Limited Edition, Fan Art Print by Bob McLeod:
SPIDER-MAN, SUPERMAN TEAM-UP
Fine Art Print: 100
Platinum Art Print: 100
Giclée Canvas: 100
In Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, Midtown High School student Peter Benjamin Parker is a science-whiz orphan living with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. As depicted in Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962), he is bitten by a radioactive spider at a science exhibit and "acquires the agility and proportionate strength of an arachnid". Along with heightened athletic abilities, Parker gains the ability to adhere to walls and ceilings. Through his native knack for science, he develops a gadget that lets him fire adhesive webbing of his own design through small, wrist-mounted barrels. Initially seeking to capitalize on his new abilities, Parker dons a costume and, as "Spider-Man", becomes a novelty television star. However, "He blithely ignores the chance to stop a fleeing thief, [and] his indifference ironically catches up with him when the same criminal later robs and kills his Uncle Ben." Spider-Man tracks and subdues the killer and learns, in the story's next-to-last caption, "With great power there must also come—great responsibility!"
Superman was born on the fictional planet Krypton and was named Kal-El. When he was a baby, his parents sent him to Earth in a small spaceship moments before Krypton was destroyed in a natural cataclysm. His ship landed in the American countryside, near the fictional town of Smallville. He was found and adopted by farmers Jonathon and Martha Kent, who named him Clark Kent. Clark developed various superhuman abilities, such as incredible strength and impervious skin. His adoptive parents advised him to use his abilities for the benefit of humanity, and he decided to fight crime. To protect his personal life, he changes into a colorful costume and uses the alias "Superman" when fighting crime. Clark resides in the fictional American city of Metropolis, where he works as a journalist for the Daily Planet.
About the Creation:
Originally created in 1994 to be used as part of a promotional display at an event, this cross over of worlds and heroes features the iconic Amazing Spider-Man and the Man of Steel, Superman. "I created this print using permanent markers. The ‘90s wasn’t a time of my usual inking style. The original was later donated to the HeroesCon (Charlotte NC)." – Bob McLeod
About the Artist:
Bob McLeod, born in Florida in 1951 is a Hall of Fame comic art legend who is best known for co-creating Marvel Comics’ The New Mutants with writer Chris Claremont. Bob’s illustrious credentials also include work on The Incredible Hulk, Conan the Barbarian, Legion of Super Heroes, Detective Comics, Wonder Woman and The New Titans, Star Wars and Spider-Man.
Art Print Details
- Brand: DC, Marvel
- Production / Publication: DC Comics, Marvel Comics
- Character: Superman Spider-Man
- Genre: Superhero
- Product: Art Print
- Program: Artist Fan Art
- Subject: Fan Art, Mash Up