I usually like to say that there’s two Spider-Man artists, Ditko and Romita, and everyone is trying to be one or the other. Martin is usually in the Ditko camp of Spider-Man artists but there’s something very Romita-ish in that last panel. It recalls this Romita cover:
I really like the way that Romita and Martin twist Spider-Man’s body in these images and the up-shot angle seems like it should be a natural angle to view the character at but so many images put us on an even level wtih the character. He’s a character that we should be looking up at as he swings over the city.
Can it be?
Moebius’ Grubert has made his way to NYC! It’s a fantastic little detail thrown in by Lee and Martin into the story that has absolutely nothing to do with the story but is a fantastic bone to throw out to Moebius fans.And Martin doesn’t do a half bad Grubert. All I’ll add is that I follow a lot of those “panel of the week” bloggers and I don’t recall any of them throwing this panel into any post. For shame, my fellow bloggers. FOR SHAME!!!!!