The Muppets have always had trouble gaining acceptance as a troupe of chicken-loving, sardine-tossing stage performers, but will they face the fear and revulsion of humanity when they prove to be powerful mutants?

Cartoonist Ken Haeser, who has drawn The Jersey Devil, The Eyes of Asia, and The Living Corpse among other books, sketched up these X-Men/Muppet combos. It's not the first time that we've seen Animal take up Wolverine's claws, but casting Bunsen and Beaker and Professor Xavier and Magneto is pretty inspired. After all, Beaker is a magnet - if only for disaster.

You can see more of Haeser's artwork on his Facebook and deviantART pages.

Ken Haeser [via XombieDIRGE via Thaeger]