Pictures of a guy and his super-advanced homemade Spider-Man costume. Plus Photoshop. Suits for sale. Classic or black. Webshooters not included.
Time is running out for Shadowline's "Who Wants To Create A Superheroine" contest. Entries due by January 31st, details are here.
“I’d been hoping to see a super-hero book with a strong female lead to act as a counter-point to our popular Bomb Queen series, but none were forthcoming. So I decided to come up with a contest to create a super-heroine for the 21st Century.”
If anybody is looking for any inspiration on that "superheroine for the 21st Century," here are some pics of Bomb Queen:
Night Thrasher = "BADICAL"
I always found Night Thrasher from The New Warriors to be very emblematic of early 90s comic books, and apparently the blog Of Course, Yeah! thinks so as well:
"But back in 1990? You bust some Tae Bo out on the local pimp and he be all convinced you were trained by the ghost of Bruce Lee himself! And the scarf? Well damn, make all the fun you want and but when you're laughing and there's a BLACK! METAL! FIST! PILFERING! OUT! JUSTICE! IN! YOUR! FACE!...you'll think twice about dissing on dudes with a little bit of balls when it comes to fashion. "
Me, I just love the "TRAKA TRAKA TRAKA" skateboard SFX.
"I Am Darkhawk, I AM The Night"
Speaking of "badical" 1990s superheroes, Project Rooftop has an awesome redesign of Darkhawk's costume by Joel Carroll
Divorce, Spider-Man Style
Erik Larsen added his two cents to the "One More Day" debate on a Newsarama forum and suggested that a Peter/MJ divorce might have worked better:
"Have Peter and MJ get divorced. She can't take the pressure any more--living with Peter is giving her nightmares--he's always in danger--always getting hurt--Peter's always late for stuff because of Spider-Man and every time she can't help feel that THIS will be the time that he never comes back--and she just can't stand it. It's all too much. She files for the divorce. She leaves him. He becomes that much more of a loser. He could try to make things right--promise to give up the tights and all that but--great power and great responsibility and all the rest and he has to save somebody and she goes through with it.Peter could have then called these guys:
And Spider-Man getting a divorce would be big news--in the real world--but Marvel has always prided itself on realism and a divorce is a realistic solution--not a "comic booky" solution. Marvel would get a LOT more mileage out of a tastefully handled divorce than a hastily executed mind-wipe."
Videos: The Bizarro YouTube Superhero Awards
Choose between --
"Spider-Man Does Barbie": (NSFW, sort of) Buddies get drunk and their toys get wild in this soon-to-be-classic
"Transformation To Superheroine": (NSFW, sort of) Man or woman in creeeeepy anime mask slowly puts on superheroine outfit. The messed-up camera angle really contributes to the David Lynch quality of the production.
"I'm A Superhero": A nice "Blair Witch" vibe with the camera work, as mom dresses like superhero to "experience childlike freedom with her son." My mom never did this for me.