In the pages of ‘Kingdom Come,’ Alex Ross filled the endless massive crowd shots with a number of easter eggs, notably the appearance of both the Monkees and the Beatles (or at least robots wearing Sergeant Pepper jackets) as part of the army of supers milling about.  For my part, The Monkeemen are among the best parts of the book, much as with the appearance of Klaus Nomi and Iggy Pop as super-powered henchmen to David Bowie’s Sovereign (celebrity voice impersonated) in The Venture Brothers.  Superhumans and musicians do have a lot in common, from their generally outre mode of dress to the wide range of genres and abilities that you’ll find in either career, which leads to an interesting (if admittedly 40% space-cadet) query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that an invulnerable Davy Jones would have been a given, but flying Mike Nesmith and time-traveling Peter Tork are also good, asking: If you could provide a favorite musician with super-powers, what would they be and why?


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  1. Malone_hasco on

    I don’t know if I have a favorite musician, but it would be funny to see some 80’s muscular heavy metal band, like Manowar dudes as He-Man characters. They already kinda look alike.

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