Here are all the Spider comic covers. Except the embarrassing
The Spider Presents: Quiver which I never really understood. To make up for
that omission -- or, really, that whole dark episode -- I submit to you my own fantasy
Spider Comics (1940) cover.
Eclipse Books (1990-92)
Tim Truman brings The Spider into the '90s ("as imagined in the '30s")
in a cool hooded getup reminiscent of his own creation The Prowler.
Insight Studios (1999)
Mark Wheatley gives us the one, true Spider in all his lank-haired, vampire-like glory.
Popular always shied away from this look on their covers, but not Mark!
Vanguard Publishing (2004)
I love Gene Colan's art. But I only like his version of The Spider --
an update that seems to be based on the dashing coverboy that Popular Publications used to obscure
The Spider's true nature.
What If ...? (1940s)
WHAT IF there HAD been a Spider comic book in the 1940s? After collecting many Street & Smith Shadow and Doc Savage comics
from the period I started to imagine what Popular Publication might have done. I can definitely see them using the very comics-friendly
serial version of the costume ... and I couldn't resist throwing in superheroish versions of
Operator #5 and G-8 ...