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June 21, 2004 1:57 PM   Subscribe

Forget translations. Spiderman gets remade, bottom-to-top, for the subcontinent.
posted by Tlogmer (17 comments total)


posted by Tlogmer at 1:59 PM on June 21, 2004

I think that looks very very cool.
posted by nthdegx at 2:16 PM on June 21, 2004

This is neat. It's about two thirds of the way to being a very cool anime ninja spiderman.

I want Venom!
posted by The God Complex at 2:30 PM on June 21, 2004

(the only strange thing is that it's not as if spiderman's regular outfit is all that North American. I mean, for the most part, we don't walk around in tights on this side of the pond, so his spidery outfit is just that, spidery. It's not as if he has the spider top and blue jeans on, ya know? Still, it's a an interesting take.)
posted by The God Complex at 2:31 PM on June 21, 2004

A couple of years ago I was hanging with the Justice League, smoking some crazy dope Dr. Strange cooked up, and we were celebrating the great success the Superhero market had in the 90s. Then punkass Hadji stopped flirting with his special buddy Johnny Quest for a second to tell us that were were all going to be outsourced in a few years. We gave him a beatdown and left him naked in Wonder Woman's invisible jet.

How wrong we were.
posted by Stan Chin at 2:55 PM on June 21, 2004

Stan Chin
It sounds like Bandit was lucky that he was at the vet for his annual de-worming that day...
posted by blade at 3:08 PM on June 21, 2004

So what happens when he's climbing a wall and one of those tiny shoes falls off?
posted by Space Coyote at 3:13 PM on June 21, 2004

Jeez, what's next? A Russian Superman?
posted by robbie01 at 3:46 PM on June 21, 2004

Didn't Marvel already do a manga take on Spidey? I remember seeing it back when I still bought comics. It looked interesting, done in the same style as Osamu Tezuka, but it seemed more like a gimmick.

Ah, comics...
posted by RakDaddy at 4:14 PM on June 21, 2004

Its kind of like spiderman and prince of persia had a kid together. I don't exactly know how it would happen but the evidence is quite strong.
posted by Keyser Soze at 4:30 PM on June 21, 2004

Spider-Man. Not "Spiderman." Spider-Man.
posted by SPrintF at 4:41 PM on June 21, 2004

I wonder if there's any new stories or just re-worked art. I recognise some art in other graphic novels in Gotham's line from 20 years ago.
posted by page404 at 5:13 PM on June 21, 2004

Apologies, SPrintF.
posted by Tlogmer at 7:10 PM on June 21, 2004

Spider-Man. Not "Spiderman." Spider-Man.

posted by The God Complex at 8:09 PM on June 21, 2004

It's "Spider-Man" because Spiderman looks too typographically similar to Superman and Marvel wanted that distance to avoid lawsuits.

As for the costume, it doesn't really appeal to me, but I guess I'm not the target audience so it doesn't matter.
posted by Veritron at 9:09 PM on June 21, 2004

the Greek Spiderman
posted by taz at 1:08 AM on June 22, 2004

"It's not Phil Spiderman".

Oh wait. Friends quotes are lame, right?
posted by nthdegx at 5:15 AM on June 22, 2004

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