Friday, June 24, 2011

NOW THAT'S A SPLASH PAGE: John Romita's 'Spider-Man No More!'

Splash pages, you gotta love 'em. A blank canvas where the artist can hit you with a large dose of illustrated 'wow'. For this week's splashie, it struck me I haven't really posted any of the definitive comic book splash pages. So why not start with #1?

John Romita has to be one of my top three Spider-Man artists ever. This image of Peter abandoning the reader and the infamous suit so powerful, it not only defines a whole franchise and generation of readers, it set the tone for movie Spider-Man 2 as well. 

Interesting how in later reprint versions, they re-coloured certain parts to emphasise Peter's blues (What? No one wears yellow anymore?). 

Me, I still prefer the original from The Amazing Spider-Man #50. Right down to the colours bleeding over the line, it just has that warm homely feel of great comics. 'Nuff said.

3 comments:

  1. Now, what would you think if you find that trash can?

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  2. That sounds like a plot for a Deadpool comic Aliera! Me, I'd probably think Spidey hates swinging round in wet gear as much as the rest of us!

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