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Spider-man cover by diablo2003 Spider-man cover by diablo2003
This is the cover to What If? Spider-man: The Other from Marvel Comics. I'm really proud of this one because Peter David is the writer of the issue and he didn't know what story to write until he saw my cover. Apparently it inspired him to write, what he calls, the creepiest story he's ever written so I'm very flattered. The cover is an homage to Joe Quesada's original 'Spider-man:the Other #1 cover' which was an homage to Da Vinci's 'Proportions of the Human Body' so I guess you could say it's a double homage. Pencils and inks by me with colors by Christina Strain. You can read more about the issue here:


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Hope you dig!

EDIT BONUS!: For anyne that's still checking this image, here's the translated text. When reversed, translated, and read correctly, it translates as:

"(Top): Rest in peace / The play is over / The fat lady has sung / Death equals all things / Death is everything's final limit / Never despair! / Not all of me will die / It ain't over until it's over / Everything changes, nothing perishes / You have a big piece of spinach in your front teeth.

(Bottom): While I breathe, I hope / Nature does nothing in vain / Look around you, remember that you are mortal / It is said that for a sick man, there is hope as long as there is life / While we have the time, let us do good / I am broken, I am not deflected / Anything said in Latin sounds profound / Get a life / How fearful is this hour / A precipice in front, wolves behind / Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you / For those in misery perhaps better things will follow / We do not fear death, but the thought of death / After the darkness, light / You're from New York, aren't you? / Royally screwed."
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Month356 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesomeness! :D
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BikerNick Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Very creative.
rockslide57 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. I have this poster lol just not with symbiotic spider man like...WTF?
capensis Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   General Artist
I love this cover :)
BradAbdul Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student Artist
To this day, one of the best covers in the history of Spider-Man!
Pencilmech Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
This is sick!! :D
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Lorekeeper-Felkyr Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
That is an amazing cover idea man.
getupor Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Hello Mark

Is there a way to buy this art as poster or something similar ?

I search on the web, and nothing found...

It's maybe the only one my wife will agree to let me install above my desk (thanks DeVinci also).

Thanks for your incredible work.
comic-geek-designer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
spectacular,spectacular spiderman!
Tercollin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
FoankaeMoankae Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I need this!
Nicely done, everyone.
JackLavy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing! (or should I say Superior?)

Epic job!
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved the other event (at least the parts I was able to get a hold of and read).
swordens Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
hadipa Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Uhh, dark, inventive and gorgeous.
Stevie1710 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
how cool is that? No one have an answer?
BubbAStEvELaRiZ Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
This is Beautiful!
How did you create the Parchment and Color?
Did you use any PC Programs or Art Tablet?
AshtonRoxander Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Good idea!!!
iloveseals Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student General Artist
is hauezom
LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooow! awesome!
mesval Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
Haha :lmao: love the artwork :heart: and the translated text are hilarious XD
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daisyofthenight Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I love the words written at the bottom and top of the page.
skysoul25 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student General Artist
this was one of my favorite covers. Thank you Diablo2003
fogfelipeflp Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Freaking cool!
appeltje1990 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Found it on google first, I have it as background for more than three months. and now I find it on deviant, I love this cover. I really do
DaramisPXXVI Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Artist
What can I say that has not been said yet? This is awesome, incredible, beautiful, and just plain excellent.
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