Separated At Birth: Lee JeeHyung's Mary Jane Watson… And Francesco Mattina's Mary Jane Watson

Lee JeeHyung is a very polished and stylised comic book artist from South Korea. He's had a few official Marvel covers published such as this one…

But his gallery of work demonstrates he's one to watch. He really should be snapped up by someone.

Of course, he is already under the watchful eye of some comic book creators. Who might have enjoyed his reworking of Mary Jane Watson in a nude pose…

Such as well-known Italian comic artist Francesco Mattina, when composing his exclusive cover of Venom #150 for Orlando Megacon, with a Mary Jane Venom.

Let's do a little flipping, rotating and side-by side comparison before making judgment…

Okay, now we can make judgement! This would not be the first time Francesco Mattina may have sought inspiration in the work of others, such as this Venom Phoenix image.

So what do you think? Vote away!


Separated At Birth: Francesco Mattina Venom and Lee JeeHyung Mary Jane Watson

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This used to be called Swipe File, in which we presented two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages, parodies, ironic appropriations, coincidences, or works of the lightbox. We trusted you, the reader, to make that judgment yourself. If you were are unable to do so, we asked that you please return your eyes to their maker before any further damage is done.

The Swipe File didn't judge; it was interested more in the process of creation, how work influences other work, how new work comes from old, and sometimes how the same ideas emerge simultaneously, as if their time has just come. The Swipe File was named after the advertising industry habit where writers and artist collect images and lines they admire to inspire them in their work. It was swiped from the Comic Journal, who originally ran this column, as well as the now-defunct Swipe Of The Week website.

But after more people still didn;t get it, it has changed to Separated At Birth instead. And we have a poll as well.

About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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