Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Disney Princess/ Marvel Heroine Mash-Up, part 1

During this summer’s Heroes Convention (possibly just before, but definitely carried through during),   drew original art sketch cards mashing up some Disney princesses with Marvel Comics’ heroines (mostly).

At first, it was a lark and choosing amongst the Marvel characters was based primarily popularity, but then I tried to be clever. Still cleverness could only carry me so far, and some of the connections turned out to be superficial or tenuous or a shade this side of random.

Here are four of them...

Snow White, star of Walt Disney’s first full length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Wasp, a founding member of the Avengers.
... because they share a “W” initial and both were among the first heroines for each company.

Cinderella, a common girl who anonymously attends a royal ball where the Prince falls in love with her charm and beauty.
Amora, the Enchantress, an Asgardian goddess who uses her magic powers to charm and seduce men.
... because of “charm”, “beauty” and the “falling in love” thing.

Princess Aurora (a.k.a. the Sleeping Beauty), star of Disney’s third feature-length animated fairy tale, who grows up in the woods, falls in love with a boy (the prince), and fall under a sleeping enchantment through the last third of her own film.
Scarlet Witch, along with her brother, Quicksilver, is a powerful mutant who’s father is Magneto, leader of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
... because both grew up unaware of their true parents and heritage.

Eilonwy, young princess of the unheralded animated feature, The Black Cauldron.
Invisible Girl (later Invisible Woman), founding member of Marvel’s first family of super-heroes, the Fantastic Four, who gains the ability to turn invisible.
... because Eilonwy may as well be invisible.

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