We got a lot of praise, but there was one thing they wanted us to change about the comic.
They wanted us to make it vertical.
The idea would be that we could space the comic out by separating and enlarging the individual panels, so that it would fit Webtoon’s scrolling format, and so that people could appreciate the details more.
I asked John if he would be willing to start drawing the pages like that instead of in the traditional print-page format, but he felt that we would lose the dynamic composition we had.
So instead, I decided to make a Webtoons edit of each page John draws, and post both versions to Line Webtoon.
During the late 90s, when I was between six and nine years old, I was a giant Spider-Man fan!
I never read any of the comics, I was more into Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck comics when I was little, but I have enjoyed his adventures through other media.
I was first introduced to the character through the Norwegian dub of the Fox Kids cartoon.
I used to play with my friends, but instead of Cops & Robbers we’d play as Spider-Man and his villains.
Spider-Man villains are the best in the genre, with only Batman villains coming close, so they were a huge reason for my infatuation with the series.
I liked to play as Shocker, due to his cool costume and ability to shoot shock-waves out of his hands. Although I had him confused with Electro for years as a result of his powers being changed from sound based to electrical based in the cartoon for some reason.
Later, I fell in love with Sam Raimi’s first two Spider-Man films from 2002 and 2004.
When I saw Spider-Man 3 in 2007, I was afraid that I had grown out of the franchise, so I was very happy when I later learned that the film was universally despised.
I wonder how many people have thought that they have grown out of something they loved simply because they saw a bad iteration of it.
‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ film from 2012 and its 2014 sequel did a lot to make me forgive Spider-Man 3.
Spider-Man 3 may have been the worst of the Raimi films, but it was still a film about Spider-Man, not a Sony marketing campaign starring a cool dude dressing up as Spidey on a lark.
So after three subpar Spider-movies in a row, it felt amazing to see Peter Parker show up in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ in 2016, fighting alongside Iron Man and the other Avengers, back in the nurturing arms of Marvel Studios.
And then ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ took that ball and ran with it the very next year, and now ‘Homecoming’ is my second favorite Spider-Man film ever, my favorite being Spider-Man 2.
This year, Spider-Man played a pivotal role in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, next year will have sequels to both ‘Infinity War’ and ‘Homecoming’ with ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ being released, and at the moment I am having a great time playing the new PlayStation 4 Spider-Man game.
It really makes me feel like I’m a friendly neighborhood spiderman, as I swing through New York with ease.
And today, 14th of December 2018, the new animated film ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is released, and by all accounts I’ve heard so far, it is great.
This is truly a wonderful time to be a Spider-fan!
I don’t know what it is about Spider-Man that makes me like him so much.
I have a fear of heights (and I don’t much care for speed either), yet I often imagine myself swinging from building to building.
Perhaps, with great imagination comes a loss of anxiety.