Limited Edition, Fan Art Print by Mostafa Moussa:
SPIDER-MAN: SYMBIOTE SCRAP
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!"
The symbiote that would be later known as the Venom Symbiote was spawned at some point during the reign of the dark elder god Knull. Much of the symbiote's history prior to its arrival on Battleworld is unclear, in part due to its memories having been erased, modified, or otherwise altered numerous times. According to some sources (including itself), the symbiote was the 998th of its lineage, while others purport it to be the first symbiote created by Knull.
About Carnage :
Following a dark and disturbed childhood which culminated in him burning down an orphanage, Cletus became a serial killer and was eventually convicted for eleven consecutive life sentences. Incarcerated at Ryker's Island Prison, Cletus eventually became cellmates with Eddie Brock, who had been separated from the Venom symbiote. When the alien returned to rescued Eddie, it left behind its asexually-produced offspring. The newborn symbiote bonded to Cletus and amalgmated with his blood, transforming him into the monstrous Carnage.
About the Creation:
The Amazing Spider-Man has his hands full in this three-way battle with the symbiotes Venom and Carnage. "Based on one of my earlier commissions right when I was starting up in the late ‘90s. I still love that it is not a gang-up on Spidey but that everyone is fighting each other. Use of sharp and rough lines helped communicate the intense action and villainous hate.” – Mostafa Moussa
About the Artist:
Mostafa Moussa was born November 1978 in Seymour Indiana and now resides with his family in Houston, Texas. He is an accomplished comic book artist and inker who values collaborative art projects over going alone. His most recognized work includes covers and interior work for Batman, The Flash, Superman, Fantastic Four and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Mostafa has inked for some of the industry’s most recognized artists like Chad Hardin (Harley Quinn), Alé Garza (Batgirl) and Carlo Barberi (Deadpool).
Art Print Details
- Brand: Marvel, Spider-Man
- Production / Publication: Marvel Comics
- Character: Spider-Man, Venom, Carnage
- Genre: Superhero
- Product: Art Print
- Program: Artist Fan Art
- Subject: Fan Art