Back in 1988, I was managing a comic shop in Lorain, Ohio - we had the pleasure of hosting Ron Frenz for a signing. He was in the middle of his run on THOR and one of my favorite artists. I first met him at a local con where he did a quickie free sketch for me and I invited him to come do a signing a couple months later. He was kind and generous to everyone who asked for a signature and even did tons of free sketches for customers. Ant-Man was in trade for my copy of TALES OF ASGARD #1 . I remember running back to my place in the middle of the signing to grab it for him.
Great guy! #ronfrenz#antman#marvel
First appearance of Speedball in Amazing Spider-Man annual #22 . Written by Tom Defalco and illustrated by Ron Frenz. Such a great cover by Frenz and Romita. First off, perspective. You get a worms eye view or if you were a pedestrian you’d be looking at the sky to see what is happening. Second, all primary colors. I know for the time we didn’t have digital coloring, so it was all basics. But to do it with your red, yellow and blue can be very challenging. Especially if you want to attract the eye. Third, movement. The cover is filled and displayed so you as a viewer start looking at the logo, go down the Empire State building, move down to Spidey, on to Speedball, go down his feet and back up at Daredevil. So you looked at every inch of this image. Or start up at DD and move counter clockwise. Everything was thought of while drawing this cover so it would catch your eye. One other aspect which makes this cover even more appealing to the eye is size. What I mean by that is how close you are from Speedball and how further you are from DD. Well thought by great masters who shaped up this wonderful medium!
I know we’re meant to be thinking about the wistful dialogue and watching the leaf fall, but the framing of Mary Jane and Peter Peter Parker in their tiny 80s jogging shorts, and the positioning of that tree trunk, are clearly telling us about their repressed sexual attraction. Psychoanalysing Amazing Spider-Man #259 from 1984, art by Rob Frenz.
Amazing Spider-Man #259 from 1984. It has the secret origin of Mary Jane Watson, which it turns out is a cautionary tale against women sacrificing their dreams for a man or having kids too early. Her dad was a dick. Plus some great Hobgoblin action. By Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz. Cheers for this @larryboxfilms
Farewell #SteveDitko . 90 years of creativity. Pretty damn amazing. — I first came across Steve as a kid whose Grandmother was kind enough to give him a brown bag with this man’s work in it every time I visited. They were called #MarvelTales . Reprints of #Ditko ’s work. But to me, they were new. And while I loved #RonFrenz ’s modern Ditko-esque rendition, it was Ditko who blew my mind. That gawky, odd, outsider Parker was me (and maybe you). And his beautiful escape into the sky and dreams of the heroic were my aspiration. Something about Ditko’s lines, faces, characters, textures and pacing—it inspired and shocked and enthralled. So much so that when I saw his work in Rom, or Doctor Strange, I immediately gravitated toward it without knowing as a kid that the same mind was behind it...then one day, I stopped buying comics and forgot about Steve. —Years later, I read a book by a certain Russian woman. And something about this book, about its heroes reminded me of that guy Ditko —his Spider-man and something else I couldn’t quite put my finger on. And so I typed in the words online. At first, I found nothing. But within a few months of occasionally putting in the search, I discovered what I had suspected was true. Ditko ‘shrugged’. He was one of ‘them’. The dreaded and begrudgingly respected (sometimes) individualists of a very particular viewpoint. And he won. A lifetime of doing it his way, creating without compromising his values. A true hero. And his work speaks for itself. As such, I continue to pay homage to him in mine, grateful to the man and talent that he was. (For more info, search ‘Ditko and Ayn’) #mrA#steveditko#ditko#spiderman#johngalt#rand#comics#marvel#ditkorip#steveditkoart
A trilogia de #jephloeb e #timsale do #batman já estava separada para ser lida, só que fui a banca e esse encadernado pulou na frente.
Em um curto período de tempo, eu não lia quadrinhos e quando voltei a ler, lia de tudo que passava na minha mão, sendo que uma das coisas que eu adorava na #marvelcomics era #novosguerreiros , eu achava sensacional esses novos heróis que eu já tinha lido anteriormente na #marvelforce da #editoraglobo só que depois de 20 anos, a leitura envelheceu mau, não que seja ruim mas eu tinha uma outra visão dos personagens e histórias, talvez o arco escolhido para o encadernado não fosse tão legal mas valeu reviver a adolescência por alguns minutos.
They finally arrived!!! These are the Amazing Spider-Man #800 regular cover and the 11 “regular” variant covers. This issue came out May 30th and I got a GREAT price from @unknowncomicbooks but I guess slow shipping was the result of getting a great price for these to get to me(36 actual days/25 business days). This is a milestone issue as it’s the 1st Marvel Comic to hit 800 issues!! Spider-Man has always been my favorite character in comics because he was written to have the same problems and insecurities as teenagers do growing up. These are the artists that drew these awesome covers and each one of them deserves the accolades they are getting. Main cover is from the uber talented @thealexrossart, next is the 4th part of a 5 part connecting cover by @ramosland, next up is #johncassaday with his Spider-Man #39 cover swipe, @nkwbradshaw with Spidey/Red Goblin in a mid-air fight, #ronfrenz with his Spidey/Red Goblin battle with a great Peter Parker/Norman Osborn backdrop, the incredible @officialmarkbagleyart with his mid air Spider-Man and Red Goblin ready to battle, #gregland with his soaring Spidey and supporting cast in the background, @frankchoartist with Spider-Man front and center with the women in his life in the backdrop, @paolomrivera has Spider-Man swinging threw the skyscrapers, @terrydodsonart with an iconic Spider-Man swinging pose, and the man who revolutionized the way Spider-Man was to be drawn the Legend #johnromita with his Classic rendition of Spidey mourning the loss of his one true love Gwen Stacey beautifully drawn in the background, and finally the iconic @sir.jeangiraud (moebius) with his interpretation of a brooding Spider-Man. Sorry this is so long but I wanted to give credit to all the artists who drew a cover to this landmark issue. #spiderman#spidermancomics#spiderman800#amazingspiderman800#amazingspiderman#marvel#marvelcomics#comicgeek#comicbooknerd#comicbooks#comicbookdad#comicsareawesome#comicsaregreat#comicsarecool#johnromitasr
A Garota-Aranha (Spider-Girl) foi criada por Tom de Falco e Ron Frenz como uma personagem de um futuro alternativo da Marvel. Publicado pela primeira vez na série What If...? # 105 (1998), cuja as histórias se passam em realidades alternativas com eventos que não ocorreram no universo regular.
Nessa edição, a filha de Peter Parker, o Homem-Aranha, e sua esposa, Mary Jane não morreu antes do nascimento, provocado por um aborto espontâneo por conta da incompatibilidade genética do DNA mutado de Peter Parker.
Nesse futuro alternativo o bebê - que chamava May Parker, em homenagem à tia de Peter - já é uma adolescente e ganhou poderes e assumiu a identidade do pai, que por sua vez perdeu uma das pernas na luta final e também última da sua carreira de herói contra o Duende Verde original. O principal inimigo da Garota-Aranha é Normie Osborn, que se tornou o Duende Verde como haviam sido antes o pai e avô.
Posteriormente, a Garota-Aranha ganhou uma série regular. May tem os mesmos poderes que o pai, mas também tal como ele, possui uma vida social recheada de problemas e desilusões. *****
Spider-Girl was created by Tom de Falco and Ron Frenz as a character from an alternative future of Marvel. First published in the series What If ...? # 105 (1998), whose stories are passed on to alternative realities with events that did not occur in the regular universe.
In this issue, the daughter of Peter Parker, the Spider-Man, and his wife, Mary Jane did not die before the birth, caused by a miscarriage due to the genetic incompatibility of mutated DNA of Peter Parker.
In this alternative future, the baby - who called May Parker, in honor of Peter's aunt - is already a teenager and gained powers and assumed the identity of his father, who lost a leg in the final fight and also last of his career. Hero against the original Green Goblin. The main enemy of Spider-Girl is Normie Osborn, who became the Green Goblin as they had been before the father and grandfather.
Subsequently, the Spider-Girl won a regular series. May has the same powers as the father, but also like him, has a social life full of problems and disappointments.