Spider-Man: Chapter One #7 cover by John Byrne. 1999.
Wow, this is a perfect example of good art straight up destroyed by bad coloring.
Oh, dear god…
Man, that’s a nice piece of art in black and white.
The coloring isn’t the only thing that kills it (though it certainly does plenty in that regard). The lettering ain’t helping either, both with the blurb covering stuff up and the logo being cropped behind a color hold…
And the weird reflection of spider-man in Mysterio’s helmet kills the rest of the message the coloring is trying to convey: Is Mysterio really there, or is he symbolic?
Wonder if this was a bet to settle the whole ‘Purple sells comic covers’ argument.
According to ancient Egpytian mythology, before the creation of the universe nothing existed except a vast ocean of primordial waters. In the midst of the waters grew a lotus flower. When the flower was mature, it blossomed and with a bright flash of light the god Atum-Ra was born in the form of a golden snake. Atum-Ra ascended to the heavens and coiled into a disk forming the sun. Afterwords Atum-Ra created the rest of the universe, as well as the other gods, and set order to the universe.
NO THIS ISN’T A LIGHTBULB BROUGHT BY THE ALIENS YOU BUNCH OF MORONS!
The simplest explanation is most likely the correct one…
“I’m so mean, I had a dream of beatin’ myself up. ‘Broke my nose, I broke my hand, I wrestled myself to the ground and then, I choked myself to death and broke the choke, and woke up. Aaaarrrrrrgh. I’m mean. You know what I mean.”
Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto appears at Bridge City Comics with special guests Erika Moen and Lucy Bellwoodon Saturday July 19th on 6:00 – 9:00 pm! Corsetto is celebrating her webcomic Girls with Slingshots’ tenth anniversary with a coast-to-coast signing tour.