1996

¬†ASM 413-416, TAC 235-238, SM 69-72, SSM 6-9, SMU 13, SMTU 3-4. This image is all-out action because the human story was so stupid. Peter Parker, having lost his spider powers, suddenly became very ill, went to the hospital, died, then immediately came back to life with his powers restored. This was them pulling a hard 180 on their Ben Reilly plans, and doing it as fast and messy as possible. So with that nonsense as the subplot, all that’s left is the fights. Spider-Man fights the Lizard and a fake the Lizard, created by goofy new psuedo-science. A ridiculous bad girl cliche named Delilah is introduced to menace our hero. Dragon Man shows up. And the newly restored Peter Parker helps Ben fight a bunch of sentinels during Onslaught. Plus team-ups with the Avengers, Fantastic Four and Luke Cage & Iron Fist. Scorpion gets a terrible new costume, Mysterio teams u with Armada and gets a 2nd terrible new costume in a year, the Looter & Swarm return. I tried to draw a lot of the characters like the artist from the books, and didn’t do it well at all! A Mike Weiringo-style Spidey, Sal Buscema’s Fake Lizard & Dragon Man, Luke Ross’s Todd McFarlane impression’s Real Lizard, John Romita, Jr.’s Peter Parker, Mark Bagley’s Delilah. Ultimately, I don’t think you can tell, but if I could just draw like a beloved comic artist at will, I would be a much better artist. Especially way back when I did this, when it was drawing #16. I think I got better at the emulation over the years…