Daredevil writer Chip Zdarsky creates fan art for Spider-Man: No Way Home, imagining the death of a major character while paying homage to comics and movies.
With Spider-Man: No Path Home Performing in theaters, comic book writer Chip Zdarksy decided to have some fun over the holidays and reimagine one of Peter Parker’s greatest tragedies as fan art for the film.
Sent by the writer-artist bulletin, Zdarksy begins the letter titled “Merry Christmas” by writing: “I did not see No way home, so that’s probably not a spoiler? ”Readers are then treated to three art slides featuring Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben, whose death is the driving force behind Peter’s choice to become the web-slinger because “with great power there must also come great responsibility. In the comic, Uncle Ben’s heartbreaking death is recreated with Ben arriving through a slingshot ring portal. Doctor Strange, as well as each performance of his killer, who all together repeat their brutal crime.
Uncle Ben shown appears to be the version of Marvel Comics that first appeared alongside Spider-Man in Amazing fantasy # 15, an issue that broke comic book sales records with a copy that holds a 9.6 CGC rating being sold for $ 3.6 million. One of the three shooters featured appears to be Ben’s murderer in the comic book issue as well, with the other two serving as clear representations of the killers of Spider Man real action movies. These two include the portrayals of actor Michael Papajohn and Leif Gantvoort in Spider Man (2002) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), respectively.
Technically, Spider-man 3 admitted that Uncle Ben’s death was an indirect action of Papajohn’s character, who ran into Flint Marko aka Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) while talking to Ben, which prompted Marko to pull the trigger on his gun and shoot Ben. Zdarksy’s artwork illustrates how the characters might have gotten into the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, which featured the return of Church’s Sandman and others Spider Man villains, including Green Goblin by Willem Dafoe, Dr. Otto Octavius by Alfred Molina, Electro by Jamie Foxx and Lizard by Rhys Ifans. So far in the MCU, actor Tom Holland’s Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben has only been directly referenced in a namedrop during an episode of What if…? on Disney +.
In addition to art, Zdarksy is the writer who directed the daredevil series for 36 issues, which has now culminated in an event that he is currently leading alongside artist Marco Checchetto: Reign of the devil. The event sees New York City plunged into chaos as Mayor Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin goes to war with the city’s heroes to satisfy his vendetta against Daredevil. The series is expected to run for six issues, with the first already available on shelves and digitally for purchase.
Spider-Man: No Path Home is now broadcast exclusively in theaters, with Reign of the devil # 2 is slated for release on December 29 from Marvel Comics.
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