Monday, February 18, 2013

FACE FRONT TRUE BELIEVERS! Venom Full Chest Tattoo Brings The Bite

When Venom gets a decent movie, Marvel is going to have a new number one. Thank God, because I'm tired of seeing Spider-Man on everything anyway. No, that's not because I mixed burritos with Mountain Dew last night and woke all grumpy and discoloured, feeling like there's some sort of alien symbiote inside me. No, it's not.

However this guy obviously mixed a few unmixables too, and then decided the feeling was one he wanted to keep. Behold!

Makes you wonder why super-villains have tartar on their teeth. This tattoo by the talented hands of Megan Jean Morris, at Painted Soul Tattoo, would've been allot less painful if Venom brushed every now and then. I don't know - aliens to our world - will they ever get the basics? Don't answer that E.T. - I'm not even sure you have teeth.

10 comments:

  1. I remember how popular Venom was in the "mini-series" circuit in the '90s. I had to take my hat off to Marvel for pulling that off--it couldn't have been easy to churn out stories about a sadistic, bloodthirsty villain/hero who often threatened to slay his opposition. And the stories and art were pretty well done. Whatever happened to that symbiote, anyway? It's probably the only remaining tie to Secret Wars that still rears its head on the comic book racks.

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  2. I'm not sure tooth-brushing would even work. Maybe there's a chemical inherent in his alien structure that resists teeth cleansing.

    Or...maybe it's his kryptonite? Maybe Spidey should be shooting Crest out of his web spinners. Or at least baking soda.

    Sweet tattoo, although I'm wondering if he gave up on a love life before or after he got it.

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  3. I agree Comicsfan, nothing screams 90's comics to me more than Venom and Carnage (which kinda sounds like a great name for a rockband).

    What I always wanted to know is if Spider-Woman's (Julia) costume - also a product of Secret Wars, was ever going to be revealed as a symbiote too, or if her tailor just had psychic tastes.

    Random - I think toothpaste shooting Spider-Man has untapped marketing potential. In fact as a kid I think I remember a strip advertisement were Captain America fought alongside a tube of toothpaste, but that might just be the side effect of a lifetime of comic book reading at work.

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  4. It certainly sounds like an ad from one of those old books. But now the idea's planted in my head and I can't tell if I'm remembering it, or wishing to remember it.

    Think of the licensing they could do if Spidey started slinging Crest. Or Colgate. Heck. Go to the highest bidder.

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  5. That's a good point about the coincidence of Spider-Woman's costume resembling the symbiote outfit. As I understand it, though, Julia got her powers (and her new identity) before she arrived on the Secret Wars planet, so apparently Julia upgraded the "Spidey look" on her own. Maybe the symbiote used her as a model. :)

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  6. You know, I never thought about it like that. But it would make sense. Maybe the symbiote saw her before it saw Petey. Maybe it had a harder time copying primary colors at first. So it went with the black and white as an acceptable alternative that the humans would accept. Another great comics loophole closed.

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  7. Incredible tattoo!

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  8. Who wouldn't use Julia as a model Comicsfan?She's a fellow red head! Like Random says, we close all kinds of comic mysteries here on IADW.

    Glad you liked the tattoo Karl.

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  9. Intense ink work. Just another excuse to throw in the "get a tattoo before I die" pile.

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  10. Same Craig - infact before the end of 2013 one of my shoulders will be done. I'll need you to keep me on task with that goal!

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