Limited Edition, Fan Art Print by Bob McLeod:
THE INCREDIBLE HULK: SPIDEY SCRAMBLE
Fine Art Print: 100
Platinum Art Print: 100
Giclée Canvas: 100
About the Hulk:
Following his accidental exposure to gamma rays while saving the life of Rick Jones during the detonation of an experimental bomb, Banner is physically transformed into the Hulk when subjected to emotional stress, at or against his will. This transformation often leads to destructive rampages and to conflicts that complicate Banner's civilian life. The Hulk's level of strength is normally conveyed as proportionate to his level of anger. Commonly portrayed as a raging savage, the Hulk has been represented with other alter egos, from a mindless, destructive force, to a brilliant warrior, a self hating protector, a genius scientist in his own right, and a gangster.
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!"
About the Creation:
Fans love to imagine the outcomes when favorite heroes are pinned against one another in battle. “I had done a similar Hulk v. Daredevil commission in pencils only, but I wanted to circle back and re-do the image with Spider-Man. I didn’t go through the ink process for this print, choosing instead to use photoshop to darken the original pencils and then move straight on to the color process.” - 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: Marvel
- Production / Publication: Marvel Comics
- Character: Hulk, Spider-Man
- Genre: Superhero
- Product: Art Print
- Program: Exclusive Fan Art
- Subject: Fan Art