During Spiderverse one of the first alternate earths superior spider-man comes to is Earth 772, first seen in What If #1. the spider-man here had been killed but i remembered it fondly from back when I was scouring quarter bins for What if comics. little was ever known about this world but i reasoned that their was a good chance that Norman Osborn would have found away to become “the cosmic goblin: herald of Galactus”, before you call me out for it being far fetched, remember that Aunt may was once a herald of Galactus as well. these piece takes place between What if #1 and What If Vol 2 #35 where Uatu revisited the world during a “time crisis”, which is why sue storm is absent as she was shaking up with Namor at the time.
initially this was Black and white ink (and red around human torch), but the line work was pretty thin and I figured it could use a little color so this is my 30 minute digital color job.
During the mega cross over Spider-verse we were introduced to by far one of my favorite incarnations of Spider-man: Spider-man from earth 138 a.k.a Spider-Punk. first showing up as a quasi-background player in this whole debacle and even in the moble app created for the event, Spider Punk didn’t really hit home until his short story “with great power comes no future” in Spiderverse #2. the story had an almost animated feel to it, I can’t stress how fun this was. we are introduced to Hobart brown (who became the prowler in the 616 universe), who along with his spider friends is fighting the man (the man being of course a venom powered Norman Osborn).
If you are concerned that this wasn’t really punk then please take your argument to any other place on the internet where they like to categorize music in order to make what i like seem less.
who are some of punk’s biggest enemies? Metal heads! thus the spider SLAYERs would probably be a particularly harsh thorn in his side.
for this one I initially planed to use only ink wash, but after starting I felt I should add red as the more extreme Slayer fans tend to carve the bands name in their skin leaving it red and/or bloody, and since spidey is a two colored hero I added blue as well.
Five years ago, I conned Carey into making a questionable life choice and marrying me, and it’s worked out pretty awesomely so far.
this was our Save the date:
What better way to get peoples attention then with a tribute to the most iconic wedding comic ever ” Amazing spider-man 21″
And our Ivitation:
Silver-age shenanigans, X-men, Universal monsters and the X-files, you get to guess witch ones were chosen by Carey and which were Chosen by me.
in celebration of squirrel girl getting her own series in January!