It’s mind-blowing how many spider-man versions exist there; I can totally get lost. Thanks to this collection of Spider-Man art, not only I’ve rewatched all the movies, but I’ve also discovered the cartoon I had somehow missed, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and as an artist, I was super-amazed!
It’s like everyone’s favorite story about the guy bitten by the radioactive spider that can never end! New interpretations, characters, villains, adventures — that’s only a small part of the reasons to love this comics diversity for. To be fair, I had a certain skepticism about this and considered all doppelgangers to be just the marketing tool, squeezing out the plot till it droughts, making money on the fame of well-known characters everyone does. Now, look at me, putting together the Spider-Man art, consisting practically on 90% of the cartoon-related illustrations. That’s what I call a self-development!
You can be a loyal Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield fan, but as soon as you see the cute Spider-Ham, your list of favorites gets one position longer. And no, it’s not the Simpsons-related gig with Peter Porker — the character fist appeared back in 1983 comics. A pretty curious little fact. Switching to something more said: I’ve cried rivers over the death of Gwen Stacey, oh boy, that tragic moment in the picture. Again, I didn’t know about her being alive and having spider-woman superpowers in some parallel universe, what a nice surprise I must say.
I know I’ve put so many nails in the coffin of my comics-related ignorance, but it doesn’t matter when it comes to spider-man art, I’ve had a blast collecting these images. The second part of Spider-Verse won’t be out until 2022, so we have plenty of time to savour the taste of masterly-drawn Spider-Man art by a bunch of talented folks.