Superior Spider-man 2.0 costume spec by Humberto Ramos
To be honest, I haven’t been enjoying Superior much, but I am looking forward to the next arc.
Picked up this badass Marvel Select Venom figure sculpted by Jean St. Jean on my last comics run.
I’m a fan of the Marvel Select line of figures. Although limited in poseability, I love the amount of extra detail that goes into them.
On this one, they decided to skip the detailed base that usually comes packed-in and instead design a Venom figure that can take on multiple looks with the help of interchangeable parts. You can see my favorite configuration above!
The main add-on is the ‘madness’ back attachment with the multiple symbiote heads and arms. There are 3 different heads: a creepy McFarlane grinning head, a half open Eddie Brock/Venom head and my personal favorite with the tongue lashing out. Also included are three sets of hands of varying sizes and ferocity, and all these hands fit on to any of the 3 sets of arms.
I might have to find an extra McFarlane Spidey to pose with this.
Also worth checking out:
Indestructible Hulk #9 and #10 by Paolo Rivera.
Can we get Paolo to draw everything?
Just read the Spider-Man: Lifelines mini by Fabian Nicieza and Steve Rude this morning.
I’m a big fan of Steve Rude’s art and every time I’d see one of his drawings of Pete, Gwen and MJ, I’d think to myself “Wouldn’t it be great if he did interiors for Spider-Man?”
So imagine my excitement when Quality Keith told me that there was, in fact, an entire Spider-Man mini with Steve Rude interiors!
The art was, as expected, wonderful. As mentioned earlier, I’m a huge fan of his classical drawing style and this was everything I imagined it would be.
I really enjoyed the story too! I don’t want to give anything away but it’s a nice classic Spidey story. I loved that Nicieza brought back some of ol’ Spidey’s groan-worthy, cheeseball quips and how he (Nicieza) employed some of the lesser known villains like Eel and Boomerang.
The only thing I wish this comic had was MJ. I strongly feel ‘The Dude’ is among the few artists that does MJ justice. Unfortunately at the time this came out, she had supposedly been killed in a plane crash on the main Spider-man storyline, so all we get of her is a single panel where Spidey thinks back of all the people he’s put in danger as a result of being who he is. I also found it weird that being a recent widower, he spends more time thinking about Gwen than of his deceased wife…
I would really recommend checking this out (you could probably pick it up for less than $10), and I think I am gonna go have another read.
Avenging Spider-man is getting renamed to Superior Spider-Man Team-Up.
Cover for Issue #1 by Monsieur Paolo Rivera.
Downright gorgeous spread from Batman 669 by J.H. Williams III. (2/2)
I really must pickup his Batwoman run.
Love this variant for Uncanny X-Men 4 by Kris Anka.