Cheers meets Justice League
Superpub 83
Superpub 83
11th Jul 2016, 11:07 AM
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Ryan Lee Blu-Ray Commentary
Just to have everybody on the same page…once upon a time Joe Quesada decided that a married Spider-Man was a dull Spider-Man. Naturally he had Peter Parker broker a deal with Mephisto to undo that. Most men just cheat and leave their phones out for their wives to discover. The paperwork usually follows shortly. But not Spider-Man! He needed Satan to erase his nuptials from the universe. Anywho.

More importantly, Taint looks terrific! Looks like Mike has the Arachnoid in a Miles Morales-style costume. Not sure if that was always the case, but that also looks good.

After the last strip, the idea of the Man-Swamp cooking jalapeño poppers in the kitchen entertains the crap out of me, too. It’s a fun little world we’re building. Maybe the whole Legion of Monsters is back there. Michael Morbius washing dishes! That would make my day….

Monster Mike Blu-Ray Commentary
I’m quite pleased with our Venom analog’s name: Taint. It works on so many levels.

When Ryan sent me the script for this one, I was hesitant because villains aren’t supposed to be in Superpub. But, he also mentioned that Venom is pretty much seen as an “anti-hero” these days. That’s good enough for me. The design is pretty much a straight rip on the Erik Larsen/Mark Bagley, wagging tongue version of Venom.

I added a spider web texture to finish it off and then I realized I forgot to draw the webbing on Arachnoid. So I put the texture on him as well. That will be the look going forward.