Friday, August 06, 2010

NOW THAT'S A SPLASH PAGE: Spider-Man #6

Splash Pages - you gotta love 'em. Their big blank canvas's allow the penciller to take the brakes off and hit the reader full throttle, with a dose of large scale illustrated 'wow'. This week; Todd McFarlane's web-spinning wonder from Spider-Man #6.

While we all have our own definitive Spidey artist (mine being John Romita Snr), McFarlane's take on Peter Parker's alter-ego is definitely one of the most distinguished. This splash not only sums up everything he visually did with the character, it features Spidey having a crack in continuity at one of Todd's signature moves. Nice one.

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