#inktober – Amazing Fantasy 15 NOIR


I was surprised amongst the myriad Amazing Fantasy 15 homages, cover rips, et al that there wasn’t a prominent example with Spider-Man Noir. I didn’t go digging through deviantART so I won’t claim to be the first, but here’s another entry for inktober. Sharpie, gel pen, and pen and ink (along with some post-production for the logos) and here we are. I think I’ll sell the original at the Portland Comic Expo, this Sunday, if anyone wants it.

Marvel Animal Characters Profiled


I present to you the Marvel Animal characters from What The–? #13. All hail glorious Moo Knight and Arf Angel!

Nick Furry is a frightening concept for taking “cosplay” to a whole new level. Hogeye gets bonus points for eschewing the animal already in his normal name (“Hawk” eye?). Speedbull stands out by being a goofball (another Speedball parody name in its own right). The look on Punisheep’s face is stellar, though he can’t compare to Punfisher.

More on Spider-Ham and Marvel animal characters will be coming soon!

WIP Episode 23 – Victor’s Secret (Wars)

The What If Podcast returns to discuss Secret Wars of all ilks, but past (1984) and present as the Marvel Multiverse converges into a super-Battleworld? What?! Meat Mittens, Spider-Man’s symbiote, Black Bolt’s racist rants, and Dr. Doom stealing The Beyonder’s power.

Fan Art Friday – Spider-Boy 2099


Here’s a quick study in coloring on the Amazing Amalgam, Spider-Boy 2099! What started out as a light pencil sketch didn’t scan too well, so some Sharpie and Pixlr gave it some color as I play with shading. I think I might do a couple more colors of the same sketch.

If you’re wondering what Spider-Boy 2099 is, check it out here. An alternate future of a meta-fiction crossover of Spider-Man and Superboy from 1997? Sign me up!

What if there was a What If? Amazing Spider-Man?

As the preeminent super-fan of Marvel’s What If? series, I was piqued by a text from Andrew The Giant about a recent What If release. Turns out it was just the TPB of the Age of Ultron What If from April. However, while looking it up I found this on Marvel’s website:

whatifasmThe “What If Amazing Spider-Man” link was broken, but it got me looking. I couldn’t find any releases about solicitations/future releases for a What If Amazing Spider-Man. Could Marvel be planning another What If one-shot, this based on the end of Superior Spider-Man? I imagine the easiest What If would be to ask “What If Dr. Octopus remained in control of Peter Parker?” Are there any other ideas out there, ones that could stretch this to a multi-part set of one-offs, as Marvel’s prone to do with What If’s recently?


WIP Episode 7 Age of Ultron 2 – Iron Man on YouTube

The What If Podcast is back with a review of the latest issue of the Age of Ultron What If series, issue 2 featuring Iron Man, released April 9th, 2014. In addition, sometimes co-host Andrew The Giant returns to talk Avengers movies and Red Baron pizza.

The WIP is featured on GiantSizeComicThings.com

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