struck me as strangely familiar...
What If Harry Potter Came Out in the 1980s?
Lucy Knisley ("French Milk") imagines what the "Harry Potter" might have looked like in the late 80s with a comic that makes the idea sounds surprisingly awesome, casting John Cusack as Harry, Christopher Lloyd as Dumbledore, with guest appearances from David Bowi…