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Joe Henderson
02-04-2009, 01:11 PM
http://www.comicbookresources.com/images/previews/imagecomics/haunt/Haunt_Teaser.jpg

http://comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=19852

MrClown
02-04-2009, 01:12 PM
Wow. Eleven-year-old me would have been sooooo psyched for this. Now? Not so much.

Roman Noodles
02-04-2009, 01:13 PM
I just made the same joke (or at lieast similar) 20 minutes ago. :lol:

Jef UK
02-04-2009, 01:14 PM
Ew. Jizz Man.

James H
02-04-2009, 01:14 PM
what's comming out of his hands?


Ew. Jizz Man.

EDIT: Nevermind.

Big Poot!
02-04-2009, 01:14 PM
Awesome, must read!

markgrayson
02-04-2009, 01:16 PM
Kirkman's new book?

Eh, maybe.

The Crushtacean
02-04-2009, 01:16 PM
Should they be revealing Black Lantern Spidey yet?

Khrutch
02-04-2009, 01:16 PM
I'm looking forward to this actually. It sounds interesting. Nice to see a full image of the character...finally...heh...

Mr. E!
02-04-2009, 01:17 PM
Wait...you're serious? That's not a joke?

NickT
02-04-2009, 01:17 PM
Ew. Jizz Man.
"No, I said give him jazz hands!"

bartleby
02-04-2009, 01:18 PM
What's that thing that's in the place where his right leg should be?

Buk Was Right
02-04-2009, 01:18 PM
But he doesn't want to do Spider-Man because that would be moving backward.

Khrutch
02-04-2009, 01:19 PM
Wait...you're serious? That's not a joke?

Haunt is real, yes.

Howlett
02-04-2009, 01:20 PM
Are. You. Fucking. Shitting me? :?

killingyouguy
02-04-2009, 01:21 PM
God damn. I already make fun of McFarlane for every character he designs being Spider-Man jammed into some other form. Venom - muscular Spider-man (seriously, how the fuck does he sleep at night claiming to be the sole "creator" of Venom), Spawn - demon Spiderman , Deadpool - ninja Spiderman... etc. And now he drops this on us?

Jef UK
02-04-2009, 01:24 PM
Liefeld designed Deadpool.

Criden
02-04-2009, 01:25 PM
Ew. Jizz Man.

Legit. lol.

adamgreenberger
02-04-2009, 01:51 PM
So McFarlane is actually drawing this? Or just the promo art?

Amedeo
02-04-2009, 01:57 PM
really? really?

killingyouguy
02-04-2009, 01:58 PM
Liefeld designed Deadpool.

I stand corrected. Still Ninja Spider-Man.

cmoney
02-04-2009, 01:59 PM
Never in the design process of this piece did anyone stop and ask "does this look too much like Spider-Man"?

markgrayson
02-04-2009, 02:02 PM
It's the first of four images. Is it possible they purposely made him look like Spider-Man just to get a rise out of people?

cmoney
02-04-2009, 02:03 PM
It's the first of four images. Is it possible they purposely made him look like Spider-Man just to get a rise out of people?

It might even be probable given the writer. :)

bartleby
02-04-2009, 02:03 PM
Never in the design process of this piece did anyone stop and ask "does this look too much like Spider-Man"?

I imagine it was more likely that they reached a point early on in the design process where they asked, "Does this look enough like Spider-Man?"

joshsapien
02-04-2009, 02:07 PM
and the crowd goes mild

-josh

Rod Nunley
02-04-2009, 02:11 PM
Wait. But ... I, what I ... wait, this ... hold on ... :-?

Dan-C
02-04-2009, 02:12 PM
McFarlane and Leifeld really need to have a chat with some IP lawyers.

Xorn
02-04-2009, 02:18 PM
he should team up with the awesome smash asap!

Buk Was Right
02-04-2009, 02:18 PM
It's the first of four images. Is it possible they purposely made him look like Spider-Man just to get a rise out of people?


It might even be probable given the writer. :)

So you guys are claiming Nerd-Bait?

I could see that.

Rod Nunley
02-04-2009, 02:19 PM
I just am amazed that between the obvious talent that the two big names involoved in this that they couldn't come up with something more original (even if only in appearance) and that they didn't take a look at that character design and think ... hey, maybe this is something that's already been done. And you know ... better, like over 50 freaking years ago.

markgrayson
02-04-2009, 02:20 PM
So you guys are claiming Nerd-Bait?

I could see that.

I ALWAYS claim Nerd Bait.

Dark Sasha
02-04-2009, 02:26 PM
It does look like jizz.

DaveCummings
02-04-2009, 02:27 PM
http://www.comicbookresources.com/images/previews/imagecomics/haunt/Haunt_Teaser.jpg

I hope it's actually him and not the other times where McFarlane's doing the art, where it's really Capullo drawing with McFarlane inking...though after the years, I think I prefer Capullo's art over McFarlane. It is nice to see him drawing again, though I wish he'd do this 9 years ago.

DaveCummings
02-04-2009, 02:28 PM
Doh! Nevermind, I didn't see the other thread. Sorry 'bout that

TonyFleecs
02-04-2009, 02:28 PM
Sold!

markgrayson
02-04-2009, 02:29 PM
It does look like jizz.

Let us know when it looks like pee.

Thomas Mauer
02-04-2009, 02:29 PM
What's that thing that's in the place where his right leg should be?

It's supposed to be his foot at such an angle that you don't see the calf. Took me a while to figure that out, too.

Dark Sasha
02-04-2009, 02:30 PM
Let us know when it looks like pee.

You're going on the list!!!:mad:

MAK15
02-04-2009, 02:31 PM
how the fuck do you get your leg to bend that way at the knee?

Cactusakic
02-04-2009, 02:31 PM
*looks at thread directly above this one*

DaveCummings
02-04-2009, 02:32 PM
I hope that it's McFarlane that's actually drawing it, and not like the way it was with the Korn cover, where it was actually Capullo drawing it with McFarlane inking. Though I think I prefer Capullo now over McFarlane. I'll definitely check it out. Though his work may not be to my taste now, I have to check it out because his work was what got me interested in comics in the first place. That said, I wish he'd do this 9 years ago.

markgrayson
02-04-2009, 02:32 PM
You're going on the list!!!:mad:

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm136/chrispowell_2008/Oh%20Snap/1222576528411.gif

You can keep that.:)

xanderharris
02-04-2009, 02:32 PM
oh look! It's Spider-Man!

Cactusakic
02-04-2009, 02:32 PM
Let us know when it looks like pee.

www.instantrimshot.com

NickT
02-04-2009, 02:34 PM
*looks at thread directly above this one*
But by posting in it, this one is above the other :)

Ray G.
02-04-2009, 02:35 PM
:lol:

I wonder how long it'll be till he gets bored of this.

Cactusakic
02-04-2009, 02:36 PM
But by posting in it, this one is above the other :)

It's a paradox!

Is your name Charles Whitmore?

WNCE
02-04-2009, 02:37 PM
Wait a minute... this looks an awful lot like the HULK!

MAK15
02-04-2009, 02:37 PM
hmmm... first Smash... now Haunt... wonder what Marvel icon will be ripped off next?

Hoggie
02-04-2009, 02:38 PM
Thats just sad looking. Spidey + rabbit mask from Donnie Darko = FAIL.

Xorn
02-04-2009, 02:40 PM
hmmm... first Smash... now Haunt... wonder what Marvel icon will be ripped off next?

my bet is on iron man

Gordon Chumway
02-04-2009, 02:40 PM
Why didn't they call this "Jizzman"?

NickT
02-04-2009, 02:42 PM
So you guys are claiming Nerd-Bait?

I could see that.
It's possible, but is the best way to use the first advertising for McFarlane's return to comics a fakeout?

Dark Sasha
02-04-2009, 02:42 PM
Well it is creator owned.

Rod Nunley
02-04-2009, 02:45 PM
hmmm... first Smash... now Haunt... wonder what Marvel icon will be ripped off next?

Next up is Lt. Commander USA. A crime fighting former Viet-Nam Naval officer who was found floating in a block of ... um ... amber that kept him alive. Revived as a man out of time he fights for his country with his mighty gauntlet and American flag disco pants.

MAK15
02-04-2009, 02:46 PM
my bet is on iron man

Lord Titanium?

markgrayson
02-04-2009, 02:48 PM
It's possible, but is the best way to use the first advertising for McFarlane's return to comics a fakeout?

Why not? It's one of the things of the things he famous for (Spider-Man) and it has everyone in here talking about it.

Patch
02-04-2009, 02:54 PM
Spawn of the Amazing Spider-Venom


Way to stretch guys.

Lyfeforce
02-04-2009, 02:56 PM
It's possible, but is the best way to use the first advertising for McFarlane's return to comics a fakeout?

No, but we've seen a bunch of fake-outs with certain covers and all sorts of stuff in the last year or so. Not saying it's the smartest move ever, but there's precedent.

Also: yeah. Apparently Spidey's whites got mixed with his darks on laundry day AND didn't mix the webbing formula right. I guess even superheroes have bad days.

Xorn
02-04-2009, 02:56 PM
or they totally steal Iron Shark because it is that awesome

Mattman
02-04-2009, 02:56 PM
Why not? It's one of the things of the things he famous for (Spider-Man) and it has everyone in here making fun of it.
Fixed.

markgrayson
02-04-2009, 02:58 PM
Fixed.

Well I never said they were saying anything GOOD about it.:lol:

bartleby
02-04-2009, 02:58 PM
Spawn of the Amazing Spider-Venom


Way to stretch guys.


Writers get too much of the credit in the comics medium.



;)

markgrayson
02-04-2009, 03:00 PM
Also: yeah. Apparently Spidey's whites got mixed with his darks on laundry day AND didn't mix the webbing formula right. I guess even superheroes have bad days.

Isn't that what Anti-Venom looks like?

Ashwin Pande
02-04-2009, 03:01 PM
Too 90s.

Lyfeforce
02-04-2009, 03:02 PM
Isn't that what Anti-Venom looks like?

nah, anti venom's got that tu-toned deal going on. if they mixed the white up with the black, then we'd be in business. Also, I wanted to use the laundry analogy. :surrend:

Jerome Gibbons
02-04-2009, 03:02 PM
If Spider-Man and Spawn had a baby, it would be incest.

Lyfeforce
02-04-2009, 03:05 PM
If Spider-Man and Spawn had a baby, it would be incest.

Winner.

Jason California
02-04-2009, 03:05 PM
I just hope that Erik Larsen has something to say about this.

c.rob
02-04-2009, 03:06 PM
i'll give it a try. granted, of course, that it is actually Mcfarlane doing pencils.

Dan-C
02-04-2009, 03:09 PM
I ALWAYS claim Nerd Bait.

It does look like jizz.

:mistrust:


If Spider-Man and Spawn had a baby, it would be incest.

It would also be incredibly hard since they both have boy parts.

MAK15
02-04-2009, 03:13 PM
It would also be incredibly hard since they both have boy parts.

Spawn has been alive, been dead, been an angel, been a god, ruled hell and changed skin tones.
I'm pretty damn sure Spawn could carry Peter Parker's love child if McFarlane or whoever was writing wanted him too

DaveCummings
02-04-2009, 03:28 PM
he should team up with the awesome smash asap!


In all fairness to Rob, that Smash character he had for awhile. I remember him in a Fighting American story back in like 1998. Granted, a lot of his Fighting American stuff is if I remember correctly, is his unpublished Captain America pages that he ended up reworking after he was released from the Heroes Reborn project. Just as Stephen Platt's pages were as well. Though Rob tried to say that they weren't...which kinda fell apart because his Fighting American book was the character fighting Soviets instead of Nazis, but Platt's pages still had them wearing Nazi uniforms with the swatikas and everything.

I don't entirely know what prompted him to bring that character back though.

Speaking of reworking art,

http://z.about.com/d/comicbooks/1/0/5/C/spidermanmcfarlane.jpg

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/amazing-spider-man/300-3.jpg

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/x0/x1692.jpg

http://www.toptenz.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/300.jpg

Where have I seen that pose before?

http://www.comicbookresources.com/images/previews/imagecomics/haunt/Haunt_Teaser.jpg

bartleby
02-04-2009, 03:33 PM
In all fairness to Rob, that Smash character he had for awhile. I remember him in a Fighting American story back in like 1998.

And we all know that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby didn't create the Hulk for Marvel until March 2000.

DaveCummings
02-04-2009, 03:39 PM
And we all know that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby didn't create the Hulk for Marvel until March 2000.


I don't know what my point was...except that Smash wasn't all new and pretty much from his recycled unpublished Captain America work.

Jason California
02-04-2009, 03:42 PM
I don't know what my point was...except that Smash wasn't all new and pretty much from his recycled unpublished Captain America work.


Yeah, Liefeld has a looooooooooong history of copying other people work. He did not just start doing this. Good work on noticing that dude.

Jerome Gibbons
02-04-2009, 03:44 PM
I thought I heard that that Smash character was supposed to be a parody of the Hulk or something?

Buk Was Right
02-04-2009, 03:51 PM
Yeah, Liefeld has a looooooooooong history of copying other people work. He did not just start doing this. Good work on noticing that dude.

He's also been accused of copying all of those ankle high mounds of dirt from Foot Hiding Landscaping Today America's #1 magazine about creative earth decoration for the specific intent of hiding hard to draw body parts.

Khrutch
02-04-2009, 03:52 PM
Just want to interject a thought here, we all do realize that all of Marvels "iconic" charcters were "ripped off" from other sources that came before them, yes?

Prime example - the Hulk was inspired by Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. It cute how people seem to think the big two were created in a vacuum of nothing.

Another thought here: McFarlane created the persona of Spider-man that exists today, he can rip it off if he feels like it IMO.

TheKraken
02-04-2009, 03:54 PM
When I was in 4th grade or so, I was trying to learn to draw anatomy from McFarlane's Spidey comics. I am glad I realized he didn't know any better than I did before it did too much damage. :)

TheKraken
02-04-2009, 03:55 PM
Just want to interject a thought here, we all do realize that all of Marvels "iconic" charcters were "ripped off" from other sources that came before them, yes?

Prime example - the Hulk was inspired by Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. It cute how people seem to think the big two were created in a vacuum of nothing.

Another thought here: McFarlane created the persona of Spider-man that exists today, he can rip it off if he feels like it IMO.

He's right, you guys. Remember how Mr. Hyde wore ragged purple pants and fought the US Army in the desert all the time?

MAK15
02-04-2009, 03:55 PM
Another thought here: McFarlane created the persona of Spider-man that exists today, he can rip it off if he feels like it IMO.

what 'persona' of spiderman you talkin' 'bout?

costello
02-04-2009, 03:57 PM
It looks more like Venom and Spawn, but yeah. Odd.

Dark Sasha
02-04-2009, 03:58 PM
It's a rip off. Plain and simple.

costello
02-04-2009, 03:58 PM
what 'persona' of spiderman you talkin' 'bout?

All style no substance?

Reading some of those Spider-Man comics was painful.

costello
02-04-2009, 03:59 PM
He's right, you guys. Remember how Mr. Hyde wore ragged purple pants and fought the US Army in the desert all the time?

I just remember Mr. Hyde sleeping with a ton of whores.

Did Hulk do that?

MAK15
02-04-2009, 04:00 PM
All style no substance?

Reading some of those Spider-Man comics was painful.

hold on, I wanna hear what the dude's gotta say.

maybe he means the crazy flexible anatomy that lotsa Spidey artists use today.
I dunno.

joeAR
02-04-2009, 04:02 PM
I'll give the first issue a try.

The Crushtacean
02-04-2009, 04:02 PM
hold on, I wanna hear what the dude's gotta say.

maybe he means the crazy flexible anatomy that lotsa Spidey artists use today.
I dunno.

He won't answer. Post one inflammatory thing, then move on to another thread. That's his style.

Jason California
02-04-2009, 04:03 PM
He's right, you guys. Remember how Mr. Hyde wore ragged purple pants and fought the US Army in the desert all the time?

:)

Yeah, but he means the mild manner man with the monster inside.


what 'persona' of spiderman you talkin' 'bout?

The spiderman webs as we know them today were designed by McFarlane and Todd did start the ball rolling with all the crazy poses.

MAK15
02-04-2009, 04:07 PM
:)

Yeah, but he means the mild manner man with the monster inside.



The spiderman webs as we know them today were designed by McFarlane and Todd did start the ball rolling with all the crazy poses.

I thought thats what he meant.

course, that's not really a 'persona', now is it?

JamesV
02-04-2009, 04:08 PM
Another thought here: McFarlane created the persona of Spider-man that exists today, he can rip it off if he feels like it IMO.

O_O

This oozes wrong in a way that I could not even imagine existing before reading this.

costello
02-04-2009, 04:17 PM
hold on, I wanna hear what the dude's gotta say.

maybe he means the crazy flexible anatomy that lotsa Spidey artists use today.
I dunno.

Oh yeah. (I'm half asleep so bare with me). I just remember how hard it was to buy all of the Spider-Man comics. Then once I got them I was disappointed with the books because they were all about the art and not about the story. McFarlane even admitted it in the Wendigo arc and said that's his style, so deal with it.

I remember how cool those books looked, especially the Return/Revenge of the Sinister Six, but reading them... blah.

You're right though. McFarlane definitely left his mark with Spider-Man's anatomy.

costello
02-04-2009, 04:21 PM
:)

Yeah, but he means the mild manner man with the monster inside.



The spiderman webs as we know them today were designed by McFarlane and Todd did start the ball rolling with all the crazy poses.

So...

Wolverine = Dracula?
Hank Pym = Dr. Frankenstein?

d.j.
02-04-2009, 04:23 PM
Dammit... I just imagined Spider-Man and Spawn making sweet, caring, passionate love.

Looks pretty cool, though. I've missed MacFarlane art -- I won't lie.

Buk Was Right
02-04-2009, 04:39 PM
Just want to interject a thought here, we all do realize that all of Marvels "iconic" charcters were "ripped off" from other sources that came before them, yes?

Prime example - the Hulk was inspired by Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. It cute how people seem to think the big two were created in a vacuum of nothing.

First of all I'd just like to say what an overwhelming surprise it is that you have an opinion that seems to be at odds with the majority opinion being expressed here.


Another thought here: McFarlane created the persona of Spider-man that exists today, he can rip it off if he feels like it IMO.

Secondly: I don't want to attempt to match your insane level of hyperbole that you've displayed here or anything, but this may be the single most ridiculous thing ever said on this board.

costello
02-04-2009, 04:44 PM
First of all I'd just like to say what an overwhelming surprise it is that you have an opinion that seems to be at odds with the majority opinion being expressed here.



Secondly: I don't want to attempt to match your insane level of hyperbole that you've displayed here or anything, but this may be the single most ridiculous thing ever said on this board.

Yay. We have another whipping boy.

I don't get it, I know a lot of have different opinions and we get heated every so often, but are some people out to make names for themselves, like they're auditioning for some sort of reality tv show? We have racist guy, the college drunk, the slut, the bitch, the guy who only speaks to cause fights... was the board always like this?

Buk Was Right
02-04-2009, 04:50 PM
Yay. We have another whipping boy.

I don't get it, I know a lot of have different opinions and we get heated every so often, but are some people out to make names for themselves, like they're auditioning for some sort of reality tv show? We have racist guy, the college drunk, the slut, the bitch, the guy who only speaks to cause fights... was the board always like this?

Wait... Which one of those am I again?

It's not racist guy because that's totally NOT me in that picture with Hannah Montana and I always say "no offense intended" before I say something completely offensive.

Jason California
02-04-2009, 04:56 PM
So...

Wolverine = Dracula?
Hank Pym = Dr. Frankenstein?


Not sure about those, but this is from Stan on the Hulk

. "I combined Jekyll and Hyde with Frankenstein," Lee tells, "and I got myself the monster I wanted, who was really good, but nobody knew it. He was also somebody who could change from a normal man into a monster, and lo, a legend was born."

costello
02-04-2009, 05:06 PM
Wait... Which one of those am I again?

It's not racist guy because that's totally NOT me in that picture with Hannah Montana and I always say "no offense intended" before I say something completely offensive.

Stop. I'll be honest, I was intimidated when I first joined the board. You lifers have deep roots. But I settled into a groove and I'm content now.

What I mean is I don't know if some people who join go out of their way w. a persona.

The Doctor
02-04-2009, 05:08 PM
That image and this thread are both very funny:D

costello
02-04-2009, 05:09 PM
Not sure...


yeah, I'll stop with the lame jokes.

dEnny!
02-04-2009, 05:11 PM
The lettering is awful.

And the stuff coming out of his hand wouldn't bother me so much if he'd actually illustrate where it was COMING from.

This is very much a smoosh of Spidey/Spawn.

Why couldn't he just draw Spidey or Spawn. :(

Buk Was Right
02-04-2009, 05:15 PM
Stop. I'll be honest, I was intimidated when I first joined the board. You lifers have deep roots. But I settled into a groove and I'm content now.

What I mean is I don't know if some people who join go out of their way w. a persona.

Intimidating persona nothing.

I read a ludicrous statement and pointed it out as a ludicrous statement.

And I'm still trying to decide if I should take "lifer" as an insult or a compliment... :)

MAK15
02-04-2009, 05:19 PM
Intimidating persona nothing.

I read a ludicrous statement and pointed it out as a ludicrous statement.

And I'm still trying to decide if I should take "lifer" as an insult or a compliment... :)

the fuck is a 'lifer' anyway?

DaveCummings
02-04-2009, 05:26 PM
Why couldn't he just draw Spidey or Spawn. :(


I remember when Joe Quesada first became EIC, he tried to bait McFarlane into drawing a Spawn/Spider-Man crossover with him. Mainly, because Joe was trying to get him to draw...anything. Because Joe said that the industry would definitely benefit by having the big names drawing again.

costello
02-04-2009, 05:30 PM
I read a ludicrous statement and pointed it out as a ludicrous statement.

And I'm still trying to decide if I should take "lifer" as an insult or a compliment... :)

I know. I read the thread. I was using your comment to bring up a question / comment.

lifer = someone who's been here since life began. Consider it a term of endearment.

Lyfeforce
02-04-2009, 05:32 PM
Stop. I'll be honest, I was intimidated when I first joined the board. You lifers have deep roots. But I settled into a groove and I'm content now.

What I mean is I don't know if some people who join go out of their way w. a persona.

...man's been on the board since 2006 and he's calling others "lifers".

LittleHouse
02-04-2009, 05:33 PM
Is this for real? Wow.

costello
02-04-2009, 05:37 PM
...man's been on the board since 2006 and he's calling others "lifers".

I just painted a "kick me hard" sign and hung it on my back, didn't I?

PimpSlapStick!
02-04-2009, 05:41 PM
Man that looks incredibly dumb

Dr. Chaos
02-04-2009, 05:41 PM
You know, if Todd wanted to start drawing Spider-Man again, he really should have just asked Marvel to let him come back and do an arc or two instead of doing it vicariously through this.

I don't think they would have minded, Todd, and no one would have judged you for it.

hellblazer72
02-04-2009, 08:18 PM
kirkham: hey toddy what'cha got there?
mcfarlane: it's the design for the haunted, have a look
kirkham: that's gold toddy! gold!

cory w
02-04-2009, 08:22 PM
Why didn't they call this "Jizzman"?

If that's what your jizz looks like, seriously, you need to talk to your physician.

People keep making the jizz joke, but it's so obvious and easy. Way to aim high.

Supreme Convoy
02-04-2009, 08:24 PM
I thought Kirkman confirmed in an interview that McFarlane is co-plotting the story, just like how he has been doing with his toy line. He wouldn't be involved with the interior art.

Still, I'm in!

MAK15
02-04-2009, 08:28 PM
If that's what your jizz looks like, seriously, you need to talk to your physician.

People keep making the jizz joke, but it's so obvious and easy. Way to aim high.

its called 'low brow' humor for a reason

Caley Tibbittz
02-04-2009, 08:28 PM
Spider-jizz
Spider-jizz
It's sticky wherever
That spider is
He can get it up
I guess that's great
Be careful when
He ejaculates
Look out --
He's got five penises on each hand!

Andrew
02-04-2009, 08:28 PM
I thought Kirkman confirmed in an interview that McFarlane is co-plotting the story, just like how he has been doing with his toy line. He wouldn't be involved with the interior art.

Still, I'm in!

Then if that's the case, Todd clearly didn't understand what Kirkman was saying when he called him out at the comic con. His art is what's been missing from the industry, not his writing or co-plotting.

MAK15
02-04-2009, 08:30 PM
Spider-jizz
Spider-jizz
It's sticky wherever
That spider is
He can get it up
I guess that's great
Be careful when
He ejaculates
Look out --
He's got five penises on each hand!

lol

guess whatever analog for black cat they make better keep her eyes closed, eh?

TheKraken
02-04-2009, 08:36 PM
Oh yeah. (I'm half asleep so bare with me). I just remember how hard it was to buy all of the Spider-Man comics. Then once I got them I was disappointed with the books because they were all about the art and not about the story. McFarlane even admitted it in the Wendigo arc and said that's his style, so deal with it.

I remember how cool those books looked, especially the Return/Revenge of the Sinister Six, but reading them... blah.

You're right though. McFarlane definitely left his mark with Spider-Man's anatomy.

Return of the Sinister Six was Dave Michelinie & Erik Larsen and Revenge was Erik Larsen as writer/artist, you know. :)

Supreme Convoy
02-04-2009, 08:39 PM
Then if that's the case, Todd clearly didn't understand what Kirkman was saying when he called him out at the comic con. His art is what's been missing from the industry, not his writing or co-plotting.

I forget where I read it, but Kirkman wanted McFarlane to return to comics. Todd has spent several years developing stories for his toyline; that time and effort could've gone to developing new comics. Kirkman didn't necessarily want him to return on art, just creating stories again.

TheKraken
02-04-2009, 08:40 PM
I forget where I read it, but Kirkman wanted McFarlane to return to comics. Todd has spent several years developing stories for his toyline; that time and effort could've gone to developing new comics. Kirkman didn't necessarily want him to return on art, just creating stories again.

When he called him out, he was asking McFarlane to draw a book for him. They may have changed the story since, but that was Kirkman's original stunt.

Andrew
02-04-2009, 08:46 PM
When he called him out, he was asking McFarlane to draw a book for him. They may have changed the story since, but that was Kirkman's original stunt.

That's right. He wanted McFarlane to draw something that he would write.

cory w
02-04-2009, 10:57 PM
its called 'low brow' humor for a reason

I guess I just expected more from someone like THE Gordon Chumway.

LenNWallace
02-04-2009, 11:04 PM
This reminds me of the South Park episode last season and the image of Randy Marsh covered in semen...

"It's ectoplasm! Did-did you see it? It was a spooky ghost!"

Thomas Mauer
02-05-2009, 01:28 AM
This reminds me of the South Park episode last season and the image of Randy Marsh covered in semen...

"It's ectoplasm! Did-did you see it? It was a spooky ghost!"

He was just trying to find his luck out Californy way!

AmirLehman
02-05-2009, 03:05 AM
how the fuck do you get your leg to bend that way at the knee?

You get bitten by a radioactive zombie-spider.

Doug
02-05-2009, 04:56 AM
I'm waiting to hear what the book is about. I also think that this first shot is made to look like Spidey intentionaly.

Evan the Shaggy
02-05-2009, 05:13 AM
The Origin of Haunt (What I think):

Pelvis Piller is a mild mannered high school student who needs to get laid. So Pelvis decides to go to a science exhibit because that's where the pussy is, am I right fellas? Anyway, Pelvis watches the exhibit take place for the purpose of examining what happens when a skull filled with jizz is bombarded with radioactivity, oh and the scientist also puts a Spiderman mask on the skull.

The radioactivity pulsing through the skull, it instantly comes alive and after yelling "F YOU!" to the audience, bombards Pelvis with jizz. Pelvis collapses and when he wakes up, he finds he has strange new powers.

"Holy shit bombs!" Pelvis exclaims. "I have super powers, just like that guy who swings around all the time, what's his name, oh yeah The Falcon!"

Pelvis returns home with glee only to find that his second cousin has been stabbed to death by the very ex convict who he let escape after not getting paid for his job at the car wash. He manages to catch the villain and decides to use his powers for good, for as his second cousin used to tell him:

"With a shit load of strength, comes a shit load of mind grapes."

TheTravis!
02-05-2009, 05:14 AM
Am I the only person on Earth who thinks McFarlane's art looks like shit? And who regards his "return to comics" with a jaw-cracking yawn of indifference?

TheTravis!
02-05-2009, 05:15 AM
The Origin of Haunt (What I think):

Pelvis Piller is a mild mannered high school student who needs to get laid. So Pelvis decides to go to a science exhibit because that's where the pussy is, am I right fellas? Anyway, Pelvis watches the exhibit take place for the purpose of examining what happens when a skull filled with jizz is bombarded with radioactivity, oh and the scientist also puts a Spiderman mask on the skull.

The radioactivity pulsing through the skull, it instantly comes alive and after yelling "F YOU!" to the audience, bombards Pelvis with jizz. Pelvis collapses and when he wakes up, he finds he has strange new powers.

"Holy shit bombs!" Pelvis exclaims. "I have super powers, just like that guy who swings around all the time, what's his name, oh yeah The Falcon!"

Pelvis returns home with glee only to find that his second cousin has been stabbed to death by the very ex convict who he let escape after not getting paid for his job at the car wash. He manages to catch the villain and decides to use his powers for good, for as his second cousin used to tell him:

"With a shit load of strength, comes a shit load of mind grapes."

Fuck Uncle Yo.

Evan the Shaggy
02-05-2009, 05:17 AM
Fuck Uncle Yo.

A better compliment I could not ask for :lol:

James W
02-05-2009, 05:19 AM
The positioning of his left thumb is genius/horrifying.

I'm pretty sure this image is a gag.

Thomas Mauer
02-05-2009, 05:21 AM
Pelvis Piller

:o

Piller is the German equivalent for pee-pee. Well played, sir! :)

DaveCummings
02-05-2009, 05:21 AM
When he called him out, he was asking McFarlane to draw a book for him. They may have changed the story since, but that was Kirkman's original stunt.


Yeah, because if he's just drawing the covers or something like that, it's kinda lame to put in big letters, "Todd McFarlane is Back!!". No, not really if he's just drawing covers.

Evan the Shaggy
02-05-2009, 05:30 AM
The Haunt's list of villains (what I think):

The Gray Gnome
Professor Squid
Virus
Hippopotamus
Gecko
Steven the Stalker

maverick-99
02-05-2009, 05:33 AM
I wish McFarlane would get over himself and draw a non-Image book again

Howlett
02-05-2009, 05:36 AM
The Haunt's list of villains (what I think):

The Gray Gnome
Professor Squid
Virus
Hippopotamus
Gecko
Steven the Stalker

And potential love interests, the White Canine and Marie-Janine Holmes.

With a developing friendship with school rival Speed Thomasson.

Evan the Shaggy
02-05-2009, 05:38 AM
And potential love interests, the White Canine and Marie-Janine Holmes.

With a developing friendship with school rival Speed Thomasson.

Fucking bravo sir. I espeically like the Holmes thing haha.

Howlett
02-05-2009, 05:41 AM
Fucking bravo sir. I espeically like the Holmes thing haha.

Elementary my dear Shaggy. It just made the most sense without being overly obvious :sherlock:

If I wasn't literally running out the door for work, I'd have added in some more. But alas, I must go make money :mad:

Keep the fires burning dude. I think we have a winner here between the both of us :D

Dingo
02-05-2009, 05:47 AM
The gooey stuff looks like it is definitely coming from his right hand, but the way the left hand one was drawn it looks like it might be coming out of his arse. It took me a few seconds of checking to see where it was coming from.


http://www.comicbookresources.com/images/previews/imagecomics/haunt/Haunt_Teaser.jpg

http://comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=19852

Doug
02-05-2009, 05:48 AM
I wish McFarlane would get over himself and draw a non-Image book again

He's a partner in Image. Why would he work for someone else? That would be like Quesada drawing a DC book.

Not everyone can be Mark Waid.

I AM GROOT!
02-05-2009, 05:56 AM
Meh, I may try it once there is more info available. That image, though? See all previous posts in this thread mocking it. :-?

tridon
02-05-2009, 06:00 AM
I'll read this because I like Kirkman and I used to like McFarlane back in the day. HOWEVER, that costume design absolutely sucks. I mean, is that cum coming out of his fingertips? I actually feel ill just staring at it. :sad:

AndrewG
02-05-2009, 06:23 AM
Am I the only person on Earth who thinks McFarlane's art looks like shit? And who regards his "return to comics" with a jaw-cracking yawn of indifference?

I think it's cool that he's back doing something with comics because he was so popular before and I'm sure his fans are going to be really excited about it. Though it does seem like he's not doing much more than co-plotting and covers.

Never cared for the man's art. I 'discovered' his work on Spider-Man and while I appreciated the detail in his work and the crazy poses he would put Spider-Man in I really only liked the work on characters like Lizard, Hobgoblin, Venom. When it came to drawing regular looking figures the people seemed to come off weird.

And I did not like the additional webs put onto the costume that many other artists seemed to adopt for years after. So glad that look went away.

ManOfMiracles
02-05-2009, 06:58 AM
Heh, can't wait for the Haunt/Smash Team-Up!!!!!!

Greygor
02-05-2009, 07:04 AM
My moneys going on this being a teaser Piss Take too cause internet talk


Guess what, it worked :wink:

Greygor
02-05-2009, 07:06 AM
So you guys are claiming Nerd-Bait?

I could see that.

I thought this was nerd bait

http://img12.imageshack.us/my.php?image=japanesesportcargirls77ty5.jpg

Sorry, back to the thread :Oops:

TheTravis!
02-05-2009, 07:08 AM
My moneys going on this being a teaser Piss Take too cause internet talk


Guess what, it worked :wink:

So fucking what? I don't see that internet talk = money in the bank. Especially as most of the internet talk seems to be "Fuck those guys".

Hoggie
02-05-2009, 07:14 AM
I just had to look again for a good laugh........bwahahaha

TheKraken
02-05-2009, 07:18 AM
Am I the only person on Earth who thinks McFarlane's art looks like shit? And who regards his "return to comics" with a jaw-cracking yawn of indifference?

Honestly, I think he could possibly be a good inker. There's no denying he has some energy and I have always liked how fluid his line looks... he just has no grasp of anatomy and other fundamentals. If you look at the detail work in the left hand, for example... if that was applied to some pencils with basic knowledge of the human form, it could be pretty cool. :)

Greygor
02-05-2009, 07:34 AM
So fucking what? I don't see that internet talk = money in the bank. Especially as most of the internet talk seems to be "Fuck those guys".

Woah, Caffeine rush or what? Probably just your phrasing :)

It's an old saying (and of course sometimes wrong) but there's no such thing as bad publicity.

Whether you hate or like the picture 2 things have happened

1. More people know that Kirkman and Todd have a new book coming out. They paid nothing to advertise this.

2. A lot of people want to see the next teaser picture to see if it's going to be as big a train wreck as the first seems to indicate.




Of course, it could well be as shit as I and I suspect you think it looks at the moment.

moonspider
02-05-2009, 07:34 AM
jesus christ.....first that weird hulk knock-off, now this.


why does'nt mcfarlane just draw spider-man, sheesh!

vynsane
02-05-2009, 07:59 AM
how the fuck do you get your leg to bend that way at the knee?

mcfarlane never bothered himself with petty trifles like anatomy and bone structure. i remember a pin up of spidey in the black costume from ASM #250 where he looked like he had two elbows.

i'm more concerned by the right hand. do ghosts have opposing pinky fingers as well as opposing thumbs? that's the scariest thing i've ever heard about ghosts.

Hoggie
02-05-2009, 08:03 AM
mcfarlane never bothered himself with petty trifles like anatomy and bone structure. i remember a pin up of spidey in the black costume from ASM #250 where he looked like he had two elbows.

i'm more concerned by the right hand. do ghosts have opposing pinky fingers as well as opposing thumbs? that's the scariest thing i've ever heard about ghosts.

That is pretty weird, along with his massive forearms.

Jerome Gibbons
02-05-2009, 08:04 AM
Am I the only person on Earth who thinks McFarlane's art looks like shit? And who regards his "return to comics" with a jaw-cracking yawn of indifference?

He...I guess he draws good monsters, at least. Beyond that, I don't really care for his art.

PeteL
02-05-2009, 08:06 AM
Between this and Loeb/Liefeld's "Smash" we're in for a gushing amount of innovative design.

JamesV
02-05-2009, 08:09 AM
Between this and Loeb/Liefeld's "Smash" we're in for a gushing amount of innovative design.

Remember kids!

Come to Image! Do your own characters!

Dingo
02-05-2009, 08:16 AM
Remember kids!

Come to Image! Do your own characters!

:rofl:

Adam Geen
02-05-2009, 08:25 AM
Lame.

I would have bought this title in a heartbeat but after seeing that, no go. Don't even care what it's about now.

Andrew
02-05-2009, 09:14 AM
He's a partner in Image. Why would he work for someone else? That would be like Quesada drawing a DC book.

Not everyone can be Mark Waid.

Because all of the other Image founders have gone back and drawn something for the Big Two at some point in the years since Image began. Todd remains the only one with enough of an ego to have not done that, even though he's the one who could potentially have the greatest positive impact on the industry if he did. He still has quite a few fans, apparently.


why does'nt mcfarlane just draw spider-man, sheesh!

Exactly.

moonspider
02-05-2009, 09:55 AM
Because all of the other Image founders have gone back and drawn something for the Big Two at some point in the years since Image began. Todd remains the only one with enough of an ego to have not done that, even though he's the one who could potentially have the greatest positive impact on the industry if he did. He still has quite a few fans, apparently.



Exactly.


:high five:

late
02-05-2009, 10:46 AM
I don't see what the fuss is about -- it IS a rip-off; of his own style. But anyway, to each his own.

Doug
02-05-2009, 10:52 AM
Because all of the other Image founders have gone back and drawn something for the Big Two at some point in the years since Image began. Todd remains the only one with enough of an ego to have not done that, even though he's the one who could potentially have the greatest positive impact on the industry if he did. He still has quite a few fans, apparently.



Exactly.

True, but since he has McFarlane Toys doesn't he have more money then the other founders? I don't think he needs to go work for one of the Big 2.

Yes, Todd has an ego, but I don't think that is what is preventing him from working at Marvel.

SteveFlack
02-05-2009, 11:18 AM
Does Todd McFarlane actually like comics? I mean, I've never really heard him say anything about a genuine love of the medium. I always had the feeling that he's a failed amateur baseball player who fell back into his second talent: drawing.

If his career didn't break out at the right time, I doubt we'd still hear of him. He'd have moved on to another career by now.

Hoggie
02-05-2009, 11:34 AM
Does Todd McFarlane actually like comics? I mean, I've never really heard him say anything about a genuine love of the medium. I always had the feeling that he's a failed amateur baseball player who fell back into his second talent: drawing.

If his career didn't break out at the right time, I doubt we'd still hear of him. He'd have moved on to another career by now.

He always seems so down on comics. Without Spiderman we probably would have never heard of him.

DaveCummings
02-05-2009, 11:44 AM
Does Todd McFarlane actually like comics? I mean, I've never really heard him say anything about a genuine love of the medium. I always had the feeling that he's a failed amateur baseball player who fell back into his second talent: drawing.

If his career didn't break out at the right time, I doubt we'd still hear of him. He'd have moved on to another career by now.


I dunno. I know when people asked him in the past about drawing again, he kind of dismissed it. Just as he dismissed it when people talked about trying to rejuvinate the industry. He came off like nothing can be done to help it. Which is a shitty way to act...especially with someone with as much success that he had.

I mean, as much as people like to rip on Rob or the other founders, they still draw comics. Hell, Rob him self had said that he draws just for himself pretty much, because he doesn't need the money. Erik, Marc, and the Jims still draw. Todd hasn't drawn any sequential work really in 15 years, really. The others drew because they had that itch. Todd doesn't really seem like he has that. Which is kinda disappointing. Because as much as the online fans like to poke fun at them, his work does tend to appeal to the teenage crowd.

leviathan
02-05-2009, 12:01 PM
Does Todd McFarlane actually like comics? I mean, I've never really heard him say anything about a genuine love of the medium. I always had the feeling that he's a failed amateur baseball player who fell back into his second talent: drawing.

If his career didn't break out at the right time, I doubt we'd still hear of him. He'd have moved on to another career by now.

Yeah, I've always wondered about that. Its like he went through so much crap to break into the business or something that he has no inclination to return now that he's gained mainstream acceptance.

I mean, I can't think of any comic fan who wouldn't be ecstatic to be where he is right now. Hell, even Byrne, for all his faults, is dedicated to the medium and shows it. McFarlane just seems to have ignored it for the first better thing that came along. I find that very sad.

TheKraken
02-05-2009, 12:07 PM
I don't see what the fuss is about -- it IS a rip-off; of his own style. But anyway, to each his own.

You can't rip off your own style. You sure can "design" a dude that looks like Venom and intentionally put him one of your old Spider-Man poses, tho'... :)

AceOfSpades
02-05-2009, 01:33 PM
I'll give it three panels to impress me :|

vynsane
02-07-2009, 08:42 PM
NYCC announcement: greg capullo doing breakdowns, ryan ottley doing finished pencils and mcfarlane on digital inks.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=19908

http://ryanottley.com/archives/165

complete mind-180. i'm in for the long-haul on this one.

Khrutch
02-12-2009, 05:35 PM
More art:

http://images.comicbookresources.com/previews/imagecomics/haunt/Haunt_Teaser_2_sm.jpg

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=20034

andrew french
02-12-2009, 05:57 PM
Isn't this part of that satire line, with that Smash purple hulk?

It's not just ripping off, isn't it just Image testing how far they can recreate spider-man and hulk?

chazbot
02-19-2009, 11:58 AM
This also looks a lot better.

http://comicbookresources.com/images/previews/imagecomics/haunt/Haunt_Teaser_3.jpg

TheKraken
02-19-2009, 12:22 PM
VENOM will find the truth!

ZombieSpeedball
02-19-2009, 01:04 PM
VENOM will find the truth!

Seriously. I didn't know the Image universe had symbiotes now.

Khrutch
02-19-2009, 01:08 PM
Seriously. I didn't know the Image universe had symbiotes now.

Spawn's "costume" is a symbiote, always has been.

Howlett
02-19-2009, 01:09 PM
This also looks a lot better.

http://comicbookresources.com/images/previews/imagecomics/haunt/Haunt_Teaser_3.jpg

It's InVenomcible!

ZombieSpeedball
02-19-2009, 01:11 PM
Spawn's "costume" is a symbiote, always has been.

I meant, like, in the Marvel sense. The alien sense. The monster that attaches to the guy and is all whippy and webby.

NickT
02-19-2009, 01:12 PM
NYCC announcement: greg capullo doing breakdowns, ryan ottley doing finished pencils and mcfarlane on digital inks.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=19908

http://ryanottley.com/archives/165

complete mind-180. i'm in for the long-haul on this one.
Wasn't McFarlane originally doing all the art?

ZombieSpeedball
02-19-2009, 01:18 PM
Wasn't McFarlane originally doing all the art?

Haha... "originally." "Original." :lol:

Hoggie
02-19-2009, 01:44 PM
the swirly thing as his emblem, really.

ZombieSpeedball
02-19-2009, 01:59 PM
the swirly thing as his emblem, really.

http://pokelibrary.com/images/pokemon/poliwag.jpg

Tom Burgos
02-19-2009, 03:05 PM
Am I the only person on Earth who thinks McFarlane's art looks like shit? And who regards his "return to comics" with a jaw-cracking yawn of indifference?

I really never saw what the big deal is about the guy. The same way I always felt about Jim Lee. I don't understand their appeal, but to each their own.

Tom Burgos
02-19-2009, 03:12 PM
The Haunt's list of villains (what I think):

The Gray Gnome
Professor Squid
Virus
Hippopotamus
Gecko
Steven the Stalker

What about Hauntara, aka Janine Draftsman, ("To See her Is To Lust After Her"), I am sure Bendis is a huge fan...

Ryan Elliott
02-19-2009, 03:42 PM
We're still talking about this. Awesome.

vynsane
02-19-2009, 04:16 PM
Wasn't McFarlane originally doing all the art?

they were always vague on who was going to do what. they never said outright that he would be doing art chores.

Arion
02-19-2009, 04:41 PM
Wow. Eleven-year-old me would have been sooooo psyched for this. Now? Not so much.

Maybe I would have never found this exciting at all...

Andrew
02-19-2009, 05:02 PM
they were always vague on who was going to do what. they never said outright that he would be doing art chores.

It'll cost them sales, that's for sure.

But hey, Todd does what Todd wants.

Donal DeLay
02-19-2009, 07:39 PM
I really never saw what the big deal is about the guy. The same way I always felt about Jim Lee. I don't understand their appeal, but to each their own.

Todd McFarlane: His appeal comes mostly from his days on Spider-man. When everyone else was focusing on storytelling he was focusing on design. His pages popped with energy and flashy panels due to his college degree in design. He made He set the standard for how Spider-man is not only drawn, but how he performs/moves in the movie, too. He might not have a great knowledge of anatomy (which he admits to and says is why he focused on flashy design in his pages) but he's a very dynamic storyteller.

Jim Lee: I'm actually shocked this needs to be explained, but, Lee is the Image generations John Buscema and Joe Kubert in one. His character renderings and storytelling are crisp, clean and aesthetically appealing, and his storytelling has improved 10x in the past 5 years.

Not to mention he continues to grow and experiment as an artist and graphic designer. While not the best at conveying emotion in his faces, he more than makes up for that with his energetic pages.

That's just my opinion, though.