‘Power Girl’: Comic Artists Reinvent Marilyn

joe phillipsA series of illustrations by comic-book artist Joe Phillips, reimagining classic Hollywood stars as superheroes – including Marilyn as ‘Power Girl’ – is featured in the Wall Street Journal‘s Speakeasy blog this week. (Phillips has taken inspiration from a 1953 photo of Marilyn by Milton Greene…)

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Meanwhile, Moviepilot.com has a showcased a series of posters for classic movies – including The Seven Year Itch – by Taiwanese artist Summerise, whose style recalls both Alphonse Mucha and Richard Amsel, who designed some of the most iconic movie posters of the 1970s and 80s.

“Marilyn Monroe appears out of a puff of smoke, her couture (in an echo to the famous scene where he skirts billows up) flowing like a wisp of desire complete with golden bird of sexual joy forming the dream stream.”

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