Doing whatever a mysterious stranger can! This is pretty much just for shits and giggles.
(you didn't actually think I was seriously going to do the Swiss Miss, did you?)
If you remember back to character 91, the Sin-Eater, you might recall that the killer wore a "Spider Hero" mask, and I explained that "Spider Hero" was a series of movies ripping off Spider-man that Peter wasn't terribly fond of. That's what this is!
When Peter first started making a name for himself as Spider-man, way back when he was in high school, the public was both afraid of him and absolutely fascinated by him. Talk of a film adaptation was in talks basically immediately, which Peter wasn't aware of until they started filming. Because of the unclear legality of Spider-man's actions and the actual ownership of the character (he did first appear in that wrestling show, though the footage didn't get released to the public until long after the fact) the studio decided to create a character who was essentially Spider-man with the serial numbers filed off. They called him "Spider Hero." No hyphen.
Filming for the first film took place in the summer after Peter graduated high school. Peter actually accidentally caused trouble for the production when he mistakenly thought a scene being filmed was actually a crime in progress--he saw a dude that looked like some sort of half tiger, half man blowing up a bus or something--it was being kinda soon after the Man-Wolf incident and Peter was still kinda sensitive to half human animal hybrids. He attacked the actor in costume and security tried to get a hold of him and it kind of escalated before he realized what was going on.
Reading up more on what was going on with the film, the producers and writers were kind of in the dark regarding his origin and just made stuff up--in the film Spider Hero was an alien from Counter-Earth, or something. The tiger guy was the villain, (Lord Tyger?) a knight who had come to take Spider Hero back to their home planet. It was all pretty dumb, and Peter wasn't having any of it, but without revealing his identity there wasn't much he could legally do.
The film was a box office smash hit, unfortunately, and a sequel began production basically immediately after the first, this one with a bigger budget and longer production cycle than before. This one would be called "Spider Hero & Lady Vermin." Lady Vermin was apparently his love interest, or something. Filming for this one was actually impacted by supervillain activity; Kraven the Hunter, in his long campaign against Spider-man following the Revenge of the Sinister Six, attacked the production while it was filming a scene in Central Park. He apparently was trying to leverage the cast and crew against Spider-man, but of course Spidey ended up defeating the hunter and saving the production of the movie that was sure to be an embarrassment to him in the future.
And an embarrassment it was! It was released to considerably less critical acclaim than the first (around just after the Clone Saga took place), though still made a lot of money, and Spider Hero's intense romance with a rat woman served as an endless fountain of hilarity for Mary Jane.
Of course production on a third was not far behind, but during filming the Sin-Eater attacks began. With the Sin-Eater's use of the Spider Hero mask the public perception of the movie character took a turn for the worse, and the production company decided to stop filming and try to retool it for the time being.
There the film toiled in production hell for a while until a fateful buyout took place--Wilson Fisk, expanding his economic base, bought the rights to the Spider Hero films without even being aware of it until his executives brought it to his attention. Realizing the potential, Fisk ordered the film to be completed with the footage they had already filmed with minimal new footage to be shot for a new ending.
At the tail end of the year after the Spider Island incident (where I said not much happened) the third film in the series was released, rather suddenly at that. Called Spider Hero: Rise of the Swiss Miss, Spider Hero and Lady Vermin found themselves attacked by a being called the Swiss Miss, the queen of the Planet of the Knife Women, the eternal enemies of Counter-Earth. But what most people were talking about in this film wasn't the goofy villains and the romance subplot (Lady Vermin was even killed off in the film rather suddenly)--it was the final act of the film where Spider Hero is abruptly saved from the Swiss Miss by a private military firm owned by a character who sure as hell looked an awful lot like Wilson Fisk. In the end, the Fisk analogue reinvents Spider Hero into Spider-man, for whom Spider-man is eternally grateful to.
Fisk's ending change was as bold as it was bizarre, but the intent was clear. Spider Hero merchandise everywhere was suddenly replaced by Spider-man merchandise, and it all went to line Fisk's pockets. The Kingpin now owned Spider-man, and there wasn't much Peter could do about it.
So that kind of took a dark turn at the end, the plot there being clearly based on a similar one from Ultimate Spider-man.
But basically this started as an excuse to do the goofiest shit I could imagine as a "Spider Hero" movie poster. So I chose one of the dumbest villains in Spider-man history, the Swiss Miss, as a focal point, and decided to also dip my toes into the Spider-man Unlimited pool a bit with Lady Vermin. Just the absolute dumbest nonsense I could muster. If you recall, Spider Hero actually originated in the Mighty Avengers as a knockoff Spider-man costume that Blade wore to conceal his identity--the design is basically lifted straight from that. Lady Vermin's pretty much on model as well. Swiss Miss I took some liberties with (as I figured the crossover between people who will see this picture and people who have actually seen Turn Off the Dark has got to be pretty much zero), and I figured maybe her powerset would be that she can transform her body (or is that her armor?) into various bladed instruments, so she's got scissors for fingers here! It was a fun poster design to do.
And then we have Peter absolutely flabbergasted by what he sees and MJ enjoying Peter's pain a little too much.