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Drawing Crazy Patterns – Spider-Man Lifting Heavy Objects

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Drawing Crazy Patterns – Spider-Man Lifting Heavy Objects

In this feature, I spotlight five scenes/moments from within comic book stories that fit under a specific theme (basically, stuff that happens frequently in comics). Here is an archive of all the patterns we’ve spotlighted so far.

Today, in the last one of the month, I will spotlight Spider-Man lifting heavy objects!


The king of this pattern is definitely Amazing Spider-Man #33, by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko…

In Spectacular Spider-Man #168, Gerry Conway and Sal Buscema use this approach. First, She-Hulk and Spider-Man lift a heavy object…

And then She-Hulk (who was really the Space Phantom) drops it on Spider-Man. So Spider-Man has to lift an object that took he and She-Hulk to lift initially…

In the 30th Anniversary issue of Amazing Spider-Man, #365, David Michelinie, Mark Bagley and Randy Emberlin re-visit this approach…

And in the last issue of the Spider-Man books before they re-launched with Howard Mackie writing both titles (Amazing Spider-Man and Peter Parker: Spider-Man), Howard Mackie, John Romita Jr. and Scott Hanna brought us Peter Parker: Spider-Man #98, where a bomb goes off in the Daily Bugle’s offices!!

This leads to an extended riff on the whole “Spider-Man lifts heavy objects” motif. There’s so many pages I can’t share them all with you. Here are a few…

Most recently, in Amazing Spider-Man #578, Mark Waid and Marcos Martin did a short riff on the idea…

But an issue later they did an even cooler VARIATION on the riff, and I’ll share both of them with you…

Stunning work from Martin. Great idea by Waid. A great pair of issues.

Okay, that’s it for Drawing Crazy Patterns month! I hope you enjoyed it! Go check out the archive!

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