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Spidey's Women by AdamHughes Spidey's Women by AdamHughes
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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On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Great look at all the women in Peter's life!
Daze-Hounders Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is literally one of my favorites pieces from you!
greenisagoodboy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Student
love it
IslandMan949 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
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.
furtiveartist Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
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 (neƩ Watson).

- Liz Allen. (What a gimme.)

Where's Debra Whitman?
RidersofArmageddon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2018  Student 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.
furtiveartist Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
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:…
Ren-o27 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
poor spidey looks exhausted :( (Sad) . Love the style Love  
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.
shadamy20 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Love the style
Madpredator Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Who is the short haired lady?
paintpops Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
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. :)
emilyonthehunt Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
This image contains cuteness and bad assery. :)
skywyze Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had tried everything finding this was the greatest thing thats ever happened my success was effortless just think of all the possibilities
bigcheda Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
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
EgySpawn Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Fantastic Way to Burn Calories
br8 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Nice opportunity
Livyatan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I am my own boss try it out for yourself
turbosinaboy Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
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.
Audranasa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
whoz shorthaired one?
yodasoja Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Betty Brant (aka Peter's first love).
Audranasa Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
D-Is-For-Dada Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student
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.
Kaelon16 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
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.
Luluvalentine Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Writer
beautiful!!! but ...spidey pool forever!!! lol
RidersofArmageddon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Student General Artist
Fuck spideypool. And fuck OMD.
ArtemOrlov Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Sweety Dreamy
reactivator Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student
Mitsukai-inki Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Very good :)
Mad-Maven Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
soo fantastic
DANIELTOLEDO Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i been wanting to do something like this but with link and all his women he has hooked up with
charnelle-volcom9 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Artist
This one is my FAVORITE!!! Nice job!!! :D
ToMASSACRE Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome, I wish I could get a print of it. Maybe sell some at Thoughtbubble perhaps? lol ^_^'
O-b-s-e-s-s-e-d Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
My GOD I love this so much. Spidey's love life sure was interesting in the comic books; I'm so glad for your fantastic style being applied to such worthy subjects!
pgf95 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
looks like rihana!
equinox-night Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Ditto on the Gwen-era fascination. simply the best... and you have captured the Zeitgeist
TomMadeleine Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
looove it :)
AxelOfArt Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
The coloring style effect looks good here, but if you ever upload another color version, that'd be cool =D
Wyndell213 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Very good!
whitetiger76 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
who is the gal with short dark hair?
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Betty Brandt, J. Jonah Jameson's old secretary and Peter Parker's second girlfriend.
abbyga8 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
>lololool it`s nice & wonderfull ;)
cbmatt8 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I really like how you made Gwen Stacy the main focal point of the piece. She is a character that never gets enough credit these days. If you think leading lady in Spiderman, its Mary Jane. But Gwen came first, and will always be first.
Smurfyeah Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Turned out amazing! I think the flat colors work well for it!
Lysinanaa Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
,Hii. super Thanks ^^
DamonDiebEin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
This is a fantastic piece, but I'm quite ashamed to say I don't recognize the girl chewing on her pen...
turbosinaboy Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Betty Brandt.
DamonDiebEin Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
*facepalm* Right. Duh. Thanks, bro. Dunno how I forgot that.
AdamLimbert Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional
Amazing! One of your all-time best pieces!
MTJpub Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Beautiful work. Great concept!
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