This Be Drama

I ran across this image when I was researching for my upcoming Spider-Girl title, which stars Anya Corazon as Spider-Girl. Anya was once known as Arana, of course... thus the connection. I'm pretty much in love with this cover, as it is a sci-fi piece that encompasses the three main tenets of heroic sci-fi adventure. Those tenets being, of course 1) a noble and heroic lead, and 2) the lure of the unknown, represented here by the spaceships, and of course the main element of all great literature.... 3) a toolbox in danger. NOTHING says adventure like a toolbox in distress, and a hero willing to risk life and limb in order to protect that toolbox. I can't even look at this cover without wanting to run off to the hardware store and dispatch the enemies of those innocent toolboxes.

!!!! TOOLBOX !!!!

!!!! IN !!!!

!!!! DANGER !!!!


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4 Responses to This Be Drama

  1. Dean

    It looks more like a lunchbox to me. Maybe Arana Verde is just tired of those alien jerks stealing his PB&J from the office fridge.

    I’d suggest a teamup between Spider-Girl and La Arana Verde, Agent of S.W.O.R.D., but some things are just too beautiful ever to exist.

  2. Paul Tobin

    Yeah. I kind of arbitrarily decided it was a toolbox. It certainly could be a lunchbox. Or even possibly a small suitcase… in which case I hope the whole plot revolves around some sort of cosmic undershorts.

  3. Clearly, you’ve never heard of the Green Spider’s teen sidekick, Tocquo. He has the power to turn into a portable record player.

    This is the classic issue when the readers of the comic voted that Tocquo should die. It’s said that when George Pérez was designing the famous cover to the “Death Of Supergirl” issue of “Crisis On Infinite Earths,” he was influenced by Green Spider #8 not in the least.

  4. Paul Tobin

    It’s amazing how plausible that all sounds.

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