Original Art by Chad Hardin:
SECRET WARS #8: COVER RECREATION
CHAD HARDIN - ROUGHS, MOSTAFA MOUSSA - INKS
- Size: 11x17
- Medium: Ink
- Type: Cover Art
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 Secret Wars:
A cosmic entity called the Beyonder observes the mainstream Marvel universe. Fascinated by the presence of superheroes on Earth and their potential, this entity chooses a group of both heroes and supervillains and teleports characters against their will to 'Battleworld', a planet created by the Beyonder in a distant galaxy. This world has also been stocked with alien weapons and technology. The Beyonder then declares: "I am from beyond! Slay your enemies and all that you desire shall be yours! Nothing you dream of is impossible for me to accomplish!"
About the Artist:
Chad Hardin grew up in the desert of Las Vegas, Nevada. His earliest work was the animation of video games, including God of War’ and ‘Destroy All Humans’. Today, he is best recognized as an illustrator of ‘Harley Quinn’ in the hit DC Comics series, and creator of ‘Death Watch’ with Artist Elite.
Art Print Details
- Brand: Marvel, Secret Wars
- Production / Publication: Marvel Comics
- Character: Spider-Man, Venom, Knull, Mr. Fantastic, She-Hulk, The Thing, Wolverine, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Storm, Red Skull, Doctor Octipus
- Genre: Superhero
- Product: Art Print
- Program: Artist Fan Art
- Subject: Comic Book Cover, Fan Art