A hero unmasked by his arch-rival is as common as pumpkin today, but back then it was unheard of - lighting this fuse was pretty much a Marvel first! The sight of an unmasked Peter Parker being towed behind the Green Goblin's glider, across the city, grabbed me as a fan and to this day hasn't let go.
When The King of Thessaly approached a few of us comic fans to do a new sketch and unleash them all on the same day, as a website crossover of sorts, I took the opportunity to homage the fanboy love I have for John's remarkable work and draw my first ever Green Goblin at the same time.
So I don't sully a pro's legendary efforts with my own, you can see my version of the great unmasking here;
Goblin Gliders are a lot harder to draw than I thought, especially getting Norman to look like he's squatting on the thing too. My first sketch looked too much like 'Osborn does a poo at 15,000ft' so that was my biggest challenge.
I wanted to add the mask to the goblin's hand to further clarify what has happened, and have him come back round on a Peter that still looks like he has plenty of fight in him, in that true Spidey 'never give up' kinda style.
Pumpkin Bombs are some of the coolest visuals in comics, so i used them to circle the action - and yeah, homage done!
For the other sweet, sweet sketches in the crossover, click here to see King's art, here for Dave's or here for Omega's styles. Awesome websites all!