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Spidey's Women
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Published: March 16, 2009
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This was an illustration done for WIZARD magazine a while back, when the first SPIDER-MAN movie came out.

I lovedlovedLOVED Spider-Man when I was a kid, and I've only ever drawn the character once, professionally. This assignment was a real treat, because I got to draw Gwen Stacy! I read the 'Death of Gwen Stacy' when it came out, as a kid, and it had a BIG effect on me. Back in those days, when a Marvel character died, they STAYED dead. And it had WEIGHT to to it. Gwen Stacy, Adam Warlock, Captain Marvel, JEAN GREY.

Someday I hope to finish this piece. Because of deadline constraints, I had to go for a more flat-color rendering style on this one.
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On2XSecretProbationHobbyist Writer
Great look at all the women in Peter's life!
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Daze-HoundersHobbyist General Artist
This is literally one of my favorites pieces from you!
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I wonder if that's the same Gwen Stacy that is now Gwenpool, probably not since she looks younger, but this is All-New All-Different Marvel, so it may be true. She told the guy she got hired by about her family being in another dimension, but then she goes to say at the end to herself in quotations, so she's lying. The Marvel universe is a bit slow, literally Civil War for them was TWO years ago! That was mean that they have literally been going through all that long-ass adventures in short time! Being a superhero is rough, but I'd do it anyway.
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Nice collage. Let's see if I remember all of the women. (I think that I remember Peter...) Going roughly clockwise from top left

- Gwen Stacy.

- Betty Brant.

- Felicia Hardy, AKA the Black Cat.

- Mary Jane Parker (neé Watson).

- Liz Allen. (What a gimme.)

Where's Debra Whitman?
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RidersofArmageddonStudent General Artist
Debra Whitman is rather complicated due to her tendencies to live in her own fantasies. And there was even that time she was married to a man who beat her up. And another time she thought that Peter Parker being Spider-Man means she's crazy when she was ironically close to the mark.
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I remember the "Debra thinks that she's going insane because Peter seems to be Spider-Man" story arc.  I still think that Bill Mantlo wrote a rather cheesy but nonetheless tidy end to it in PPTSS #74.

A predecessor to this collage, looks to me like John Romita's work: 68.media.tumblr.com/a8bac2f210…
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poor spidey looks exhausted :( (Sad) . Love the style Love  
SolitaryLapTopTVLove's avatar
Felicia Hardy and Mary Jane Watson are the only two women of Peter Parker I have any knowledge in. Then again to me they are the only two that Spider-man needs.
Madpredator's avatar
Who is the short haired lady?
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I love this so much. it really portrays Spider-Man as more of a person than superhero. Really stunning job <3. Flat color or not it looks great. :)
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This image contains cuteness and bad assery. :)
skywyze's avatar
I had tried everything finding this was the greatest thing thats ever happened my success was effortless just think of all the possibilities
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I didnt think there was a way out this really intrigued me I am headed right for the top no pressure just check it out
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Fantastic Way to Burn Calories
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Nice opportunity
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I am my own boss try it out for yourself
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This is a great job.
In the mood of recent comments... I believe MJ is Spidey's true love. But Gwen is unforgettable, and I like the way Adam portrayed her... along with autumn leaves.
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AudranasaProfessional Digital Artist
whoz shorthaired one?
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Betty Brant (aka Peter's first love).
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I actually think for Spider-Man, the flat-color rendering actually works better. With his humor, motions, and colorful cast, I always thought Spider-Man was perfect for a less realistic style, and more cartoonish. Even though, and it's perfectly clear here, he's one of the least two-dimensional characters in comics. I absolutely love this picture for that. It pretty much says all of what you need to know about the character.

Also, for a character who's pretty much fortune's punching bag, he sure is lucky with the ladies.
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I couldn't imagine this piece with any other coloring style. The color is magnificent for the piece, you feel the true spirit of the REAL spiderman and the comics, this piece is more than just a cover, it's a beautiful breathtaking work of art and your style, such smooth lines and careful work and gorgeous detail in all the right places. This piece is a marvel. I would pay a lot of money to have JUST a piece of it on my wall.
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