Descripton: In an homage to the classics on a fairly recent comic book, Ken Haeser’s drawing of masked Wolverine’s mug scowls behind cover artist Marko Djurdjevic’s Spider-Man, who is immersed in his thoughts over his suffering Aunt May and a decision that can change everything. Suffering is a constant in many of our heroes’ stories, and two Marvel heroes that fit the theme well are the two on this very cover. Both coming from tragic back stories, their later runs don’t change; Spider-Man gives up any recollection of his marriage to Mary Jane in order to save Aunt May, and the Wolverine undergoes several bouts of brainwashing, amnesia, fusing adamantium to his bones, having the adamantium ripped out of his body, fusing it back… No end in sight for the amount of pain these heroes must go through. That factor alone can make or break a dynamic hero. Placing these two together can instigate nothing less than the role pain plays in our favorite stories.
Descripton: Joe Quesada, a prolific writer and penciler who has worked in both DC and Marvel, teamed up with J. Michael Straczynski on this Spider-Man arc. The cover, featuring Mephisto has been signed and remarked with a Magneto sketch by Ken Haeser. This comic, one of a set of of 499, features the final chapter in the controversial One More Day arc which sees Peter Parker in his final day of pondering whether to accept the Faustian deal.
Descripton: In this specially limited series of drawings, Rubenstein offers a portrait of Peter Parker, void of any element of his alter ego Spider-Man. When writer Dan Slott and artists Humerto Ramos, Marcos Martini and Stefano Caselli set out to devise a new story for Spider-Man, they created a scenario that revolves around Parker finding a new job with Marla Jameson’s help. Much of the series revolves around Parker trying to find resolve for his past mistakes and physical weaknesses to guarantee a better future for him and those closest to him.