See Bin Laden as Green Goblin, Bush as Two-Face

February 19, 2013 | Andy Cush

Brazilian illustrator and designer Butcher Billy created the above series of pieces in which he recasts real-life “bad guys” in the shoes of comic book supervillains. Osama bin Laden becomes the Green Goblin, Charles Manson is the Joker, Hitler is Galactus, and Mark David Chapman is Doc Oc. But not all are such widely recognized as villains–Butcher Billy throws Loki Zuckerberg and Two-Face W. Bush into the mix as well.

From the artist:

This series is an experiment where a dictator, a psycho, a murderer (sometimes they are the whole package) or even a suspicious figure from real life is mashed with a comics bad guy – strangely related some way or the other with his counterpart.

The depressing thing? Realizing that if the comic book supervillains were actually the ones threatening real life, the world wouldn’t be such a bad place.