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Exclusive Extended First Look: The Spider #1

More pages are revealed and tell us a little more about who the Spider is.

Last month Dynamite Entertainment announced they will be bringing back The Spider with David Liss and Colton Worley taking the reigns in the classic pulp character. The first issue is on sale this May and while the first five pages had been revealed before, Dynamite has given us an exclusive first look at a few more. Check them out.

The Spider #1

Writer: David Liss

Artist: Colton Worley

Covers: Alex Ross (25%), John Cassaday (25%), Francesco Francavilla (25%), Ron Lesser (25%)

Rating: Teen +

One of the greatest pulp characters of all time is now re-launched into the 21st century! The world knows Richard Wentworth as a decorated war hero and the son of a wealthy industrialist - but only a few confidants know the truth. As New York City slides into violence and despair, Wentworth has transformed himself into a force of justice as The Spider! With only his wits, his technology, and his pistols to aid him, he fights a one-man war against crime, but when a mysterious new villain threatens the city with an unspeakable horror, it may be more than even The Spider can handle. How far will a sane man go to restore order to an insane world?
== TEASER ==
John Cassaday cover
Francesco Francavilla cover
Ron Lesser cover
31 Comments
Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

I like it! I might buy if I have cash at the time

Posted by JonesDeini

Going to be so hard to say no to this/The Shadow

Posted by jsphsmth

I was initially not happy with the decison to place this in modern times, but the preview art and interviews with Liss have won me over. Cannot wait of this and The Shadow this Spring.

Posted by Dedpool

I like it! I love the laser sights making the web-pattern. And I've always wanted a modern take on a pul0p character.

Posted by Greenflashlight

Yeah I will be getting this book now

Posted by RalfvdH

I'm not a fan of the art.... The people looks a bit dead to me... (and I mean the ones who suppose to be living)

Posted by Decept-O

Looks like traces over photographs. Bit disappointed. The covers are great but I am sorry, it just looks like someone traced pictures. If I am wrong I apologize.

Posted by The Impersonator

The art looks great more like similar to the Blade Runner comic.

Posted by LuisEscobar

@Decept-O said:

Looks like traces over photographs. Bit disappointed. The covers are great but I am sorry, it just looks like someone traced pictures. If I am wrong I apologize.

Yup, I agree.

Posted by Kal'smahboi
@Decept-O said:

Looks like traces over photographs. Bit disappointed. The covers are great but I am sorry, it just looks like someone traced pictures. If I am wrong I apologize.

Wait. So the art is too realistic? Or do you think that the artist literally traced photographs?
Posted by ReVamp

I like.

@Kal'smahboi said:

@Decept-O said:

Looks like traces over photographs. Bit disappointed. The covers are great but I am sorry, it just looks like someone traced pictures. If I am wrong I apologize.

Wait. So the art is too realistic? Or do you think that the artist literally traced photographs?

I think if anything he used them for reference.

Posted by Kal'smahboi
@ReVamp said:

I like.

@Kal'smahboi said:

@Decept-O said:

Looks like traces over photographs. Bit disappointed. The covers are great but I am sorry, it just looks like someone traced pictures. If I am wrong I apologize.

Wait. So the art is too realistic? Or do you think that the artist literally traced photographs?

I think if anything he used them for reference.

Could just be his style, no?
Posted by ReVamp

@Kal'smahboi said:

@ReVamp said:

I like.

@Kal'smahboi said:

@Decept-O said:

Looks like traces over photographs. Bit disappointed. The covers are great but I am sorry, it just looks like someone traced pictures. If I am wrong I apologize.

Wait. So the art is too realistic? Or do you think that the artist literally traced photographs?

I think if anything he used them for reference.

Could just be his style, no?

Yes, but he used reference more likely than not. Its not a bad thing, many many artists use reference.

Posted by Mad_Wolverine

@Decept-O said:

Looks like traces over photographs. Bit disappointed. The covers are great but I am sorry, it just looks like someone traced pictures. If I am wrong I apologize.

I agree, I like a comic to maintain a comic book feel, and having a distinctive art style is the main way in which it does this. When artists try and imitate real life it takes away from the whole feel of the tale. It's technically good, but ultimately soulless.

The covers are awesome though, especially John Cassady's.

Posted by pspin

Even though this is supposed tobe dark and serious, when I see those pictures I get the classic Spider-Man song playing in my head

Posted by kennybaese

I think the art has a very surreal quality that'll fit the tone of the book really well. I'm excite for this, though I'll probably be waiting for a trade.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Sooo getting this in May, I'm so excited and ready for it. All I have to say is that they better have the Ross cover of this and Shadow when I go in two months to get these or I will be quite mad. They didn't last time at my LCS when I was still collecting Green Hornet and I was not happy to say the least!

Posted by Decept-O

@Kal'smahboi: I think whomever did the interior "art" did just that, traced over existing photographs. If that isn't the case, then by God the realism is incredible.

Either way it isn't to my liking. To each their own and if I my opinion isn't agreeable with some people, that does not make me a bad person. Just my opinion.

Posted by Decept-O

@Mad_Wolverine: I am of the same school of thought regarding comic book art. Don't get me wrong, realistic art is incredible if it is done the traditional way, but when people start using photographs and tracing over them or what have you, it detracts from the comic for me. I like a "comic book" feel to the art if that makes any sense.

Posted by Kal'smahboi
@Decept-O said:

@Kal'smahboi: I think whomever did the interior "art" did just that, traced over existing photographs. If that isn't the case, then by God the realism is incredible.

Either way it isn't to my liking. To each their own and if I my opinion isn't agreeable with some people, that does not make me a bad person. Just my opinion.

I wasn't implying that. Not my favorite art either, but it's interesting. 
@ReVamp said:

Yes, but he used reference more likely than not. Its not a bad thing, many many artists use reference.

Alex Ross, for example.
Posted by krazyman27

That cab has the same area code as me... neat-o!

Posted by Decept-O

@Kal'smahboi: Sorry again, my mistake. Just got several users all in a row almost immediately quoting me made me a bit uneasy. I hear you, and thanks.

Posted by Kinasin_

Looks savage.

Posted by davidgrantlloyd

I like the Francesco Francavilla cover best!

Posted by ReVamp

@Kal'smahboi: Exactly who I was thinking.

Posted by KidSupreme

Im gonna go buy this!

Posted by Kal'smahboi
@ReVamp: And nobody's complaining haha
Posted by KRYPTON

The Spider is BAACK!!!

Posted by raider17

looks like Lobster Johnson and his burning claw of justice

Posted by LuisEscobar

@Decept-O said:

@Mad_Wolverine: I am of the same school of thought regarding comic book art. Don't get me wrong, realistic art is incredible if it is done the traditional way, but when people start using photographs and tracing over them or what have you, it detracts from the comic for me. I like a "comic book" feel to the art if that makes any sense.

Still agree.

Posted by Decept-O

@LuisEscobar: Thanks, man, glad to know I am not alone with that sentiment.